Curtis Breaks Two More Records, UWM Takes Third At Big Blue Classic
CHARLESTON, Ill. (April 7, 2007) - Junior Amber Curtis broke two of her own school records to lead the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee women's track and field team to a third-place showing at the Big Blue Classic this weekend in Charleston.
Milwaukee finished with 171 points to finish just 17 points out of second place, while host Eastern Illinois took top honors.
Curtis broke her own school discus throw Saturday after eclipsing her hammer throw mark Friday. She tossed 164-5 to win the discus and surpass her mark of 158-2 set two weeks ago. In the hammer, she took fourth with a throw of 140-4. She had set the previous mark at that same meet with a throw of 139-11.
Freshman Regina Pierce also won the triple jump to lead the Panthers on day two. She leapt 36-6 1/2 for the win, her second-straight in the event and third win in two weeks.
Sophomore Jenni Saarinen, who won the long jump Friday, took second in the high jump, clearing 5-3 3/4. UWM also posted second-place finishes in the pole vault and 100m. Freshman Erin Havener and sophomore Jes Weyandt each cleared 11-5 3/4 in the pole vault, while Havener was second and Weyandt fourth based on attempts. In the 100m, it was senior Timeka Walker taking second with a time of 12.25.
The Panthers had a pair of top-five finishers in both the 400m and 1500m, as well, with sophomore Holly Nearman taking third in the 1500m (4:48.77) and junior Erin Magargee taking fifth (4:59.88). Freshman Kelsey Conrad was fourth in the 400m (59.56),just ahead of freshman Laura Ring in fifth (59.85).
UWM returns to action next weekend in town at the Marquette Invitational (April 13-14).