Milwaukee's Nearman Breaks School 5000m Record
WALNUT, Calif. (April 18, 2009) - Senior Holly Nearman of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee women's track and field team broke her own school record in the 5000m at the Mt. Sac Relays Friday night.
Nearman ran a time of 16:36.62 in California to eclipse her school record by almost six seconds (16:42.51). She initially set the record at the NCAA Mideast Regional last season and since broke the record at the Raleigh Relays in the first weekend of the outdoor season. Friday, her time placed her 14th in the olympic development section of the 5000m.
Nearman was the Panthers's final competitor at the Mt. Sac Relays.
Junior Abbie Zaspel kicked off the meet Thursday in the olympic development section of the 10,000m, taking fourth in 36:04.57. The time is fourth-best in school history.
Senior Danielle Magargee also competed at the meet Friday morning, taking 34th in the open 5000m with a time of 18:17.17.
The remainder of the team opened its weekend competition in the Rankin Invitational with the women's hammer throw. Junior Jamie Woods smashed her personal record in the event, throwing 146-0 for ninth place. It was a PR by over five feet.
Milwaukee wraps up the Rankin Invite, hosted by Purdue University, Saturday in West Lafayette, Ind.