Panthers Wrap Up Weekend At Rankin, Mt. Sac Relays
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (April 17, 2010) - The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee women's track and field team saw six top-10 marks in team history posted as it wrapped up its weekend of competition at the Mt. Sac Relays and Dave Rankin Invitational Saturday.
Senior Kelsey Conrad wrapped up the 53rd Annual Mt. Sac Relays in Walnut, Calif., running in the 100m and 200m events. Meanwhile, the remainder of the squad competed at the Rankin Invite, hosted by Purdue.
Conrad placed sixth in the Olympic development/open section of the 100m, finishing in 12.00. She was just 0.002 seconds out of fifth. The 200m results have yet to be posted.
Milwaukee had two jumpers finish in the top three of the triple jump at Purdue. Freshman Samia Taylor became the second Panther to leap 40 feet in the event, clearing 40-2 3/4 to take second in the event. Her distance is second in school history. Freshman Erika Suchla was third with a jump of 38-2 3/4. Her jump was a personal record and is fifth in school history.
Senior Jamie Woods had a strong performance in the throws, PRing in the shot put with a throw of 43-6. She is fourth in school history in the event and placed 10th on Saturday. Woods was also eighth in the discus at 136-2 and 11th in the hammer with a throw of 149-0. Freshman Brittany Alsum also had a top-10 throws finish to her credit, taking 10th in the discus (129-0).
In the short sprints, sophomore Katie Duchow had a standout performance, finishing in the top three in both the 100m and 200m and cracking the top-10 in school history in both events. In the 100m, she took second with a time of 12.19 and moved to eighth in school history. She also ran 24.93 in the 200m for third and the seventh-best time in school history. Junior Angie Kaufmann was also in the top 10 of the 200m, taking eighth in 25.42.
Senior Beth Zimmerman had a strong outing in the long jump, leaping 19-2 for fourth. Another fourth-place finisher for the Panthers was senior Jenni Parish in the high jump with a height of 5-3 3/4. Sophomore Ashlee Mongoven was eighth in that event with a height of 5-1 3/4.
UWM had top-five finishers over five more events, including the pole vault where sophomore Courtney Fisher had a final height of 11-2 1/4 for fifth. The height also put her seventh in school history. Freshman Flo Mafany was fifth in both the 100m and 400m hurdles. In the sprint event, she finished in 15.19, while freshman Chia Okonkwo was fourth in 15.00. Mafany ran 1:05.29 in the 400m event, behind sophomore Calanetta Burrows in third with a time of 1:03.57.
Kaufmann finished fifth in the 400m with a time of 58.02 and sophomore Erika Hanson was eighth in 59.10. In the 4x400m relay, the Panthers' quartet finished third in 4:02.74. Hanson, junior Tanaiya Fisher and sophomores Kristi Schuette and Beonca Mitchell combined on the time.
Schuette was also seventh in the 800m with a time of 2:18.33.
Milwaukee returns to action at the Drake Relays and Marquette Invitational. The Drake Relays run April 22-24 in Des Moines, Iowa, and the Marquette Invite is April 24. The meets are the final preparations for the Panthers before the Horizon League Championships April 30-May 2 in Lisle, Ill.