Havener Breaks Her Own Pole Vault Record At Rankin Invite
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (April 19, 2008) - Sophomore Erin Havener broke her own school record and junior Beth Zimmerman won the triple jump to lead the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee women's track and field team at the Rankin Invitational Saturday at Purdue.
Havener eclipsed her own school record with a final height of 12-1 1/2 she set earlier this season. She cleared 12-3 1/2 to break the record and take second in the event. Junior Jes Weyandt also finished in the top three of the event, tying for third with a height of 10-11 3/4.
"Today was pretty good meet for us," Milwaukee head coach Pete Corfeld said. "Erin broke her school record in the pole vault and we had quite a few (personal-bests). I'm more happy about this trip, especially after our trip to Tennessee. We did not get as many results as we would like liked (due to the rain). But, today we got back out there and really got back on track."
Zimmerman led three Panthers in the top five of the triple jump, leaping 38-7 3/4 for top honors. Sophomore Reigna Pierce took second in the event with a distance of 37-9 1/2. Junior Kicha Cary made her outdoor season debut with a fifth-place finish in the event at 35-11 1/2.
The trio also finished in the top 10 of the long jump, led by Zimmerman's third-place finish (17-11 1/2). Sophomore Emily Budde took fifth at 17-6 3/4, ahead of Pierce in seventh (17-6) and Cary in eighth (17-2 1/4).
Sophomore Jamie Woods added a pair of top-three finishes, taking third in both the shot put and discus throw. She threw 40-5 in the shot put and a personal-best 139-8.
Senior Angie Huebner in the 5000m and the 4x100m relay also took second in their respective events. Huebner ran a time of 18:07.47 as runner-up in the 5000. Junior Danielle Magargee also finished in the top five with a time of 18:31.66. Milwaukee's 4x100m relay finished the event in 47.85.
The Panthers also had top-five finishers in the 200m and 400m. Freshman Angie Kaufmann finished the 200m in 25.75 for fifth place, while senior Shannon Buttchen ran 59.10 in tying for fifth in the 400m.
UWM splits up for a pair of meets next. Some of the team will head to Des Moines, Iowa, for the Drake Relays. The remainder of the squad will travel across town to compete at the Marquette Invitational.