Milwaukee Wins Six Events At Area Meets
May 10, 2013
La Crosse, Wis. - The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee men's and women's track & field teams posted wins in nearly every event they competed in at a pair of meets in late action Friday.
First, at the UW-La Crosse Eagle Open, the Panthers swept the pole vault competitions on the day. Sarah Finer won the women's competition with an outstanding effort. The senior cleared 12 feet, ¾ inches (3.68m) to take the top spot. That height now stands second in UWM history. On the men's side, Garrett Vetesnik won with a height of 16-5 ½ (5.02m), well ahead of second place.
Milwaukee also finished 1-2 in the women's triple jump. Samia Taylor took the top spot with a leap of 40-1 ¼ (12.22m), soaring past the rest of the field by nearly two feet. Erika Suchla was second at 38-5 (11.71m), also well in front of third place to give Milwaukee the top-two spots.
In other action at the Dr. Keeler Invitational in Naperville, Ill., the Panthers boasted wins in three more events in limited action.
Senior Washington Farrington won the 100m with an impressive time of 10.68 seconds, just shy of his career best that is second place in UWM history.
Chiamaka Okonkwo took the top spot in the 100m hurdles with a season-best time of 14.22, more than half a second in front of the next finisher.
Sophomore Chelsea Maxey was runner-up in the 400m hurdles with an impressive time of 1:02.86, just shy of the career best she set one week ago at the league championships.
Simon came in fourth overall in long jump with a leap of 22-7 ¾ (6.90m), just shy of his career best.
Weston Brusky posted a PR in the 1500m, crossing the line in 3:58.36 to win his heat and take 17th out of more than 80 runners.
Shelby Schaal finished fourth in javelin after a toss of 126-0 (38.42m), not far behind her school record.
Milwaukee now awaits the announcement early next week for the NCAA West Regional Meet in Austin, Tex. The top 48 individuals from each event are invited to compete in hopes of making it to the NCAA Championships.