Milwaukee Back In Action At Whitewater Invite
Jan. 19, 2007 Whitewater, Wis. 5 p.m.
MILWAUKEE, Wis. (Jan. 16, 2007) - The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee women's track and field team returns to action this weekend when it travels to Whitewater, Wis., for the UW-Whitewater Invitational Friday, Jan. 19.
The Panthers opened the 2007 indoor season last weekend, taking third among six teams at the Division I Invitational in Kenosha, Wis. Sophomore Beth Zimmerman led the way winning both the long and triple jumps and taking second in the 200m.
Senior Timeka Walker added a win in the 55m and sophomore Jes Weyandt in the pole vault, while UWM also posted a win in the 4x200m relay. Walker, sophomore Kicha Cary and freshmen Stef Ross and Kelsey Conrad combined on the relay win.
Outside the winners circle, a number of Panthers posted noteworthy efforts, led by a pair of rookie throwers in the weight throw. Both Jamie Woods and Ashley Zander eclipsed Milwaukee's school record in the event of 37-1 ¼, previously held by Stephanie Ray. Woods broke the mark with a throw of 44-4 ¼, while Zander now sits second in school history with a throw of 40-1 ¼.
In the triple jump, Zimmerman just missed a school record, moving from the fourth to the second position in school history with a leap of 37-10, just 1 ¼ back of Stephanie Kenesie's school mark. Freshman Emily Budde joined Zimmerman and teammate Cary on the list, debuting at 10th with a jump of 36-0 ¾.
This season, Milwaukee remains in-state for the bulk of its indoor competitions, leaving only for the Iowa State Cyclone Classic (Feb. 9-10) before the Horizon League Championships in Ann Arbor, Mich. The Panthers opened the season last weekend in Kenosha and compete this week in Whitewater. UWM returns to action Jan. 27 at the Madison Elite Invite, hosted by Wisconsin, and hosts its only meet of the season Feb. 16 at the Klotsche Center.