Panther Women Return To Action In Madison This Weekend
MILWAUKEE, Wis. (Jan. 24, 2008) - With a two-week lay-off since its season-opener, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee women's track and field team returns to action this weekend at the Wisconsin Elite Invitational Friday and Saturday in Madison.
The Panthers are coming off a win in their first meet of the 2008 season, topping the field at the Division I Invitational Jan. 19 in Kenosha, Wis.
Milwaukee won nine individual events, including two by junior Beth Zimmerman, in scoring 186.50 points to take top honors in the four-team field. Zimmerman won both the long and triple jump events, while senior Amber Curtis and sophomore Jamie Woods swept the throwing events. Zimmerman was rewarded for her performance, garnering league athlete of the week honors.
Zimmerman and Kicha Cary highlighted Milwaukee's performance last season at the Wisconsin Elite Invite, as each broke the school record in the triple jump. Zimmerman topped the event as one of four Panther winners on the day. Holly Nearman took first in the 5000m and Timeka Walker won both the 60m and 200m.
The meet this year gets underway Friday with the start of multi-events.
Milwaukee is in action next at the Northern Iowa Classic, Feb. 2, in Cedar Falls, Iowa.