Panthers Head To Madison For Wisconsin Elite Invitational
MILWAUKEE, Wis. (Jan. 28, 2010) - The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee men's and women's track and field team are in action again this weekend, returning to Madison, Wis., for the second time in the first three weeks of the 2010 indoor season. The Panthers will be cometing at the Wisconsin Elite Invitational Friday and Saturday at the University of Wisconsin.
Milwaukee opened the 2010 season at the Badger Quad Jan. 16 and are coming off a combined win over Marquette in dual meet action last weekend. UWM combined on a 148-127 win over the Golden Eagles, led by a convincing 80-57 win on the women's side.
"The in-town rivalry with Marquette is something we want, to have a chance to compete against them and to do so at home is great," Milwaukee head coach Pete Corfeld said. "Both our teams competed well. It's nice to have a meet where we are competing to win and not just for performances. It really helps us to come together as a team."
The Panthers competed in their first dual meet since 1997 when they began their annual meet against the crosstown rival Golden Eagles. Marquette hosted UWM in an outdoor meet last season and will do so again April 2.
Next weekend, Milwaukee heads to South Bend, Ind., for Notre Dame's Mayo Invite Feb. 5-6.
One more school record fell in the Marquette dual meet. Senior Jamie Woods broke her own weight throw record with a toss of 53-2 3/4.
Mongoven and Taylor were named the Horizon League Men's and Women's Field Athletes of the Week this week. Mongoven claimed the award for the second-straight week to start the indoor season.
See Mongoven's school-record high jump here.