Sigg Highlights Day Two Of ISU Cyclone Classic
AMES, Iowa (Feb. 12, 2010) - Freshman Elise Sigg won the 5000m with the sixth-best time in school history to headline the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee men's and women's track and field team's second day of competition at the Iowa State Cyclone Classic Friday.
In addition to Sigg's win, sophomore Katie Duchow ran the third-fastest 200m time in school history for the Panther women. On the men's side, freshman Dan Simon wrapped up the heptathlon with the second-highest score in team history and took seventh, while junior Cory Yttre cracked UWM's all-time top 10 in the 200m.
Sigg ran 17:33.54 to win her event. In the 200m, Duchow ran a personal-best time of 25.15 to take 20th. Four more Panthers competed in the event, with senior Kelsey Conrad taking 35th in 25.44. Freshman Chia Okonkwo, who placed 59th, ran a time of 25.74 for ninth in school history. Junior Angie Kaufmann was 79th in 26.02 and sophomore Calanetta Burrows 87th in 26.43.
Milwaukee also got top-10 finishes on the women's side from senior Beth Zimmerman and sophomore Courtney Fisher. Zimmerman was 10th in the long jump with a leap of 18-2 1/4. Fisher cleared 10-11 3/4 in the pole vault to tie for ninth.
Simon put himself in good shape in the heptathlon with a strong first day on Thursday. He kept the pace on Friday, finishing with the second-best score in school history 4,926 points, just back of Justin Bohler's school mark of 4,995. His day was highlighted by a height of 15-3 in the pole vault. Sophomore Drew Feuk also competed in the event, taking 13th with 3,438 points.
Yttre's performance in the 200m put him 10th in school history, as he crossed the line in 22.51 for 63rd place. Junior Jared Foerch also competed in the event, taking 73rd in 22.63.
Junior Thomas Wells placed 11th in the 3000m, just ahead of senior Mike Sorenson in 12th. Wells finished in 8:56.88 and Uphoff in 8:57.61. Milwaukee also had competitors in the 5000m, led by sophomore Dan Uphoff in 21st with his time of 15:25.39. Senior Jason Axt was 26th in 15:41.73 and freshman Ryan Baumgartner 31st in 15:50.52.