Zimmerman Breaks Own Triple Jump Mark
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (April 9, 2010) - Senior Beth Zimmerman broke her own school triple jump record for the second time this season to highlight the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee women's track and field team's performance at the Sea Ray Relays Friday.
Zimmerman leapt 40-6 to take second in the event and eclipse the school standard she established in the event March 27. At that meet, she cleared 39-10 1/2. Behind Zimmerman was freshman Erika Suchla, who's jump of 38-2 1/4 put her 12th on Friday and moved her up to fifth in school history.
The Panthers also had dual top-10 times in the 100m hurdles, where freshmen Chia Okonkwo and Flo Mafany each improved their standings in school history. Okonkwo shaved 0.24 seconds off her personal-best with a time of 14.50. She took 20th in the event and slid up to third in school history. Mafany ran 14.73 for 27th on the day and seventh in school history.
Mafany was one of two top-20 finishers in the 400m hurdles, where sophomore Calanetta Burrows ran a personal-best 1:02.82 for 12th place. Mafany was 20th in 1:03.95.
Senior Kelsey Conrad posted a pair of top-20 finishes of her own on the day, while Milwaukee also had athletes place in the top 20 in the discus throw and pole vault. Conrad ran 12.14 in the 100m for 19th and was 20th in the 200m with a time of 24.64. Senior Jamie Woods threw 138-5 for seventh place in the discus throw, while freshman Brittany Alsum was eighth at 137-3.
In the pole vault, freshman Chantel McConville cleared 10-6 for a tie for 11th.
The Sea Ray Relays wrap up Saturday.