Cook, Mbari and Thompson All Post Wins For Track And Field Team At Carthage Invite.
Feb. 5, 2006
Kenosha, Wis. - Senior Brandon Cook, junior Trent Thompson and sophomore Joseph Mbari all posted individual event victories on Saturday to highlight the UIC men's track and field team's day at the Tadd Metzger Invitational hosted by Carthage College.
Cook won the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.68 while placing second in the 55-meter dash (6.61). Mbari, meanwhile, took first in the 5,000-meter race (14:58.95) and finished second in the mile in 4:28.57.
Thompson gave UIC its other first-place finish on Saturday, winning the 400-meter dash in 50.81.
As a team, UIC took second out of the 12 teams competing at the event.
On the women's side Senior Jessica Fouche's time of 25.22 in the 200-meter dash shattered her own school record of 25.48, which she set back on Feb. 21, 2004 at the UW-Milwaukee Quadrangular. Fouche's time was also a new meet record.
The victory in the 200-meter dash was one of two first-place finishes for Fouche as the Chicago native also won the 400-meter race in 58.87.
Fouche's efforts helped spark the women's team to a second place team standing at the invite out of the 10 teams competing. The Flames totaled 131 points, coming in just behind host Carthage (144.50).
Other notable perofrmances at the invite for the women's team were posted by Lisa Petty, who took second in the 3,000-meter (10:44.87), and Sara O'Mara, who placed second in the weight throw with a toss of 14.99m.
The UIC men's and women's track and field team will be back in action on Saturday, Feb. 11th, as the Flames compete at the Lewis Invitational in Romeoville, Ill.