Women's Track and Field Finishes Fifth At Tadd Metzger Invitational|
Feb. 5, 2005
Kenosha, Wis. - University of Illinois at Chicago senior distance specialist Jenni Goebel and sophomore sprinter Rowsha LaBranche turned in a pair of top-three marks to lead the Flames' women's track and field squad to a fifth-place finish at the Tadd Metzger Invitational, hosted by Carthage, on Saturday afternoon.
Goebel took home the 5,000-meter run title with a time of 17:41.79, while adding a runner-up finish in the 3,000-meter run with a season-best time of 10:25.18. LaBranche won the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:00.16, while finishing third overall in the 200-meter dash in 26.47.
Carthage took the overall title with 143 points, followed by Aquinas College (116.5), Northern Michigan (107.5), Ohio Northern (92), UIC (87.5), UW-Whitewater (85.5), St. Norbert (29), Greater Milwaukee TC (28), Concordia (21), Oakton CC (3), Benedictine (3) and Carthage Red (1).
The Flames also received a first-place mark in the 4x400 relay with a winning and season-best, time of 4:07.33.
UIC will be back in action on Feb. 12th, as they will split up the squad and head to both the Butler Invitational (1:00 p.m.) and Lewis Invitational (3:00 p.m.).