Men's and Women's Track and Field Finish Strong at Panther Tune-Up
Feb. 20, 2010
MILWAUKEE- The UIC men's and women's track and field teams prepared for next weekend's Horizon League Indoor Track & Field Championships by competing in the Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panther Tune-Up on Friday night.
In the dual meet, the men's team bested Chicago State, Marquette and conference-rival Loyola, while falling short against another Horizon League foe, the host Panthers.
The Flames cleaned up in the 4 x 400 relay with both entries claiming the top two spots. The winning team of Josh Stanner, Brandon Stoffregen, Matt Zaluckyj and Roy Mwale posted a time of 3:23.75, narrowly edging out teammates Erik Perez, Farrahadoon Durrani, Lewis Brown and Anthony Simone who came in at 3:24.30.
Brown won the 800 meter race in a time of 1:55.85, while Durrani came in fourth (1:57.85) and Stoffregen came in sixth (1:58.78).
Newcomer Anthony Hollingsworth continued to run well during the indoor campaign, posting a second-place finish in the 60 meter dash (6.99 seconds) and third-place showing in the 200 meter run (22.95 seconds). Mwale finished third in that event (23.13 seconds).
For the women, they beat out Chicago State and Marquette while being narrowly edged out by Loyola and Milwaukee.
Toni Ogundare (800 meter run; 2:16.30), Kellie Schuh (pole vault; 3.70 meters) and Monique Bostert (weight throw, 17.62 meters) all claimed victory on Friday night.
Bostert's distance of 17.62 meters in the weight throw is a facility record. The previous best of 17.21 meters set by Andrea Karpela of Detroit stood since 2003.
Bostert also claimed the second spot in the shot put (12.14 meters), while Schuh finished third in the triple jump (11.17 meters).
UIC will now head to Ann Arbor, Mich. where they will compete at the Horizon League Indoor Track and Field Championships beginning Saturday, Feb. 27th and continuing through Sunday, Feb. 28th.
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