Women's Track and Field Dominates Competition At Elmhurst Invitational|
April 19, 2004
Elmhurst, Ill. - University of Illinois at Chicago sophomore sprinter Jessica Fouche turned in a dominating performance on Saturday afternoon, as the Chicago native collected four-first place finishes to pace the Flames at the Elmhurst Invitational.
Fouche captured the 100-meter dash title with a time of 12.43 and crossed the finish line of the 200-meter dash in 24.97. She was also the anchor-leg of the Flames' winning and school-record 4x100 (47.99) and 4x400 (3:57.62) relay teams.
Joining her on the record-winning relay teams were Elaine Hayes, Tamika Johnson and Rowsha LaBranche. The quartet had previously set the school-record of 48.17 earlier this season at the Wheaton Invitational.
LaBranche also took home a first-place finish in the 400-meter run with a season-best time of 58.27 and added a runner-up mark in the 200-meter dash (25.74).
Senior Jenni Goebel cruised to the 5,000-meter run title with a season-best time of 17:47.60, beating her runner-up by 53 seconds.
UIC will be back in action on Saturday afternoon, as they will travel to Renssaeler, Ind., to participate in the St. Joseph's Invitational.