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    Women's Track And Field In Sixth Place After First Day Of Horizon League Championships
     

     
    Sophomore Jessica Fouche advanced to the finals in three events on Thursday.
     
    Sophomore Jessica Fouche advanced to the finals in three events on Thursday.
     
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    May 7, 2004

    Indianapolis, Ind. - University of Illinois at Chicago sprinter Jessica Fouche advanced to the finals in three events on Thursday afternoon, to lead the Flames to sixth-place, following the first day of the 2004 Horizon League Outdoor Track and Field Championships, hosted by Butler.

    Fouche won her heats in the 200-meter dash (24.86) and 400-meter dash (57.51), which were both good for second overall. She also took second in her 100-meter dash heat with a time of 12.32, putting her at fourth.

    Butler is currently in first place overall with 38 points, followed by Detroit (37 points), Loyola (33), Youngstown State (27), UW-Milwaukee (22), UIC (16) and Wright State (12).

    Senior distance runner Jenni Goebel picked up a second-place finish for the Flames in the 10,000-meter run with a time of 35:59.84.

    Junior Sara O'Mara broke her own record in the hammer throw with a heave of 157'4" to finish second overall in the preliminaries. Freshman Candace Jackson also advanced to the finals in the hammer throw with a career-best toss of 135'4".

    Other UIC student-athletes that have advanced to their respective finals, include: Rowsha LaBranche (200-meter dash, 25.47; 400-meter dash, 58.26), Elaine Hayes (200-meter dash, 25.64) and Tamika Johnson (400-meter dash, 59.10).

    Second-day Horizon League Championship action will begin at 12:00 p.m. on Friday afternoon.