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