Duo of Smith, Card come up big


ON WISCONSIN <b>Senior Taylor Smith won both the shot put and the weight throw.</b>
ON WISCONSIN
Senior Taylor Smith won both the shot put and the weight throw.
ON WISCONSIN

Feb. 2, 2013

Warhawk Classic Results | Meyo Invitational Results

WHITEWATER, Wis. -- Senior Taylor Smith and sophomore Kelsey Card have been putting up big marks all season long in the throws and the Wisconsin duo was once again impressive, finishing 1-2 in both the shot put and weight throw at the Warhawk Classic on Saturday.

The duo dominated the throwing events, with Smith winning both the shot put and the weight throw, while Card trailed only her teammate in the two events to take second place.

In the shot put, Wisconsin placed three athletes in the top five behind Smith, who won the event with a throw of 50 feet, 4 1/2 inches. Card claimed the second spot, throwing a mark of 50-3 1/4 and junior Abby Lueck took fourth with an effort of 46-6 3/4.

Smith and Card sit in the top 20 nationally in the event after strong early-season performances. Card’s mark of 53-10 1/2 places her at No. 17 nationally, while Smith is ranked 18th with a throw of 53-9 1/4.

After the strong performances in the shot put, four Badgers finished in the top five in the weight throw to add to UW’s successful day.

Smith claimed her second win, taking home the title with a throw of 66-9 1/4. Card finished in second place with a throw of 57-10 1/4.

Adding to the Badgers’ success, Lueck took fourth with an effort of 56-10 3/4, while sophomore Angela Boushea threw 54-6 3/4 to finish fifth.

In the weight throw, Smith is ranked 13th nationally, while Card sits at 32nd. Lueck ranks 45th and Boushea ranks 50th.

In addition to the Warhawk Classic, a number of Wisconsin runners attended the Meyo Invitational in Notre Dame, Ind.

Nearly 50 teams attended the competition in Notre Dame’s Loftus Sports Center, which is known for producing some of the nation’s top marks in middle distance and distance events.

Senior Brittney Harper claimed the highest finish for a Wisconsin athlete, running to a 16th place finish in the 800 meters with a time of 2 minutes, 12.84 seconds. Junior Lizzie Wendt took 20th with a time of 2:13.75, while junior Liz Sequin placed 70th in a time of 2:23.65.

Sophomore Erica Speigelberg led the Badgers in the 1000 meters, finishing 41st with a time of 17:47.48. Anne Gregory took 47th in a time of 17:53.82, while redshirt freshman Dana Steffen took 53rd with a time of 18:10.65.

In the mile, junior Rachel McNally finished in 25th place with a time of 5:01.83. Redshirt freshman Colleen McNulty crossed the finish line just after McNally in a time of 5:06.28 and freshman Lauren Holtz placed 66th in 5:18.18.

Wisconsin will divide its forces yet again next Friday and Saturday, Feb. 8-9, when the Badgers travel to both the Cyclone Classic in Ames, Iowa, and the Husky Classic in Seattle, Wash.

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