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Throwers lead way as Badgers close big weekend

<b>Senior Taylor Smith placed second in the weight throw and fourth in the shot put.</b>

Senior Taylor Smith placed second in the weight throw and fourth in the shot put.

Feb. 9, 2013

Cyclone Classic Results

AMES, Iowa -- On Friday at the Cyclone Classic in Ames, Iowa, sophomore Deanna Latham broke the Wisconsin school record in the 60 hurdles, finishing the event in the time of 8.39 seconds.

Competition at the Lied Recreation Center resumed on Saturday, and even though UW’s school records remained intact, the Badgers still put up strong performances, especially in the throws.

Several Badgers competed in seeded field events and closed the weekend of competition with big marks. The nationally-ranked duo of senior Taylor Smith and sophomore Kelsey Card placed in the top five in both the weight throw and shot put.

In the weight throw, Smith put up her best mark of the season, taking second place with a mark of 67 feet. Card rounded out the top three, finishing in third with a throw of 63-2 1/4.

Also for Wisconsin, junior Abby Lueck took seventh with a mark of 58-3 1/4 and sophomore Angela Boushea finished in eighth with an effort of 57-3 1/3.

After posting big marks in the weight throw to open the season, Smith is ranked 13th nationally in the event, while Card ranks 35th in the nation.

In the shot put, the duo ranks in the top 20 nationally, with Card sitting at No. 19, while Smith comes in just behind her teammate at No. 20.  Smith closed her day of competition with a fourth-place finish in the shot, throwing 51-9 3/4. With a throw of 50-6 1/4, Card placed fifth.

On the track, senior Jessica Flax took fifth in the 60 hurdles finals, with a time of 8.62, after she ran the event in 8.63 during Friday’s preliminary round.

Sophomore Deanna Latham had qualified for the 60 hurdles finals with her record-breaking performance on Friday, but didn’t compete in Saturday’s final round. Latham did take part in the high jump and placed ninth with a clearance of 5 feet, 4 1/2 inches. Redshirt freshman Brooke Richardson finished with a height of 5-2 1/2 to take 11th place.

Also competing for the Badgers, sophomore Gabrielle Anzalone took eighth in the seeded 5000 meters, finishing with a time of 16:32.90. In the seeded 800 meters, senior Brittany Harper finished in fifth place with a time of 2:11.94.

With the Big Ten meet only two weeks away, Wisconsin returns home for one final tune-up, next Friday, Feb. 15, with the Red and White Open. The competition will be held inside the Camp Randall Memorial Sports Center (The Shell) and competition begins at 2:30 p.m. with field events, while races on the track start at 3:30.

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