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A broken record: School marks fall yet again for Badgers

<b> Sophomore Abby Lueck threw two personal-bests on Friday <b/>

Sophomore Abby Lueck threw two personal-bests on Friday

Feb. 17, 2012

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MADISON, Wis. -- The records keep falling this season for the throwers on the Wisconsin women's track and field team. Two records set earlier this season were broken yet again at Friday's Red & White Invitational inside The Shell.

Senior Taylor Smith continues to be an unstoppable force in the weight throw. Smith added another win to her season-long undefeated streak with a throw of 69 feet, 11 3/4 inches. With that mark, Smith broke her own record for the event by an inch and improved the mark that has her leading the Big Ten and ranked No. 5 nationally.

Sophomore Abby Lueck took second with a personal-best mark of 61-5. Redshirt freshman Angela Boushea followed in third at 60-2. Newcomer Jenny Svobodny competed unattached in her first collegiate meet. With a throw of 48-7 1/2, the freshman took fourth.

Freshman Kelsey Card was the other record breaker for the Badgers. Card shattered her previous shot put record by over half a foot with a launch of 54-2. With the new mark, Card earned her second win in the shot put in her rookie season and leads the Big Ten in the event.

Smith threw for second place with a mark of 53-3 3/4. Sophomore Jasmine Boyer followed with the best mark of her career, 52-11, for third.

Lueck took fourth with her second personal-best throw of the day at 48-11 1/2. Boushea threw the shot 45-9 1/4 for fifth place and Svobodny took sixth with a toss of 44-10 3/4.

In the pole vault, sophomore Courtney Walden cleared a personal-best height of 12 feet for the win. Freshman Taylor Kirby competed unattached for the first time as a Badger to take second place with a clearance of 11-0 1/4.

On the track, freshman Anne Gregory won the 3000 meters, cutting down her personal-best time by over 10 seconds at 10 minutes, 23.37 seconds. Sophomore Beth Hartig took second in the event with a time of 10:27.77. In third ran another unattached freshman, Dana Steffen, who clocked in at 10:33.96. Freshmen Rebecca Stoebe and Erica Speigelberg came in fourth and fifth at 10:39.05 and 10:46.95, respectively.

Every Badger in the 3000 meters ran a personal-best time in the event.
Senior Dani Fischer won the mile with a time of 5:03.06. Sophomore Lavinia Jurkiewicz competed in her first meet of the season and took second place, coming in at 5:17.62.

The Badgers move on to the Big Ten championships next weekend in Lincoln, Neb. The championship starts on Friday and continues onto to Saturday. Live results can be found on UWBadgers.com.      

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