April 4, 2014
Florida Relays Results | Embry-Riddle Spike Classic Results
MADISON, Wis. -- The Wisconsin women's track and field team opened up a busy weekend with strong results in the Sunshine State at the Florida Relays at Percy Beard Track in Gainesville, Fla., and the Embry-Riddle Spike Classic at Embry Riddle Track in Daytona, Fla., on Friday.
Senior Erin Cawley impressed on the first day of competition at the Florida Relays by posting one of two top-five finishes for the Badgers. She finished fourth in a loaded field in the 3000 meter steeplechase with a time of 10 minutes, 30.80 seconds. Jacksonville's Svenja Meyer broke the Florida Relays record by nearly nine seconds after finishing in 10:20.80.
Freshman Colette Richter delivered even more of a surprise with a fifth-place finish in the 5000 meters. Richter did not compete in the indoor season but came through with a time of 16:55.43. Lavinia Jurkiewicz (37th, 17:43.49) and Kassidy Clark (38th, 17:44.40) also competed in the event for the Cardinal and White.
UW posted two top-10 finishes in the 1500 meters as freshman Emma Lisa Murphy placed ninth in 4:25.01 and fellow freshman Sarah Disanza was 10th in 4:25.13. Gabi Anzalone also ran in the event and finished 20th in 4:30.57. Florida's Rebekah Greene won in 4:19.68.
Sophomore Brianna Bower set her personal record in the javelin throw at the Walt Disney Open and nearly did the same Friday evening. She placed 11th out of 25 competitors with a throw of 144 feet, 5 inches
In the 800 meters, the Badgers were led by sophomore Molly Hanson and Lizzie Wendt. Hanson, who won the 800 at the Walt Disney Open two weekends ago, placed 19th in 2:09.64 while Wendt clocked in at 2:09.81. Senior Victoria Paulson finished 30th in 2:14.44.
Junior Sophie Roth led the Badgers at the Embry-Riddle Spike Classic with a pair of top-two finishes in the 100 and 200 meter prelims.
The Badgers went 1-2 in the 100 meter prelims, with Roth clocking in at 12.00 and Azie finishing in 12.10. They will compete in the finals at 10:20 a.m. (CT) Saturday.
Roth continued her solid day by qualifying for the 200 meter finals, which will be held at 3:40 p.m. Saturday. She advanced after posting a time of 24.88.
Emmon Rogers helped UW to another win the javelin throw with a heave of 112-5, while Savitch finished third after a mark of 108-7.
Wisconsin also enjoyed success in the long jump, as Laura McGinnis finished second by soaring 17-10 3/4 and Brenna Detra placed third after a mark of 17-9 1/2.