Hennig wins 800 as Women's Track & Field competes at UW-Milwaukee meet

Hennig wins 800 as Women's Track & Field competes at UW-Milwaukee meet

MILWAUKEE - The Concordia University Wisconsin Women's Track & Field team had one of its strongest showings of the year at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Tune-Up on Saturday. The Falcons totaled 11 personal records in their final meet before the indoor conference championships next weekend.

CUW finished in second place, but was the top Division III team at the meet as Division I UW-Milwaukee won the title. This meet was exactly what the Falcons needed right before the NACC Championships. As the title suggests, it was the perfect Tune-Up meet which helped the team improve heading into next weekend.

Freshman Nicole Gloede (Bonduel, Wis.) and junior Mary Heinz (Clintonville, Wis.) both had PRs in both the shot put and weight throw this weekend. Gloede threw bests of 8.54 meters in the shot and 9.39 meters in the weight throw while Heinz hit marks of 9.61 meters and 11.78 meters, respectively. Also in the shot put, freshman Delaney Verba (Milwaukee, Wis. - 10.08 meters) and sophomore Marissa Krohn (Brookfield, Wis. - 8.19 meters) both threw new bests. Krohn also hit a PR in the 200-meter dash with a time of 31.07.

Junior Emily Mauermann (Janesville, Wis.) leaped a new personal best in the long jump of 4.88 meters, bumping her up to sixth place in conference heading into next weekend and earning her fourth place at the meet.

On the track, senior Jessica Hennig (Springfield, Ill.) finished first in the 800-meter run, with a personal best time of 2:26.78, moving her to the third best time in the NACC. Sophomore Jessica Rice (Canton, Mich.) also ran a PR in the event with a 2:38.19. Freshman Meagan Rummage (Turkey) has been hitting a new PR every weekend and this weekend was no exception as she ran 5:55.57 in the mile.

The NACC Indoor Championships will be held next weekend at Carthage College. The meet is set to begin at 10 a.m.