School Records by Breimon and Cary Spark Spartans

Feb 8, 2014 | J.Crane

RESULTS: 2014 Grinnell Invite

GRINNELL, IOWA - The University of Dubuque Women's Track & Field team once again broke two school records on Saturday at the Grinell College Invitational. The two records had stood for exactly one week as Brenda Breimon (Oconomowoc, Wis./Slinger) and Taylor Cary (Bettendorf, Iowa/Bettendorf) each broke their own records set last week at Cornell. UD finished sixth as a team. 

Breimon's record setting performance in the pole vault earned her a first place finish, besting second place by 0.46m. Her height of 3.36m (11' 0.25") currently sits second in the Iowa Conference and 44th in Division-III. Cary knocked 0.05 seconds off her own school record in the 60m Hurdles with a time of 9.40 seconds, good for second place.

The Spartans finished second and third in the 200m Dash with Alexis Higgins (Cedar Falls, Iowa/Cedar Falls) running the 10th fastest time in UD history at 27.68 seconds. Brittany Burns (Beloit, Wis./Beloit Memorial) was on Higgins heals at 27.90. Higgins also finished fourth in the high jump clearing 1.53m (5 feet). 

Nickolette McKenzie (Hoffman Estates, Ill./William Fremd) was third in the triple jump at 10.55m (34' 7.5"). The UD 4x200m Relay team of McKenzie, Rachael Busjahn (Sobieski, Wis./Pulaski), Amanda Zbilski (Lake in the Hills, Ill./Huntley), and Chantel Christiansen (Anamosa, Iowa/Anamosa) finished third at 1:50.93. 

Women's Team Rankings
1) Central  116.5 
2) Clarke 91.5
3) NIACC 84.5
4) Grinnell 81
5) Cornell 73.5
6) Dubuque 70.5
7) Graceland 47
8) Southwestern CC 23
9) Creighton 22
10)   Simpson 16
11) U of Iowa Track Club   8.5
12) Coe 8


Men's RECAP: "Valcin Wins Pole Vault for 4th Time"

UP NEXT: The Spartans will cross the Dubuque-Wisconsin Bridge for the UW-Platteville Invitational on Saturday, February 15th. Field events begin at 11:00 am with track events starting at 11:30 am. 

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