Atwater’s Throwing Double Propels Women’s Track to Runner-Up

Jan 16, 2016

2016 Solomon Butler Classic Women's Results

2016 Solomon Butler Classic Men's Results

DUBUQUE, Iowa – Sophomore Tanasha Atwater won the shot put in a school record of 44-6.25 and won the weight throw to lead the University of Dubuque women’s track team to a second-place finish in the Sol Butler Classic on Saturday afternoon.

The Spartans placed second with 79.5 points and was the top Iowa Conference finisher after outscoring Loras (53) and Coe (12.5). Cornell won the team title with 91 points.

Atwater broke her shot put record set in 2015 and led a trio of throwers, including Lauren Egnarski and Nicole Forson, that scored 37 points, nearly 41 percent of the Spartan total.

Forson placed third in the shot put (37-8) and second in the weight throw (48-10) while Egnarski finished sixth in the shot put (37-5).

The Spartans other win came from the quartet of Brittany Burns, Brittany Burks, Jasmine Bethea, and Amanda Zbilski in the 4x200m relay (1:49.43).

Adding a runner up finish in the pole vault was Amanda Zbilski (10-0).

UD indoor mile record holder Fabiola Ortiz took home third in the mile (5:30.21) with Kiersten Wenthold placing fourth (5:39.14) behind a pair of standout runners from Cornell.

The Spartans continue their 2016 indoor campaign when they head to the Monmouth Midwest Invite next Saturday, January 23 at 11:00 a.m.

Women (Top UD Finisher)
55m – 6th (7.71) Jasmine Bethea (Jr.)
400m – None
600m – 9th (1:52.38) Kiersten Wenthold (Jr.)
Mile – 3rd (5:30.21) Fabiola Ortiz (Jr.)
3000m – None
55h – 8th (9.33) Isabella Solis (Fr.)
4x200m relay – 1st (1:49.43) Burns, Bethea, Zbilski, Burks
4x400m relay – 7th (4:26.26) Burns, Enis, Zbilski, Pagel
4x800m relay – None
High Jump – 7th (4-9) Jordyn Gargus (Sr.)
Pole Vault – 2nd (10-0) Amanda Zbilski (Jr.)
Long Jump – None
Triple Jump – 12th (30-1) Bobbi Jo Helgemoe (So.)
Shot Put – 1st (44-6.25) Tanasha Atwater (So.)
Weight Throw – 1st (48-11.25) Tanasha Atwater (So.)

Team Scores (11 teams)
1st – Cornell College (91 points)
2nd – UD (79.5)
3rd – Clarke (73)