UWM's VanLaanen Crushes Pole Vault Record
AMES, Iowa (Feb. 10, 2006) - Sophomore Joy VanLannen crushed the school record in the pole vault to take second in the event for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee women's track and field team on the first day of the Iowa State Cyclone Classic, Friday afternoon in Ames, Iowa.
VanLaanen cleared 12-11 1/2 to surpass the previous record of 12-1 3/4 by almost 10 inches. She finished second in the event and equaled the NCAA Provisional standard. Senior Stephanie Ray had been the record holder in the event, while VanLaanen's previous personal-best had been 11-7 3/4.
Milwaukee also had a strong showing in the 5000m, with sophomore Angie Huebner leading the way in 20th place with a time of 17:25.75. Her time moved her from sixth to third in school history in the event, setting a new PR by 25.18 seconds. Junior Kourtney Nault was 35th (18:00.45) in the event and senior Anna Christian was 36th (18:03.09).
Junior Timeka Walker and senior Tenia Fisher each ran season-best times in the 200m, as well. Walker finished tied for 40th in the event in 25.30 and Fisher was 60th in 25.73. Her time eclipsed a PR of 25.75, while she remained sixth in team history.
The action at the ISU Cyclone Classic continues Saturday morning at 10 a.m.