Fisher Leads Panthers With Record-Breaking 800m Run
Feb. 12, 2005
AMES, Iowa - Junior Tenia Fisher broke her second school record of the season to lead the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee women's track and field team at the Iowa State Cyclone Classic, Friday and Saturday, in Ames, Iowa. Fisher, who broke the school 400m mark earlier this season, eclipsed her own 800m record by almost two seconds.
"The second day (of the event) went a lot better than the first," head coach Pete Corfeld. "When we got here on the first day we had a little rough going. Our performances really improved on Saturday."
Competing against stiff national competition, the Milwaukee native posted a time of 2:10.05 to take ninth in the event. She had previously set the 800m standard of 2:12.04 at the final meet of last season. At the Northern Iowa Classic last weekend she also broke the school 400m record, while falling just short of the 600m on Jan. 21.
"Tenia is just 1.05 seconds off an NCAA provisional time," Corfeld said. "She continues to get close. Hopefully she can get her provisional time before the end of the the indoor season."
Fisher also broke onto UWM's top 10 in the 200m, crossing the line in 25.75 for the sixth-best time in the school annals. Her high school teammate, sophomore Timeka Walker, finished just ahead of her in 25.70, 0.04 seconds off her personal record, which is the school's fourth-fastest time.
Junior Katie Anderson was Milwaukee's next-best finisher, taking 28th in the mile run. She completed the distance in 5:05.78. Walker posted a 31st-place finish in the preliminaries of the 60m in 7.83, while junior Katie Slamka took 38th in the 60m hurdles in 9.28.
Senior Anna Christian paced the distance runners, taking 36th in the 5000m. She finished in 17:56.66, ahead of freshman Angie Huebner in 43rd with a time of 18:09.25.
The Panthers return to action next weekend with their only home meet of 2005. Milwaukee plays host to the UWM Panther Tune Up in Friday (Feb. 18) at the Klotsche Center. Action gets underway at 4 p.m.