Fisher Continues To Lead Panther Women
March 27, 2004
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee women's track and field team was looking forward to a good beginning to this year's outdoor season. Competing at the Purdue Invitational in West Lafayette, Ind. The women received some solid performances by, what appeared to be, a smaller lineup for coach Corfeld's Panthers.
Sophomore Tenia Fisher led the way for the Panther women by building off her recent success from the indoor season. The second-year performer raced to a time of 56.80 to claim the victory in the 400-meter dash. Fisher's time was just short of her own school record time of 56.58 set during the 2003 season.
Katie Slamka and Anna Christian also added some good runs. Slamka opened her outdoor season in the 400-meter hurdles and claimed a second-place finish with a time of 1:03.18. Slamka also added a fifth-place finish in the 100-meter hurdles. Anna Christian had a tough task to handle by running the 10,000-meter run, but came away in third with a time of 37:27.57.
Other Contributors were Stephanie Ray, Griffin McNulty, Kourtney Nault and Jodi Hrdina. Ray, typically a strong pole-vaulter, had her best finish in the triple jump where she placed fourth. The sophomore finished eighth in the pole vault. McNulty finished fifth in the 800-meter run while Nault placed sixth in the 10,000-meter run. Hrdina, who also competed in the 400-meter hurdles, finished fifth.
The Panthers will return home for practices for the week and will head off to Charleston, Ill. where they will compete in the Big Blue Invitational. The event will last two days and will start on Friday, April 2 at 2 p.m.