4x400m Relay Wins To Lead UWM At Purdue Invite
April 2, 2005
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee women's track and field team got a win from its 4x400m relay, while a pair of juniors posted second-place showings, in a strong performance at the non-scoring Purdue Invitational, Saturday in West Lafayette, Ind. Senior Teresa Braunreiter, juniors Tenia Fisher, Griffin McNulty and freshman Shannon Buttchen combined on the first-place effort for the Panthers.
UWM's 4x400m quartet completed the event in 4:01.30 for the win. Fisher and McNulty also posted strong individual finishes, competing in the 400m and 800m, respectively. In the 400m, Fisher ran to a third-place finish and a time of 57.27. McNulty was sixth in the 800m with her time of 2:21.95, while junior Katie Anderson was close behind in eighth with her time of 2:23.47.
Juniors Stephanie Ray and Katie Slamka each contributed second-place finishes on the day, as well. Ray cleared 11-11 3/4 in the pole vault, posting the second-best height in school history and missing out on the record of 12-0 3/4 by 3/4 of an inch. In the 400m hurdles, Slamka ran to a time of 1:03.76 as runner up in the event.
Sophomore Timeka Walker also ran well at the meet, taking third in the 200m and sixth in the 100m. In the 200m, she ran the fastest time by a Panther since 1985, when she crossed the line in 24.78. Her time is the fastest in school history, while she just missed her personal record in the 100m, finishing in 12.21.
UWM returns to action at the Big Blue Invitational, April 7-9, in Charleston, Ill. The meet gets kicked off on Thursday with the start of multi-events, while the rest of the meet runs on Friday and Saturday at Eastern Illinois.