Panther Women Take Sixth At Big Blue Invite
April 9, 2005
CHARLESTON, Ill. - The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee women's track and field team compiled five top-three finishes, including in all three relays, to take sixth at the Big Blue Invitational this weekend in Charleston, Ill. The Panthers scored 87.50 points, while Indiana State (146 points), Marquette (138.50) and host Eastern Illinois (134) occupied the top three places.
UWM's top relay finish came in the 4x800m relay, where senior Teresa Braunreiter, juniors Katie Anderson, Griffin McNulty and Tenia Fisher combined on a time of 9:13.60 to take second. The time was just 2.46 seconds of the school record. Fisher and Braunreiter were joined by teamed with sophomore Amy Sunby and freshman Shannon Buttchen to take third in the 4x400m relay with a time of 3:50.81. Milwaukee's third relay, the 4x100m, also placed third. Senior Sara Vanderloop, junior Iris Perez, sophomore Timeka Walker and freshman Joy VanLaanen teamed up for a time of 47.56.
Walker also placed among the top 10 in both the 100m and 200m, and Buttchen ran in the 400m. In the 100m, Walker finished sixth in 12.33, while she finished eighth in the 200m in 25.26. Perez also ran in the 200m, taking 10th with a time of 25.77. Buttchen placed seventh in the 400m, crossing the line in 58.32.
VanLaanen also performed well in the pole vault, clearing 11-5 3/4, the third-best height in school history, for fourth place. Junior Stephanie Ray also cleared that height, falling just 3/4 of an inch off her personal best, but took second based on attempts. The pair also represented UWM in the jumping events, with VanLaanen placing fifth in the long jump with a leap of 17-6 and Ray taking seventh in the triple jump with a jump of 36-1 1/4.
Freshman Angie Huebner took third in the 10,000m and junior Katie Slamka placed fourth in her first collegiate heptathlon to round out Milwaukee's top-five finishers. Huebner finished with a time of 38:15.03, while Slamka compiled 4053 points. Junior Jodi Hrdina also competed in the heptathlon, taking ninth with 3605 points.
Rounding out top 10 finishers was sophomore Taryn Cozine and senior Christine Wampach. In the 400m hurdles, Cozine ran a time of 1:06.87 for seventh place. Wampach was 10th in the 5000m, as she posted a time of 18:35.54.
The Panthers return to action next weekend, as the majority of the team will travel to the Pacesetter Invitational, April 15-16, in Terre Haute, Ind. Some athletes will travel to the Sea Ray Relays, April 13-16, in Knoxville, Tenn.