Panthers Win 11 Events, Take Warrior Invite Crown
WAUWATOSA, Wis. (April 8, 2006) - The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee women's track and field team posted 11 wins, including three Panthers with two wins each, to blow away the field at the Warrior Invitational, Saturday in Wauwatosa.
Milwaukee finished with 223 points to win the six-team meet, while Conordia finished second with 119. Marquette finished third with 98, while MSOE (68 points), Wisconsin Lutheran (46) and Edgewood (6) rounded out the field in the first meet ever held at Wisconsin Lutheran's Raabe Stadium.
Senior Katie Slamka, junior Timeka Walker and freshman Beth Zimmerman each won two events to lead the way. Slamka picked up wins in both the 100m and 400m hurdle events, running a time of 15.56 in the 100mH. In the 400m hurdles, she finished in a time of 1:03.03 to edge teammate junior Taryn Cozine, who ran a personal-best time in the event for the third-straight weekend (1:03.13).
Walker topped both the 100m and 200m, running a ime of 12.72 in the 100m and 26.21 in the 200m. Zimmerman, meanwhile, set a PR with a leap of 36-4 1/2 in winning the triple jump. Her jump of 16-9 1/2 in the long jump was also good enough for the win.
Senior Stephanie Ray, sophomore Shannon Buttchen and junior Maggie Seed rounded out the individual winners for Milwaukee. Ray cleared 11-0 in winning the pole vault, while Buttchen's time of 59.56 was tops in the 400m. Seed completed the 5000m in 19:05.64 to beat the next attached runner by over 75 seconds.
Buttchen, Cozine, junior Amy Sunby and freshman LeaDrean Jordan also combined on a win in the 4x400m relay, while the Panthers made it a relay sweep with a win in the 4x100m, as well. The quartet finished the 4x400m in 4:06.63, while the foursome of Walker, senior Iris Perez, junior Marcia Roundtree and freshman Kicha Cary finished the 4x100m in 48.51.