Milwaukee Sees Distance Medley Record Fall At Drake
DES MOINES, Iowa (April 24, 2009) - The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee women's track and field team broke the school record in the distance medley to highlight its first day of action at the Drake Relays Friday in Iowa.
The quartet, made up of sophomore Tanaiya Fisher, junior Kelsey Conrad, freshman Erika Hanson and senior Holly Nearman ran a time of 12:06.17 to eclipse the old record of 12:09.30, set in 1996. That time placed them 18th in the event.
"Our distance squad, combined with Kelsey, keeps on running extremely well this season," UWM head coach Pete Corfeld said. "It was a good result, especially just before conference, and it keeps adding to what they've been doing all season.
The foursome also broke the DMR record during the indoor season.
Conrad also competed in the preliminaries of the 100m, taking 16th with a time of 12.46.
The Milwaukee men's team ran two relays and saw senior Adam Schleis compete in the 110m hurdles. The 4x100m relay, consisting of Schleis, juniors Isaiah Adams and Tyler Bucholz and sophomore Cory Yttre ran a time of 41.96 for 16th in the preliminaries.
Adams, Bucholz, Yttre and senior Patrick Casey competed in the 4x400m relay, taking 17th in the preliminaries of the event. They combined on a time of 3:16.45.
Schleis took 14th in the 110m hurdles preliminaries, crossing the line 15.05.
Milwaukee is back in action tomorrow, finishing up competition at the Drake Relays. While they are in the area, the Panthers will also send a couple athletes to the Kip Janvrin Open in Indianola, Ind., tomorrow, while the rest of the team will be in Milwaukee for the Marquette Twilight.