Panthers Post Strong Performances At Western
May 1, 2004
MACOMB, Ill. - Strong performances by five women in the sprints and by Eric Wheeler in the hurdles highlighted a strong day of performances by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee at the Western Illinois Open Saturday afternoon.
The meet was the final tune-up before next week's Horizon League Championship.
On the women's side, Timeka Walker won the 100, Iris Perez the 200 and Tenia Fisher the 400 for the Panthers, with Sara Vanderloop adding a second-place finish in the 200 and Teresa Braunreiter a third-place standing in the 400. UWM added to its dominance in the sprints by claiming the 4 x 100 meter title.
In other top performances on the women's side, Stephanie Ray took second in the pole vault, Kalin Konop captured third in the triple jump and Katie Slamka claimed fourth in the 100 hurdles. UWM also had two top-four finishes in the 400 hurdles.
Wheeler took the day for the men, winning the 110 hurdles in 15.17 and the hurdles in 56.61. Kyle Huebner also took home an individual title for the Panthers, winning the pole vault.
UWM claimed second and fourth place (Adam Hobler and Eric Gresham) in the 200 and four of the top six spots in the 400. Adam Swanson finished second in the 800 in 1:56.14 while UWM's 4 x 400 relay team captured second.
Nick Davis performed well in the field, taking second in the long jump and third in the triple jump. Plus, Nick Gertz finished second in the shot put and fourth in the discus while Nick Wichert claimed fourth in the hammer throw.