Women's Track Wraps Up Regular Season
May 5, 2003
MILWAUKEE - Christine Wampach, Lynda Thiel and Stephanie Kenesie each collected a win as the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee women's track and field team wrapped up the regular season Saturday at Western Illinois. Wampach took first in the 1500m, while Kenesie won the long jump and Thiel took top honors in the pole vault.
Wampach posted a time of 4:54.76 in winning the 1500m, while Thiel won the pole vault with a height of 3.36m (11-0.25). Kenesie led four Panthers in the long jump, finishing first with a leap of 5.59m (18-4.25). Thiel followed in third place, measuring 5.26m (17-3.25), while Michelle Fritsch was fifth with a mark of 5.12m (16-9.75). Kalin Konop rounded out the top eight, jumping 5.06m (16-7.25).
Finishing behind Thiel in the pole vault was Stephanie Ray in second and Michelle Fritsch in third. Ray cleared 3.05m (10-0), while Fritsch topped out at 2.75m (9-0.25). In the triple jump, Kenesie took second, measuring 11.16m (36-7.5), with Allison Schnelle in third, jumping 10.98m (36-0.25) and Konop in fourth after a jump of 10.94m (35-10.75).
In other events, Kristy Naef collected a pair of second-place finishing, taking runner-up honors in the 100m and 200m. In the 100m, she collected a time of 12.25, while finishing the 200m in 25.80. Laura Diers finished fourth in both events, finishing the 100m in 12.50 and the 200m in 26.30. Tenia Fisher was seventh in the 200m in 26.76. In the 400m, Griffin McNulty was fourth in 1:01.06, while Katie Anderson took sixth in 1:01.93. Natalie Miko was fourth in the 800m in 2:30.28, while Abby Hurst took third in the 5000m in 18:37.96. In the 400m hurdles, Jodi Hrdina finished third in 1:07.35. Hrdina also finished fourth in the javelin, measuring 25.26m (82-10). Stephanie Ray was sixth in the hammer throw, recording a throw of 39.39m (129-3), while Allison Schnelle was fifth in the high jump, clearing 1.53m (5-0.25).
The Panthers will now head to Indianapolis for the Horizon League Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The league championship will begin on Thursday at the Carroll Track and Soccer Stadium in downtown Indianapolis.