Walker, Slamka Lead Panthers On Day Two At League Meet
May 13, 2005
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Sophomore Timeka Walker won two individual championships with league-record times on Saturday to help the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee women's track and field team to a tie for second place at the 2005 Horizon League Outdoor Championships in Indianapolis, Ind. The Panthers tied Detroit with 151 points, while Youngstown State took top honors with 180.
In addition to Walker, UWM set another league record in the 4x100m relay, while junior Katie Slamka added two individual titles of her own to net League Outstanding Track Performer of the Meet honors. Freshman Angie Huebner was named the Track Newcomer of the Year with a solid showing for the second consecutive day.
Walker tied the league's record in winning the 100m, as she crossed the line in 11.89. Junior Iris Perez was fifth in the event at 12.28, while senior Sara Vanderloop also scored with a time of 12.62. In the 200m, Walker surpassed both the league and school mark, running a time of 24.28 for the win. UWM's mark had been 12.49, while the league's mark was 24.42. Perez and Vanderloop also scored in the 200m, as Perez took fourth (24.99) and Vanderloop once again was sixth (25.71).
Milwaukee's 4x100m relay also won a league title in record fashion, led by Walker. Teaming with Perez, Vanderloop and freshman Joy VanLaanen, who won the long jump on Thursday, the quartet ran a time of 46.90 for the win. The former league standard had been set at 46.90.
After scoring in both the long jump and javelin on Thursday, Slamka came back on Friday to repeat as 400m hurdle champion, complete a win in the inaugural heptathlon competition and place third in the 100m hurdles. In the 400m hurdles, she crossed the line in 1:02.77 to lead sophomore Taryn Cozine in second with a time of 1:04.13. Slamka also finished the heptathlon with 4565 points, the second-most in school history, and ran a time of 14.79 in the 100m hurdles. Junior Jodi Hrdina also placed in the heptathlon, taking third with 3901 points.
UWM scored two runners in both the 400m and 800m events on day two, while three of the scorers ran with the second-place 4x400m relay. Freshman Shannon Buttchen led the way in the 400m, taking fourth in 57.54, while junior Amber Perri was sixth in 59.43. In the 800m, junior Griffin McNulty was fifth in 2:18.04 and junior Tenia Fisher was sixth with a time of 2:20.20. Buttchen, McNulty, Fisher and senior Teresa Braunreiter combined on a time of 3:53.96 in the 4x400m relay for their runner-up finish.
Huebner scored a third-place finish in the 10,000m yesterday and took sixth in the 5000m on this day with a time of 17:55.48. Senior Anna Christian, who was second in the 10,000m, finished just ahead of her, taking fifth in 17:41.91. Another solid performer from a day ago, junior Stephanie Ray followed up her championship in the pole vault with a fourth-place finish in the triple jump. Ray leapt 35-0 to score in the event.
It was a three-team race, as UIC was fourth behind the Penguins, Panthers and Titans with just 53 points. Loyola took fifth with 49, while Butler with 46 and Wright State with 21 rounded out the field.
The Panthers have now taken second at the last four league indoor and outdoor meets.