Panthers Wrap Regular Season In Georgia
ATLANTA, Ga. (May 15, 2010) - Tanaiya Fisher posted the ninth-best 800m time in school history to highlight the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee men's and women's track and field teams' performances at the Georgia Tech Invitational Saturday.
The meet was Milwaukee's last of the regular season. Panthers will not wait to see if they qualify for the NCAA West Regional, May 27-29, in Austin, Texas. UWM has a handful of athletes currently ranked among the top 48 in the region in there events and could draw bids to the meet.
Fisher ran a time of 2:15.47 in the event for 35th place and, more importantly, ninth in school history. She joins her older sister, Tenia (2003-06), on the program's top-10 list for the event. Elise Sigg also competed in the event Saturday, taking 52nd in 2:24.69.
Beth Zimmerman and Samia Taylor posted some strong showings in the triple jump, while the women's squad had five competitors over three more events. Zimmerman leapt 39-9 3/4 in the event and tied for 15th. Taylor was 23rd, jumping 38-10 1/2.
Flo Mafany and Calanetta Burrows ran in the 400m hurdles, Angie Kaufmann in the 400m and Kelsey Conrad and Katie Duchow in the 200m. Mafany ran 1:02.52 for 22nd in the hurdles and Burrows was 25th in 1:03.53. Kaufman took 29th in the 400m with a time of 56.74. In the 200m, Conrad crossed the line 31st in 24.88 and Duchow 39th in 25.30.
The men's side featured some high finishes for Panthers, led by Quinn Mongoven tying for fourth in the high jump. He cleared 6-10 3/4 in the event, which is just a quarter inch of the school record he established this season. Matt Jensen also took 10th in the discus throw and Tyler Bucholz was 16th in the 200m. Jensen threw 140-3 and Bucholz ran a time of 21.51.
UWM also had three men running in the 800m, led by Ryan Weir's time of 1:53.72 and 43rd-place finish. Jake Spaciel was 57th in 1:54.95 and Jake Reilly took 63rd with a time of 1:56.30.