Nearman Breaks School 5000m At NCAA Mideast Regional
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (May 30, 2008) - Junior Holly Nearman broke a school record in the 5000m and scored one point with an eighth-place finish in the event to lead the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee men's and women's track and field teams on the first day of the NCAA Mideast Regional Friday at the University of Arkansas.
Nearman crossed the line in eighth place with a time of 16:46.88 to break the school record she set earlier this season by more than a full second. Her finish netted Milwaukee one point, the second-straight.
Sophomores Tyler Bucholz and Laura Ring also ran personal-best times in their respective events, while posting the fastest times in school history for sophomores. In the men's 200m, Bucholz finished 19th, lowering his PR from 21.39 to 21.17 in the process. His time is second in school history, just 0.15 seconds off the school record.
Ring finished the women's 800m in 2:10.46, knocking 1.44 seconds off her previous PR and moving into third in school history. Her time also put her 19th in the event on Friday.
Junior Adam Schleis also placed in the 110m hurdles, as well as with the 4x100m relay. In the hurdles, he finished in 14.44 for 18th. Schleis and Bucholz formed half the 4x100m relay, which finished 15th with a time of 40.89, just off the quartet's season-best time of 40.81. Senior Lynn Koepke and sophomore Isaiah Adams rounded out the team.
The NCAA Mideast Regional continues Saturday, with senior Darren Cole representing the Panthers in the triple jump. The event is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.