2011 Indoor Top Times and Individual Results: Women | Men
MILWAUKEE, Wis. (Jan. 20, 2011) - The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee men's and women's track and field teams will host Marquette Saturday in the annual indoor dual meet between the two Division I teams in the city.
The meet gets underway with field events at 10 a.m. at the Klotsche Center. Track events are expected to get started at approximately noon.
Coach Corfeld on the Weekend's Meet
"We are going into this weekend looking to build on our success from last weekend's season opener (in Madison). We want to continue to tap our competitive spirit with these early-season meets, but, of course, we want to defend our home turf against Marquette."
Saturday will be the second indoor dual meet, and the fourth overall, since Milwaukee and Marquette started competing annually. The Panther women won both indoors and outdoors last season, with UWM posting a combined indoor win, as well. Meanwhile, the Golden Eagle men are 3-0 since the tradition started. The women from MU also won the inaugural outdoor meet in 2009.
Panthers in Golden Eagle Clothing
Marquette head coach Bert Rogers competed collegiately for Pete Corfeld at Milwaukee from 1996-99. He was a league champion in the indoor 200m for the Panthers, earned three all-league second-team awards and is in the top 10 of the 400m both indoors and outdoors. He also worked in the UWM athletic department following his collegiate career. Assisting Rogers is former UWM standout Nick Davis (2001-04). Davis won 10 league titles in a Panther uniform and is an associate lecturer at Milwaukee in the kinesiology department. He still holds the school and league record in the javelin.
To add further intrigue, Tanaiya and Toney Fisher's
brother Randey runs at Marquette, as does Lauren Grant's
Last Time Out
Milwaukee won five events over the men's and women's teams to get the 2011 season off to a great start at the Badger Track Classic in Madison, Wis. Durell Busby won the 60m hurdles in school-record fashion and Jake Whitewater won the triple jump to represent the UWM men. Samia Taylor (triple jump), Elise Sigg (3,000m) and Erin Havener (pole vault) were all victorious on the women's side.
Also, six returning men and eight women set personal records at the meet, led by Busby's school mark.
School Record Already
Durell Busby got his sophomore indoor season off to a tremendous start, already breaking the school record in the 60m hurdles. He was one of four top-10 hurdle times Saturday, but the most noteworthy as he crossed the line in 8.08 to eclipse Adam Schleis' school mark of 8.10. He had run a personal-best 8.24 in the preliminaries.
Also on the men's side, freshmen Alex Delveaux and Dexter Schleis also cracked the top-10. Delveaux ran a time of 8.38 in the prelims to tie the fourth-best time in school history, while Schleis went 8.45 in the finals to tie for 10th. Chia Okonkwo also crept up the top-10 list on the women's side, running 8.93 to put herself in a tie for second in school history.
Athletes of the Week
Three Panthers that won their events were named Horizon League Athletes of the Week this week. Busby was named the Men's Track Athlete of the Week, while Elise Sigg was named Women's Track Athlete of the Week and Samia Taylor was the Field Athlete of the Week.
Coming Up Next
The Panthers return to Madison for already the second time in 2011, competing at the Wisconsin Elite Invitational. The Badgers' meet gets underway Friday (Jan. 27) and wraps up Saturday.
Milwaukee has three women's event wins and two wins in the men's side this season. Five Panthers have one win apiece.