Week 2 // January 28 10 a.m.
Edmonds Cup (West Lafayette, Ind.
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MILWAUKEE, Wis. (Jan. 23, 2005) - The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee women's track and field team returns to action after a week off at the Edmonds Cup Saturday (Jan. 28), hosted by Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind. The meet gets underway at 10 a.m.
Last Time Out
The Panthers rolled in its season opener, winning the Division I Invitational, despite competing in just nine events. Junior Timeka Walker won both the 55m and 200m to lead Milwaukee, which tallied five wins on the day. Senior Katie Slamka added a win in the 55m hurdles, while sophomore Joy VanLaanen won the long jump and freshman Beth Zimmerman topped the triple jump.
Timeka Walker was named the Horizon League Female Athlete of the Week following her multi-win performance at the Division I Invite. It was just the first such honor of her career, while it has become the norm for the Panthers to win an award so early. This season was the fifth-straight year UWM opened its season at the D-I Invite, while it became the fourth-straight year a Panther has won the award after the season-opener.
Well, That Was Quick
Katie Slamka and Beth Zimmerman each accomplished personal feats in just the first meet of the season. Slamka ran a personal-record time of 8.45 in the finals of the 55m hurdles to, not only win the event, but also to jump from No. 10 to 6 on the school's top-10 in the event. Meanwhile, Zimmerman won the first event of her career at her first meet. It marked the first time a UWM freshman won an event in the team's indoor season-opener since 2000, when Stephanie Kenesie also won the triple jump.
UWM heads to Cedar Falls, Iowa, for the Northern Iowa Classic on Feb. 3.