Northern Iowa Classic (Cedar Falls, Iowa)
Week 3 // February 3 9 a.m.
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MILWAUKEE, Wis. (Jan. 23, 2005) - For the first of two-straight weekends, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee women's track and field team will be in action in the state of Iowa, competing at the Northern Iowa Classic, Friday (Feb. 3), in Cedar Falls, Iowa. UWM returns to the Hawkeye state next weekend, as well, for the Iowa State Cyclone Classic.
Last Time Out
Senior Tenia Fisher broke the school record in the 600m but fell short of first place at the Edmonds Cup, being edged at the finish by 0.10. Senior Griffin McNulty also posted a top-three finish for Milwaukee, finishing just 0.12 seconds out of second and 1.76 seconds out of first as the third finisher in the 800m.
Fisher... Fisher... Fisher
Any distance between 400m and 600m seems to be okay with Tenia Fisher. With her time of 1:33.56 in the 600m at the Edmonds Cup, she now holds the UWM indoor 400m, 600m and 800m records. She topped the old mark of 1:33.89 held by Lauri Nowakowski (1987) and her previous second-ranked time of 1:34.30, which she ran at last December's developmental meet. Outdoors, she is on the verge of the 400m and 800m standards, sitting third in the 400m and second in the 800m.
Timeka Walker was named the Horizon League Female Athlete of the Week Jan. 16. 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 fourth-straight year a Panther has won the award after the season-opener. Last season, UWM won the award twice indoors, following the first two meets of the season.
Not The Only One
Fisher is not the only Panther making early revisions to the UWM record books. Senior Katie Slamka and sophomore Angie Huebner have each improved their standings significantly in the early goings of the season. Slamka ran a time of 8.45 in the 55m hurdles at the Division I Invitational to jump from 10th in the event to No. 6. Meanwhile, Huebner ran a time of 10:12.54 in the 3000m to reset her personal record by 9.47 seconds and slide from ninth all-time to No. 6.
Milwaukee spends a few days at home before heading back to Iowa for the Iowa State Cyclone Classic, Feb. 10-11, in Ames, Iowa.