March 29, 2005
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For the second-straight season the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee women's track and field team heads to the Purdue Invitational for an early-season, non-scoring meet. The Panthers travel to West Lafayette, Ind., this weekend (April 1-2) for the two-day event.
Last Time Out
Freshman Angie Huebner took third in the 5000m to lead the Panthers to a seventh-place finish at their season opener last weekend at the Spring Classic. Junior Katie Slamka scored in both the 400m hurdles and long jump for Milwaukee, while juniors Griffin McNulty and Katie Anderson finished together in the top six of the 1500m.
Athlete Of The Year
Junior Tenia Fisher was named the Horizon League Indoor Athlete of the Year for the second-straight year, the league office announced today. Fisher had a successful season, breaking school records in the 800m and 400m, twice, on her way to winning a league championship in the 800m. She also posted the second-fastest 600m time in school history, just missing the school standard by 0.48 seconds.
Last Year's Purdue Invitational
Tenia Fisher won the 400m to lead the Panthers at the non-scoring Purdue Invitational last season. Katie Slamka posted a second-place finish in the 400m hurdles and took fifth in the 100m hurdles, while Anna Christian also took third in the 10,000m.
Tracking Top 10's
A pair of Panthers cracked the school's top 10 in their respective events. Angie Huebner, who placed third in the 5000m, reached No. 8 on the school's list with her time of 17:41.91. Junior Stephanie Ray slid into the 10th spot for the triple jump with her leap of 35-5 1/4.
Milwaukee continues to alternate meets in Indiana and Illinois, returning to Illinois for the Big Blue Invitational, April 7-9, in Charleston, Ill. The meet, hosted by Eastern Illinois, gets underway on Thursday with the heptathlon, while the bulk of the events begin on Friday.