Fisher Repeats As League Athlete Of The Year
March 29, 2005
MILWAUKEE, Wis.-University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee junior Tenia Fisher has been named the Horizon League Women's Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Year, the league office announced today. This is the second-straight year Fisher has earned the honor, doing so as a sophomore in 2004.
This season, Fisher repeated as league champion in the 800m at the league indoor championships, while also setting school records in both the 400m and 800m over the course of the season. In addition to her school-record time of 2:10.05 (in the 800-meter), which placed her ninth at the ISU Classic, she also ran a 2:10.27 to finish 10th at the Alex Wilson Invite. Fisher broke the 400m record twice this season, setting the current mark of 56.47. She also ran the second-fastest time in school history in the 600m (1:34.47), missing the school record by 0.48 seconds, and the sixth-fastest 200m time (25.75). She paced the league in both the 600m and the 800m by approximately three seconds.
In earning the honor as a sophomore, Fisher captured her first indoor 800m crown and went on to break the school record in the event for the first time. A highly-decorated athlete in her time at UWM, the Milwaukee native was also named the League Outdoor Track Newcomer of the Year in 2003 after winning the 400m championship.
Milwaukee opened its outdoor season last weekend at the Spring Classic, and returns to action this weekend at the Purdue Invitational in West Lafayette, Ind.