Conrad Named Horizon League Indoor Athlete Of The Year
MILWAUKEE, Wis. (March 30, 2009) - Junior Kelsey Conrad of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee women's track and field team has been named the Horizon League Indoor Athlete of the Year, the league office announced today.
Conrad won three league titles and was runner-up in another event at the league's indoor championship and finished the season with three school records. She is the first Panther to earn the honor indoors since 2006, when Tenia Fisher won the award for the third-straight time.
At the league championships, Conrad won titles in the 60m, 200m and with the distance medley relay. She also earned all-league second team honors as runner-up with the 4x400m relay. Her 60m time was second in school history, while her time of 24.70 in the 200m was a school and league record. She also contributed to a time of 12:12.77 in the distance medley relay, another school record.
Then, despite competing in the 400m just twice during the regular season, Conrad ran a school-record time of 55.51 at the NCAA Qualifier at Iowa State.
Behind Conrad's efforts, the Panthers claimed their third Horizon League Indoor Championship in the last four seasons.