May 10, 2005
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The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee women's track and field team travels to Indianapolis, Ind. for the Horizon League Outdoor Championships, May 13-14. UWM finished second at last year's league meet after winning three-straight titles from 2001-03.
Last Time Out
Junior Katie Slamka won the 100m hurdles and posted a third-place showing in the javelin to lead the Panthers at the non-scoring Wisconsin Twilight last Saturday in Madison, Wis. It was the final tune up before this weekend's league meet, in addition to being the only meet of the outdoor schedule in the state of Wisconsin.
Last Year's League Meet
As sophomores Stephanie Ray and Katie Slamka each won league championships by setting new league records to lead Milwaukee to a second-place finish at last year's Horizon League Championships. Ray cleared 11-1 3/4 in the pole vault, while Slamka ran the 400m hurdles in 1:01.81 to lead the Panthers to 113 points. Youngstown State scored 131 for the crown.
Over the years, UWM has established itself as one of the premier track and field teams in the Horizon League. Since the league's first outdoor meet in 1998, the Panthers have won four of the seven team championships, taking second in the remaining three years. In that time, Milwaukee has won 41 individual championships, including a combined 20 during the final two of three-straight team crowns, 2002-03.
In addition to Ray and Slamka, three more Panthers have championship-winning experience. Junior Tenia Fisher won the 400m as a freshman, adding indoor titles in the 800m in each of the last two years. Juniors Iris Perez and Griffin McNulty have also claimed indoor championships, as Perez won the 200m last season and McNulty is the reigning 1000m champion.
Milwaukee is still in search of NCAA Regional Qualifiers, who would continue their season at the NCAA Regionals, May 27-28, in Baton Rouge, La.