Former Panther Has Top-10 Finish In Olympic Qualifier
Jan. 15, 2012
HOUSTON - Dot (Bunnell) McMahan, formerly of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee women's cross country and track and field teams, repeated as a top-10 finisher in the U.S. Marathon Olympic Qualifier in Houston Saturday.
The former Panther finished the Houston Marathon with a time of 2:32.16, nearly three minutes faster than her time in the Boston Marathon Olympic Qualifier in 2008. Saturday's time was good enough for ninth overall out of 152 runners.
"We're very proud of Dot and how well she did this weekend," Milwaukee track and field and cross country head coach Pete Corfeld said. "It's pretty neat that she's kept up with the sport and, not only is she just competing, but she's performing right with the best of the country and arguably the world."
McMahan ran both track and cross country at Milwaukee from 1995-99. She specialized in the 800m, ranking among the top 10 in the event both indoors and outdoors. In her time, her name was also littered among the top 10's in multiple track and relay events.
The Hilbert, Wis.-native currently lives in Rochester Hills, Mich. where she works as a high school math and science tutor.