Warhawks’ Demos, Weyer recognized
Shelby Demos hasn’t lost her winning touch while jumping from high school track and field to the collegiate level.
The Janesville Parker High graduate improved on her own UW-Whitewater women’s high jump record last weekend, and earned Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference field athlete of the week honors.
The freshman increased her school high-jump record by clearing 5-7 1/4 at the UW-Whitewater indoor invitational Saturday. The height automatically qualifies her for the NCAA Division III Championship.
The height ranks second in the country in NCAA Division, and she sent the mark in just her third collegiate meet.
In addition, Demos also placed second in the 55 hurdles.
Demos had broken the previous high jump record that had stood for 18 years the week before.
Gymnast Weyer earns all-around honor
UW-Whitewater’s Justine Weyer earned the WIAC all-around gymnast of the week honor.
The senior out of Germantown High School, finished first in the all-around with a score of 37.025 in Friday’s dual meet against UW-Eau Claire .
She finished fifth in the vault (9.225), second on the uneven bars (9.25) and balance beam (9.2) and won the floor exercise (9.35).
It marked that second straight meet that Weyer had recorded a score of more than 37 points in the all-around.
Former UW-Whitewater swimmer Tyler Slak, who is suffering from gastric cancer, will have a special graduation ceremony this afternoon.
Slak, who set the school’s 100 butterfly record of 52.37 in the 2008-2009 season, will be honored in a ceremony starting at 2:30 p.m. today in the Summers Auditorium.
Slak will be recognized for his accomplishments as a student-athlete at Whitewater.
Slak was a WIAC Conference finalist in the 200 and 100 butterfly in the 2005-2006 season, and was a conference finalist in the 200 individual medley, 100 butterfly and 200 butterfly in the 2006-2007 season.