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Men's Track Retains Sixth Place At Championships
Posted: Saturday, March 4, 2006
STEVENS POINT - The UW-Eau Claire men's track team finished day one in a tie for sixth place and after the final day was complete it had sole possession of sixth place out of the nine teams at the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletics Conference (WIAC) Indoor Track and Field Championships.
UW-La Crosse won for the fifth year in the row on 191 points. UW-Whitewater took in 152. Third place went to UW-Oshkosh and its 123.50 total. UW-Stevens Point finished fourth at 78.50 and UW-Platteville ended up in fifth on 52.50 points. The Blugolds collected 35. Oshkosh is ranked first in the nation and Whitewater is ranked sixth. La Crosse is ninth.
Though no Blugold took first, many placed in the top ten at the championships for day two.
The 4x200 meter relay team was the runner-up in 1:29.55.
Wes Fischer (Fr.-Rosemount, MN) ran into third place in the 800-meter run. He did so on a time of 1:55.45 for the best individual display for the Blugolds today.
Micah Hernandez (Sr.-Milwaukee/Wisconsin Lutheran), who took 10th in the 5000-meter run yesterday, finished seventh in the 3000-meter run in 8:47.56.
Matt Crosby (Fr.-Glenwood City) and Nick Aliota (Jr.-Brookfield/Central) finished back to back in the 55-meter hurdles. Crosby ended up in sixth on a 7.88 time while Aliota took seventh in 7.91.
Chris Kupfer (Fr.-Germantown) and Bryan Tschudy (Fr.-New Richmond) ran sixth and seventh in the 200-meter dash on times of 22.62 and 22.66. Kupfer also took eighth in the 55-meter dash on a 6.71 run.
For some the NCAA Division III Indoor Championships are up next on March 10th and 11th in Northfield, MN. The outdoor season begins April 1st in Rock Island, IL for the Viking Olympics.
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