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Men's Track Headed To WIAC Championships
Posted: Wednesday, May 3, 2006
EAU CLAIRE - The UW-Eau Claire men's track team looks for improvement from last year's seventh place showing in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Outdoor Championships when it heads to Oshkosh this Friday and Saturday.
Last season's point total was 25 compared to UW-La Crosse's winning 278. The team finished sixth at this year's WIAC Indoor Championships with 35. La Crosse won that as well, this time with 191 points.
The top returning finisher from last year's event is Ryan Brohmer (Jr.-La Crosse/Logan), who took seventh in the hammer throw on a 50.96 meter (167?2") toss. He is ranked 10th in the hammer throw this year for the conference. The mark is 51.34 meters (168?5"). Al Oleson (Jr.-Wausau/West) sits sixth on the list with a 54.02 meter (177?3") display. Oleson took 11th in last season's shot put at 14.79 meters (48?61/4"). He is 11th in the WIAC this season with a 14.83 meter (48?8") display.
The third best javelin distance belongs to Andrew Kling (So.-Marshfield). He had a 52.92 meter (173?7") throw at the Viking Olympics. Kling also has the eighth best conference mark in the high jump with 1.85 meters (6?3/4").
Eric Eigenfeld (Jr.-DeForest) finished ninth in last year's triple jump on a leap of 13.56 meters (44?6"). Eigenfeld has the seventh best triple jump in the WIAC going into this weekend at 13.17 meters (43?21/2"). Grant Haugan (Fr.-Green Bay/Ashwaubenon) is behind him at ninth with 13.07 meters (42?103/4").
Dan Roemhild (So.-Fall Creek) and his 6.59 meters (21?71/2") rank seventh in the conference this season for the long jump.
Micah Hernandez (Sr.-Milwaukee/Wisconsin Lutheran) placed 8th in the 3000-meter steeplechase at last year's outdoor championships on a time of 9:41.05. He stands at ninth in the conference this season with a 9:42.24 showing.
Jules Miller (So.-Green Bay/East) managed 10th in the 10,000-meter run last season. His time was 33:23.40. Miller is now at seventh for the WIAC at 32:28.70. Ted Lillie (So.-North St. Paul, MN) is two spots above with a 32:25.80 time.
Nick Aliota (Jr.-Brookfield/Central) is placed sixth in the conference in the 110-meter hurdles on 15.41.
Adam Wolfe (So.-Marshfield) and Wes Fischer (Fr.-Rosemount, MN) sit 10th and 11th for the conference in the 800-meter run event. Wolfe's time is 1:56.61 and Fischer's is 1:56.64.
Matt Crosby (Fr.-Glenwood City) has the 10th best WIAC decathlon score at 5337.
All the action begins Friday at noon. Saturday starts at 9:00 a.m. for the WIAC Outdoor Championships in Oshkosh.