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Men's Track Aims For Qualifications At Last Chance Meet
Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2006
LA CROSSE - The UW-Eau Claire men's track team competed at UW-La Crosse's Last Chance Meet, where there were no team scores, as members tried to qualify for nationals.
No Eau Claire competitors claimed an NCAA automatic or provisional qualification, but there were a few top 10 performances.
Micah Hernandez (Sr.-Milwaukee/Wisconsin Lutheran) was the fourth-place finisher in the 3000-meter steeplechase on a 9:28.82 time. Tony Carr (Fr.-Menomonie) placed fifth in the 5000-meter run at 16:54.38. Nick Aliota (Jr.-Brookfield/Central) took ninth with a 15.35 110-meter hurdle performance. Al Oleson (Jr.-Wausau/West) and his shot put of 14.70 meters (48?23/4") claimed 10th.
The next and final last chance for the team is tomorrow in Rock Island, IL. After that are the NCAA Outdoor Championships May 25-May 27.
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