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Men's Track Opens Season At Badger Track Classic
Posted: Saturday, January 13, 2007
MADISON - The UW-Eau Claire men's track and field team started the 2007 indoor season competing at the Badger Track Classic hosted here today on the UW-Madison campus.
Ted Lillie (Jr.-North St. Paul, MN) won the 3,000-meter run posting a time of 8:58.71 seconds.
The Blugolds faired well in the middle distance events with two second-place finishes. Wes Fischer (So.-Rosemount, MN) placed second out of 10 runners in the 600-meter run crossing the finish line in 1:22.87. Adam Flyte (Fr.-Fort Atkinson) finished second in the 800-meter run finishing in 2:01.36.
Two Blugold hurdlers qualified for the finals of the 60-meter hurdles led by Nick Aliota (Sr.-Brookfield/Central) placing fourth in 8.68 seconds. Matt Crosby (Jr.-Glenwood City) finished fifth posting a time of 8.78 seconds.
In the throws Sam Johnson (So.-Deer Park/Amery) finished second in the weight throw with a toss of 55-9.75. Tim Lauer (Fr.-Whitewater) placed third in the shot put going 41-5.75 followed by Johnson finishing fourth with a heave of 41-3.75.
Joe Felber (So.-Manitowoc/Lincoln) finished second in the triple jump leaping. 43-9.25. Kirk Schmidt (Fr.-Athens) finished third behind Felber successfully jumping 43-5.
Three Blugold sprinters advanced to the finals of the 60-meter run and were led by Justin Janke (So.-Black River Falls) who finished fourth in a time of 7.11 seconds. Nick Kropp (Fr.-Green Bay/Preble) finished sixth in 7.22 seconds followed by Adam Sturgis (Sr.-Bruce) placing eighth in a time of 7.30. Sturgis went on to be the top Blugold finisher in the 200-meter run as he placed sixth clocking in at 23.13 seconds.
Grant Haugan (So.-Green Bay/Ashwaubenon) placed third out of 11 competitors in the 400-meter dash posting a time of 52.09 seconds.
Adam Burandt (Jr.-New Germany, MN/Central) topped all Blugold runners in the one-mile run placing fifth with a time of 4:39.52.
Nick Desotelle (So.-Weston/D.C. Everest) finished sixth in the pole vault clearing 14-2.
Next the Blugolds return home where they will host the Blugold Open on Friday, January 19. The event is scheduled to begin at 4:00 P.M.
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