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Men's Track & Field Victorious At Border Battle
Posted: Saturday, February 10, 2007
NORTHFIELD, MN - The UW-Eau Claire men's track and field team completed the Blugold sweep at St. Olaf's Border Battle today as it won with 197 points.
St. Thomas (MN) took the runner-up spot with a 140 score. St. Olaf (MN) had 137.5 points for third while UW-Stout placed fourth on 125.5 points.
The track events had many top finishers. Frankie Adams (So.-Burnsville, MN) took the 55-meter dash with a 6.58 time, winning by .01 seconds. Chris Kupfer (So.-Germantown) had a 51.09 400-meter dash while Adam Wolfe (Jr.-Marshfield) won the 1-mile event in 4:29.90. Wes Fischer (So.-Rosemount, MN) ran a 2:31.91 1000-meter run and Ted Lillie (Jr.-North St. Paul, MN) took the 3000-meter run in 8:52.72. Nick Aliota (Sr.-Brookfield/Central) also placed first in the 55-meter hurdles on an 8.02 time, with his next opponent .02 seconds behind him.
The ?A? relay team racked up a couple wins, the first in the 4x200-meter relay on a 1:30.71 showing and the second in the 4x400-meter relay on a 3:24.28 effort.
A pair of Blugolds took first in the field events. Nick Desotelle (So.-Weston/Schofield D.C. Everest) won the pole vault on 4.53 meters (14? 10 ?") as Sam Johnson (So.-Deer Park/Amery) grabbed first in the weight throw with 17.07 meters (56?). The team also took second through fourth in the triple jump with Joe Felber (So.-Manitowoc/Lincoln) and his 13.35 meters (43? 9 ?") garnering second place.
The next Blugold action is Friday at the UW-Stout Invite. Then the team will then compete in the UW-Oshkosh Invite before the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Indoor Championships.Complete Results
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