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Men's Track Prepares For WIAC Championships
Posted: Wednesday, May 2, 2007
EAU CLAIRE - The UW-Eau Claire men's track and field team looks to improve on its seventh-place finish a year ago this weekend at the 2007 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Outdoor Track and Field Championships hosted by UW-River Falls on May 4-5 at Ramer Field.
Leading the field events will be thrower Ryan Brohmer (Sr.-La Crosse/Logan). Brohmer currently ranks sixth nationally in the hammer throw with an NCAA provisional qualifying toss of 180-7. Sam Johnson (So.-Deer Creek/Amery) will also compete in the hammer throw. Johnson currently ranks eighth on the WIAC Honor Roll with a throw of 165-1 last weekend at the UW-Oshkosh Open.
Joe Felber (So.-Manitowoc/Lincoln) and Kirk Schmidt (Fr.-Athens) both look to earn points in the triple jump. Felber ranks fourth on the WIAC Honor Roll jumping 46-5.25 while Schmidt ranks sixth covering 45-3.75. Both jumpers accomplished their season-best leaps last weekend at the UW-Oshkosh Open.
Matt Crosby (Jr.-Glenwood City) will compete in the javelin where he ranks seventh on the WIAC honor roll with a throw of 158-1.
Kevin Hall (So.-Green Bay/Preble) and Jules Miller (Jr.-Green Bay/East) will head up the charge in the distance events. Hall ranks fifth in the 10,000-meter run with a time of 30:59.39 followed closely by Miller at 31:00.01. Both times were set last weekend at the Gina Relays hosted by Hillsdale College (MI). Hall and Miller will also compete in the 5,000-meter run. Hall ranks sixth in the event with a time of 15:10. Miller ranks ninth in the same event with a time of 15:17.91.
In the sprints Frankie Adams (So.-Burnsville, MN) and Justin Janke (So.-Black River Falls) will lead the Blugolds in the 100-meter dash. Adams and Janke rank seventh and ninth on the WIAC Honor Roll with times of 10.94 and 10.98 seconds, respectively. Chris Kupfer (So.-Germantown) will compete in the 400-meter dash. Kupfer currently ranks seventh in the event with a season-best effort of 49.14 seconds.
Nick Aliota (Sr.-Brookfield/Central) will compete in his final WIAC Championships in the 110-meter hurdles. Aliota ranks seventh on the WIAC Honor Roll with a time of 15.32 seconds on April 14 at the Blugold Open. Brian Christ (Jr.-Arcadia) will compete in the 400-meter hurdles where he ranks eighth on the WIAC Honor Roll with a season-best time of 56.13 seconds.