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Men's Track Ties For Sixth At WIAC Championships
Posted: Saturday, May 5, 2007
RIVER FALLS - The UW-Eau Claire men's track and field team tied UW-Stout for sixth place at the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Outdoor Track and Field Championships hosted by UW-River Falls here today at Ramer Field.
The Blugolds increased their team point total for the third consecutive season. During that stretch Eau Claire has gone from 25 points at the 2005 Championships to 56 last season to 62 today.
Three Blugold triple jumpers earned medals in the triple jump led by Joe Felber (So.-Manitowoc/Lincoln) who finished fourth covering a distance of 46-5.5. Kirk Schmidt (Fr.-Athens) placed seventh with a jump of 45-5 and Dan Pederson (Jr.-Boyceville) finished eighth with a leap of 45-2.5.
Nate Woodward (Fr.-De Pere) earned a trip to the medal stand finishing seventh in the high jump by clearing 6-4.25.
Brian Christ (Jr.-Arcadia) took sixth in the 400-meter hurdles in a time of 55.21 seconds. Frankie Adams (So.-Burnsville, MN) and Chris Kupfer (So.-Germantown) finished eighth in the 100 and 400-meter dashes with times of 11.09 and 49.27 seconds, respectively.
Wes Fischer (So.-Rosemount, MN) finished sixth in the 800-meter dash crossing the finish line in 1:56.95. Chris Wirtz (Fr.-Weston/D.C. Everest) placed seventh in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 4:02.28. Kevin Hall (So.-Green Bay/Preble) earned his second medal in two days by finishing 8th in the 5,000-meter run posting a time of 15:32.79.
The 4 x 400-meter relay team placed third with a time of 3:20.80 and the 4 x 100-meter relay finished fourth completing its race in 42.02 seconds.
The Blugolds return to the track next Friday, May 11 when they travel to Naperville, Illinois to compete in the North Central Last Chance Meet. Action is set to begin at 3:00 P.M.