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Men's & Women's Track Compete At UW-Oshkosh Open
Posted: Saturday, May 10, 2008
OSHKOSH, Wis. - The UW-Eau Claire men's and women's track teams competed in the UW-Oshkosh Open hosted by UW-Oshkosh this weekend at Titan Stadium.
A number of men stood out for the Blugolds as they turned in solid performances. Chris Wirtz (So.-Weston, WI/Schofield D.C. Everest) took first place in the 3000-meter steeplechase. Other first place finishes came from Al Oleson (Sr.-Wausau, WI/West) in the shot put and Justin Janke (Jr.-Black River Falls, WI) in the javelin throw. Oleson was victorious in the shot put competition with a 15.17-meter throw in the finals. Janke won the javelin throw with a distance of 47.67 meters. Janke's teammate Logan Koerten (Fr.-Plover, WI/SPASH) finished third in the javelin throw with a toss of 46.67 meters. One other performance to note came from Tony Carr (Jr.-Menomonie, WI) and Kevin Weber (Fr.-Mounds View, MN/Irondale) as they finished second and third respectively in the 5000-meter run. Carr finished with a time of 16:03.45 and Weber with a time of 16:05.13.
There were many women who rose to the top for the Blugolds as well. Ellie Lutz (So.-Eau Claire, WI/Memorial) won the 5000-meter run with a time of 18:49.78. Liz Faller (Sr.-Marinette, WI) took first place in the 100-meter hurdles with a finals time of 14.61 seconds. On the field side of the competition Hayley Suckow (So.-Elk Mound, WI), Bridget Wolfe (Sr.-Arcadia, WI), and Amy Morse (Jr.-Kaukauna, WI) all won their events. Suckow won the pole vault at a height of 3.58-meters. Wolfe won the high jump with a distance of 1.57-meters, and Morse rose to the top in the discus throw with a distance of 46.40-meters.
Both the men's and women's track teams are scheduled to compete at the UW-La Crosse Last Chance this upcoming Thursday.
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