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Men's Track & Field Takes Second At UWsp Triangular
Posted: Saturday, January 24, 2009
STEVENS POINT, Wis. - The UW-Eau Claire men's track and field team finished second with 94 points this afternoon at the UWSP Triangular.
Host school UW-Stevens Point won the event with 138 points, while UW-Platteville finished the meet with 79 points.
The Blugolds had four first-place finishes out of 15 total events. In the 400 meter dash, Justin White (Jr.-Arcadia, Wis.) took the top spot with a time of 50.54 seconds, while Chris Kupfer (Sr.-Germantown, Wis.) took second, finishing in 51.31 seconds. Brent Kann (Jr.-Rice Lake, Wis.) finished first in the 3000 yard run in 8:36.12, with Chris Wirtz (Jr.-Weston, Wis./D.C. Everest) taking second in the event. In the 4x400 meter relay, the Eau Claire 'A' team won the event in a time of 3:24.07, and in the weight throw Sam Johnson (Sr.-Deer Park, Wis./Amery) won with a final distance of 18.34 meters.
Next up for the men is the Warren Bowles Open, hosted by UW-Stout on Saturday. The meet is scheduled to begin at 12 p.m.
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