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Men's Track & Field Competes at Platteville Invite
By: Matt Troge, Sports Information Student
PLATTEVILLE, Wis. (UWECBlugolds.com) - The UW-Eau Claire men's indoor track and field team competed at the UW-Platteville Indoor Invitational today.
The team ended with eight third place finishes or better, with a number of other top ten finishers.
Adam Flyte (Sr.-Fort Atkinson, Wis.) led the track team with a first place finish in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:55.86. Patrick Keyes (Jr.-Ham Lake, Minn./Blaine) took the second spot in the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 7.82 while the 4x400-meter relay team also finished in second place with a time of 3:22.18.
Third place finishers included Max Renner (Sr.-Green Bay, Wis./East) in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 9:01.76 and Paul Hetke (Fr.-Chetek, Wis.) in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:56.63. Arabin Lightfoot (Fr.-Mosinee, /Mosinee HS) also took third place in the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 7.98 seconds.
On the field side of the competition, Logan Koerten (Jr.-Plover, Wis./SPASH) took second place in the long jump with a leap of 6.52 meters (21-4.75) and Mike Kosiak (Fr.-Shoreview, Minn./Mounds View) took third place in the pole vault competition with a final height of 4.50 meters (14-9).
Next up, the Blugolds will travel to Stevens Point for the Pointer Invite. Events are scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. next Saturday.