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Men's Track and Field Competes in Last Chance Meet
By: BJ Pickard, Sports Information Student
STEVENS POINT, Wis. (UWECBlugolds.com) - The UW-Eau Claire men's track and field team competed in the Pointer "Last Chance" Qualifier on Saturday. The meet gave the team one more shot to qualify competitors for nationals next weekend.
Four Blugolds came away with finishes in the top three in their individual events.
In the 55-meter hurdles, Patrick Keyes (Jr.-Ham Lake, Minn./Blaine) reached a provisional qualifying time of 7.71 seconds as he took second.
Also on the track, Michael Borden (Fr.-Holmen, Wis.) placed third in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 9:09.09.
In the field, Kirk Schmidt (Jr.-Athens, Wis.) took third in the long jump with a leap of 6.84 meters (22-5.25) while Dan Powers (Sr.-New Richmond, Wis.) recorded a leap of 14.12 meters (46-4), a provisional qualifying distance, in the triple jump.
The Eau Claire distance medley team ran the second fastest time at the meet, finishing in 10:03.41, a provisional qualifying time.
The NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships will be held next Friday and Saturday at DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind. Events begin at 8 a.m. both days.