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Women's Track & Field Takes Third at WIAC Championship
By: Kevin Meinholz, Sports Information Director
RIVER FALLS, Wis. (UWECBlugolds.com) - The UW-Eau Claire women's track & field team took third place out of nine teams at the 2010 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Championship at Ramer Field today.
The Blugolds finished with 141.5 while UW-La Crosse won the conference crown with 189. In second place was UW-Oshkosh with 149.50 points and UW-River Falls was fourth with 108. The Blugolds also finished in third place last season.
Two Blugolds earned conference titles today.
Hannah Humbach (Sr.-Madison, Wis./Abundant Life) won the 5,000-meter run with a time of 17:16.56, a facility record, while Elly Prunty (Jr.-Antigo, Wis.) took second in the race with a time of 17:24.35. Both were NCAA provisional qualifying times.
In the discus throw, Brittany Frederick (So.-Green Bay, Wis./Preble) automatically qualified for the NCAA Division III Championship with a school record toss of 49.60 meters (162-9). Her throw was more than two feet better than the rest of the field.
In the 400-meter hurdles, Erin Schoenfelder (Fr.-Antioch, Ill./Antioch Community) took second with a time of 1:04.47.
With a third place finish in the 400-meter dash was Talisa Emberts (So.-Sussex, Wis./Sussex-Hamilton) with a time of 58.46. Maria Peloquin (Jr.-Prescott, Wis.) also took third in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:17.50 as did Alyssa Sybilrud (So.-Savage, Minn./Burnsville) in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 4:42.00. Julia Baranek (So.-Port Washington, Wis.) finished in third place in the high jump with a leap of 1.63 meters (5-4.25).
Next week the Blugolds will compete in two last chance meets, one at UW-La Crosse and one at North Central College.