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Women's Track Competes In Madison
Posted: Saturday, January 15, 2005
MADISON - The UW-Eau Claire women's indoor track and field team kicked off its 2005 season as the Blugolds competed at the Badger Track Classic held here today at the Camp Randall Memorial Sports Center.
Division I Wisconsin swept all 15 events in what was also the home opener for the Badgers. Concordia, Turtle Creek Track Club, Greater Milwaukee Track Club and the Milwaukee Striders were also in competition against the Blugolds and Badgers.
Jen Stafslien (Sr.-Onalaska/West Salem) kicked off the season in style, earning three top-five finishes. She took third place in the 60-meter hurdles event with a time of 9.30 seconds while grabbing fifth in both the long and triple jump competitions.
Paula Crossfield (So.-Madison/East) grabbed two fourth-place finishes in her hometown on the day, taking fourth in both the shot put and weight throw events. She posted a throw of 10.74 meters (35-3) in the shot put and 11.56 meters (37-11?) in the weight throw.
Stephanie Barnes (So.-Sauk City/Sauk Prairie) earned a third place finish in the pole vault in her collegiate debut, clearing a height of 3.36 meters (11-0?). Jessie Owens (Fr.-Elm Grove/Brookfield East) also brought home a third place finish, posting a jump of 1.55 meters (5-01) in the high jump competition.
Sarah Kasabian-Larson (Sr.-East Peoria, IL/E.C.P.H.S.) was the only other Blugold to post a top-three finish, doing so in the 3,000-meter run. She finished with a time of 10:52.44. Newcomer Molly Warner (Fr.-Mosinee) took fourth place in the same event, posting a time of 10:56.07.
Christina Locke (So.-Racine/Horlick) took the final top-four finish for the Blugolds on the day, earning fourth place in the one-mile run with a time of 5:19.46.
With the season opener under their belts, the Blugolds will return home next Friday for the Blugold Open. The action is set to begin at 3:00 p.m. in the Ade Olson addition of the McPhee Physical Education Center.
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