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Women's Track Takes Fourth At WIAC Championships
Posted: Saturday, May 7, 2005
LA CROSSE - Jen Stafslien (Sr. -Onalaska/West Salem) was named the women's track athlete of the meet as the UW-Eau Claire women's outdoor track and field team claimed fourth place out of nine teams here today at the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championships.
The Blugolds finished with a team score of 97 points while UW-La Crosse won the event with a score of 177. UW-Oshkosh came in second with a score of 162 followed by UW-Stevens Point at 120.50.
Stafslien was named track athlete of the meet as she took first place in the 100-meter hurdles and second place in both the long and triple jump events. Stafslien won the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 14.48 seconds, tying the WIAC record. She tied teammate Breanna McMullen's (Sr.-Fall Creek) time set in 2002. McMullen finished third at this season's competition with a time of 14.68 seconds and took second place in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:03.34. Liz Goergen of Stevens Point edged McMullen with a time of 1:03.07.
Stafslien, who took second place in the long jump in the first day of the event, also scored a second place finish in the triple jump as she bested her own school record. She posted a jump of 11.84 meters (38-10 ?), topping her own record set in 2003. Stafslien was also a member of the 4x100-meter relay team that took second place and set a new Eau Claire school record in the event. The team finished in a time of 48.17 seconds, topping the old school record of 48.26 seconds set in 1983.
The 4x400-meter relay team also took second place at the competition with another new school record. The team posted a time of 3:53.28, besting the record set in 2003 of 3:54.98.
Ashley Nelson (Sr.-Darwin, MN/Litchfield) posted three top-eight finishes on the day, including grabbing fourth place in the triple jump. She finished with a distance of 11.14 meters (36-6 ?), just 2 - inches shy of third place. Nelson took fifth place in the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.60 seconds. She was 1/100th of a second short of tying for third place. Nelson also grabbed eighth place in the 200-meter run.
Kristi Hansen (Sr.-Rosemount, MN) earned a fifth-place finish in the 400-meter dash. She posted a time of 58.44 seconds for the outcome. Liz Faller also finished with a fifth-place finish on the day, posting a time of 15.16 seconds in the 100-meter hurdles.
Jane Ovanin (Jr.-Amherst) took sixth place in the grueling 10,000-meter run. She finished with a time of 39:45.73.
At the conclusion of the meet, McMullen was named the WIAC Scholar Athlete for her dedication both in and out of the sport.
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