The UW-Eau Claire men’s and women’s track & field teams competed at UW-Stevens Point this past Saturday. It was a good day for the Blugolds with the men finishing 1st of 12 teams and the women finishing 2nd of 13 teams. On the men’s side in the middle distance / distance events Alex Adkinson (so.-Whitewater) won the 800 in 1:57.19 and Bryan Krause (fr.-Webster) set an indoor personal best of 2:00.43 to finish 10th. In the mile Blugold Alum Chris Wirtz set a fast pace through 1K to help Aaron Easker (so.-Wittenberg-Birnamwood), Jake Zander (sr.-Chippewa Falls McDonnel) and Matt Scott (fr.-Kiel) to indoor personal bests. Easker finished 2nd overall in 4:16, Zander finished 3rd in 4:18 and Scott finished 5th in 4:22. Jeremy Kieser (so.-Verona) finished 7th in the 3K in 8:51, which is a 5 second pr, and Michael Borden (so.-Holmen) finished 2nd in the 5K with a time of 16:00.
On the women’s side Maria Peloquin (sr.-Prescott) won the 800 by over 4 seconds with an indoor personal best of 2:18.34. Jami Riley (fr.-Fairmont, MN), Taylor McMillan (so.-Stoughton) and Nikki Rendler (fr.-Lodi) also set indoor PR’s in the 800. Riley finished 2nd in 2:22.51, McMillan was 4th in 2:23.95 and Rendler finished 5th in 2:24.01. Madison Sawyer (so.-Champlin Park, MN) led the way in the mile finishing 3rd in 5:17. Ashlyn Mauer (so.-Sheboygan Falls) and Dana Griepentrog (fr.-Homestead) weren’t far behind finishing in 5th (5:18) and 7th (5:19). In the 3K Kacey Rindy (jr.-Fennimore) finished 2nd by a mere 0.12 seconds in a time of 10:54, and Teresa Coughlin (jr.-Coon Rapids, MN), Charissa Drake (jr.-Parkview), and Katie Thoe (fr.-Menomonie) finished 2nd (19:20), 3rd (19:20) and 4th (19:25) overall in the 5K.
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The next meet for the Blugolds is this Saturday at UW-Platteville followed by UW-Stevens Point next Saturday, February 19th and Indoor Conference on Saturday, February 26th at UW-Stout.