Although many of the middle distance / distance runners had this past weekend off in preparation for conference this Friday and Saturday it was a historic weekend for the Blugolds. Thomas Breitbach (jr.-Muskego) won the 10K at the Hillsdale College Gina Relays in a school record time of 29:49. The previous record of 30:18 was set 23 years ago by Blugold Hall of Fame runner Dan Held. Thomas ran a very smart race passing through the 5K mark in 15:08 and the 8K mark in 24:05. Tom ran his final 2K in 5:44 and closed the final 800 meters in 2:12 for a final 5K of 14:41. Jake Zander (sr.-Chippewa Falls McDonell) also had a strong performance at Hillsdale winning the open 1500 in a PR time of 3:54. At the St. Mary’s Invite freshman Matt Wenaas (Chippewa Falls McDonell) ran a 21 second PR in the 5K to finish 4th in 15:39, and Jeremy Kieser (so.-Verona) ran his first steeple of the year in a PR time of 9:34 to finish 3rd overall. On the women’s side, Maria Peloquin (sr.-Prescott) fought through very breezy conditions to tie her season PR in the 800 with a 2:15 at Hillsdale College, and freshman Shaina Weatherhead (Robbinsdale Cooper, MN) ran the first steeple of her career and finished 5th overall in a time of 12:44 at the St. Mary’s Invite.
Here are the Hillsdale College Gina Relay results:
Here are the St. Mary’s results:
The WIAC Outdoor Conference is this Friday and Saturday at UW-Platteville. Here’s a link to meet information: