March 5, 2012

Sixteen Blugold Indoor Track & Field Members to Compete at Nationals

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Blugolds.com) – A total of 16 UW-Eau Claire men's and women's indoor track & field members have qualified to compete at the 2012 NCAA Division III Championships, NCAA officials announced today.

The championships will be contested March 9-10 at the Charles Benson Bear '39 Recreation and Athletic Center on the campus of Grinnell College (Iowa).

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Nine men and seven women will compete at nationals in 12 different events. A complete breakdown follows.

Men
400-meter dash:
Thurgood Dennis (Fr.-Allouez, Wis./Green bay Notre Dame), Cody Prince (Fr.-Appleton, Wis./North)
5,000-meter run: Thomas Breitbach (Sr.-Muskego, Wis.)
4x400-meter relay: Dennis, Prince, Jacob Dennis-Oehling (So.-Whitewater, Wis.), Marty Richardson (Sr.-Appleton, Wis./Kimberly)
Heptathlon: Bart Mestelle (Sr.-Sun Prairie, Wis.)
Shot Put: Joe Lilek (Sr.-Tomahawk, Wis.)
Weight Throw: Tyler Genovese (Sr.-Stevens Point, Wis./SPASH), Tony Sigrist (Sr.-Byron, Minn.)
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Women
60-meter dash: Jordanne Greenup (Sr.-Fridley, Minn.)
400-meter run: Talisa Emberts (Sr.-Sussex, Wis./Sussex-Hamilton)
4x400-meter relay: Greenup, Emberts, Steph Rouse (Fr.-Minnetonka, Minn./Hopkins), Erin Schoenfelder (Jr.-Antioch, Ill./Antioch Community)
Pentathlon: Michelle Baranek (Sr.-Port Washington, Wis.)
High Jump: Julia Baranek (Sr.-Port Washington, Wis.)
Weight Throw: Brittany Frederick (Sr.-Green Bay, Wis./Bay Port)
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