PLATTEVILLE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire track and field teams competed at the UW-Platteville Triangular Saturday, with the women placing first and the men finishing in second.
Sarah Glidden (Sr. – Greenville, WI/Hortonville) took first in the 400-meter dash (58.53) and the 60-meter hurdles (9.29) while the 4x400 relay team of Lizzy Keena (Fr. – Wisconsin Rapids, WI/Lincoln), Glory Hecker (So. – Stone Lake, WI/Hayward Center), Tommie Brenner (Jr. – Reedsburg, WI) and Ashleigh Buergi (Sr. – Green Bay, WI/Bay Port) won with a time of 4:02.98.
Mel Becker (Sr. – Osseo, WI/homeschooled) and Morgan Marek (Jr. – Muskego, WI) took the top two spots in the mile, finishing in 5:13.97 and 5.16.13 while Jillian Moss (So. – Fitchburg, WI/Oregon) and Lizz Ottusch (Jr. – Delafield, WI/Kettle Moraine) did the same in the high jump with marks of 1.62m (5'3.75").
On the men's side, Stevens Point won the triangular with 123.5 points. Eau Claire's 94 points put them in second while Platteville was third with 84.5 points.
The Blugolds went 1-2-3 in the 200-meter with Kyle Groven (So. – Pine Island, MN) taking the top spot (23.17) followed by Jordan Lijewski (Fr. – Roseville, MN) (23.24) and Dawsen Cossalter (Fr. – Esko, MN) (23.26).
Next up for Eau Claire is the Warren Bowlus Open on Jan. 26-27, hosted by UW-Stout.