Women's Track & Field Finds Success in Weekend Events

WINONA, Minn. (Blugolds.com) - The UW-Eau Claire women's track & field team competed in two different events this weekend and produced some successful results in the final competition before the WIAC Championships.

Blugolds competed in the Gina Relays (Hillsdale, Mich.) and at St. Mary's (Winona, Minn.).

At the Gina Relays, Maria Peloquin (Sr.-Prescott, Wis.) picked up a 13th place finish in the 800-meter run. She completed the event in just 2:15.56.

The majority of Eau Claire's team competed at the Saint Mary's University Open today.

At Saint Mary's, the Blugolds won four events while there were five second place finishes and one third place finish.

In the 4x100-meter relay, Kim Miresse (Jr.-Waukesha, Wis./North)Talisa Emberts (Jr.-Sussex, Wis./Sussex-Hamilton)Katie Wesely (Fr.-Onalaska, Wis./Aquinas) and Jordanne Greenup (Jr.-Fridley, Minn.) took first place with a provisional qualifying time of 48.42 seconds.

Miresse also reached a provisional qualifying mark in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 14.95 seconds. Erin Schoenfelder (So.-Antioch, Ill./Antioch Community) was second in the event with a time of 15.58.

Also winning events were Corinna Saager (Sr.-Wausau, Wis./East) (400-meter hurdles) and Greenup (200-meter dash). Schoenfelder and Emberts were second in the 400-meter hurdles and 200-meter dash, respectively.

Charissa Drake (Jr.-Orfordville, Wis./Parkview) finished in third place in the 10,000-meter run with a time of 41:05.99.

In field events, Julia Baranek (Jr.-Port Washington, Wis.) led the Blugolds with two second place finishes. She finished with a distance of 1.61 meters (5-03.25) in the high jump and a leap of 11.17 meters (36-07.75) in the triple jump.

Next weekend, the Blugolds will compete in the WIAC Championships hosted by UW-Platteville. Events are scheduled to begin at 12 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday. Eau Claire finished third of nine teams last season.