WINONA, Minn. (Blugolds.com) – The UW-Eau Claire women's outdoor track & field team competed at two meets this weekend, the Saint Mary's University Open and the Drake Relays, and came away with a number of top finishes.
A majority of the team competed at Saint Mary's and the Blugolds earned five wins and had a number of other strong finishes.
Steph Sjostrom (Jr.-Champlin, Minn./Champlin Park) secured a victory in the 1,500-meter run, finishing with a time of 4:41.48, eight seconds ahead of the rest of the field.
In the 100-meter dash, Kayla Kelsey (Fr.-Sparta, Wis.) won with a time of 13.07 seconds, edging the second place finisher, who came in with a time of 13.08 seconds.
Winning the 400-meter hurdles was Erin Schoenfelder (Jr.-Antioch, Ill./Antioch Community), who finished with a time of 1:05.70.
In the field, Julia Baranek (Sr.-Port Washington, Wis.) took first in the high jump with a mark of 1.62 meters (5-3.75).
At the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa, the Blugolds competed in both the 4x100 and 4x400-meter relay preliminaries but didn't advance to the finals in either event. They finished 11th in the 4x100 and 14th in the 4x400.