May 25, 2013

Blugolds Find Podium Four Times at Outdoor Nationals

LA CROSSE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) - Every Blugold in competition today earned All-American honors for the UW-Eau Claire women's track and field team at the NCAA Division III Outdoor National meet at Veterans Memorial Sports Complex on the campus of UW-La Crosse.

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Six Blugolds competing in four events Saturday helped the team place 24th overall with 11 points.  Wartburg won with 43 points.

The 4x400-meter relay of Steph Rouse (So.-Minnetonka, Minn./Hopkins), Jessica Rupnow (Fr.-Sussex, Wis./Hamilton), Brooke Patterson (So.-Sussex, Wis./Hamilton) and Erin Schoenfelder (Sr.-Antioch, Ill./Antioch Community) broke the one-year-old school record in a time of 3:46.76 seconds to take sixth place.  They bested last year's school record time by .21 seconds.

Ashlyn Mauer (Sr.-Sheboygan Falls, Wis.) and Alyssa Sybilrud (Sr.-Burnsville, Minn.) both ended their stellar careers with top-eight finishes in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. 

Mauer took fifth in a time of 10:34.82 and Sybilrud took eighth in a time of 10:42.06.  Both athletes are multiple time All-Americans in both cross country and track.

Mauer also competed in the 5,000-meter run but failed to gain All-American status as she finished 17th.

Schoenfelder, coming off a school record in the 400-meter hurdles two nights earlier, came back and took sixth in the same event Saturday.  She crossed the finish line in 1:01.61 to cap off her college career that has seen her win a slew of All-American trophies.

The Blugolds are now done with the 2013 season and will begin competition again at the Blugold Alumni meet next January.

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