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Track & Field wins four events at St. Thomas Invite

Track & Field wins four events at St. Thomas Invite

ST. PAUL ( – The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire track and Field teams competed at the St. Thomas Invite on Friday, where several Blugolds turned in strong performances at the Anderson Fieldhouse.

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No team scores were kept at the meet where the Blugolds won two events for the men and two for the women.

On the men's side, Darin Lau (Sr. – Eau Claire, WI/Immanuel) won the 5000-meter (14:22.53) while Dylan Cooper (So. - Holmen, WI) won the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.62. Cooper also had a second place finish in the high jump (6-2.25).

In the mile, Dylan Lueck (So. – Germantown, WI/Wisconsin Lutheran) and Brendon Paucek (Sr. - Sullivan, WI/Jefferson) took second and third place with times of 4:19.77 and 4:19.86 while Kyle Groven (So. – Pine Island, MN) was third in the 400-meter (51.51).

Aaron Zmolek (So. – Holmen, WI) finished second in the 200-meter (22.68) and also turned in a fourth place finish in the 60-meter dash (7.17). TJ Lui (So. – Dousman, WI/Kettle Moraine) also earned a second place finish, with his coming in the triple jump (46-4.00).

In the 200-meter, Jordan Lijewski (Fr. – Roseville, MN) was fourth (22.74) with Hunter Henk (So. – Beldenville, WI/River Falls) coming in fifth (22.78).

For the women, the 4x400 relay team of Ashleigh Buergi (Sr. – Green Bay, WI/Bay Port), Glory Hecker (So. – Stone Lake, WI/Hayward Center), Sasha Riley (So. – Fairmont, MN) and Lizzy Keena (Fr. – Wisconsin Rapids, WI/Lincoln) won the event with a time of 4:03.07, while the team of Alaina Syverson (Fr. – River Falls, WI), Tommie Brenner (Jr. – Reedsburg, WI), Hanna Reed (Jr. – For Atkinson, WI) and Sarah Moen (Fr. – Blaine, MN/Centennial) took fourth with a time of 4:11.40. Also taking top honors was Ashley Agrimson's (Fr.-  Peterson, MN/Rushford-Peterson) who won the long jump (17-7.00).

Brenner also placed fourth in the 60-meter hurdles (9.32) while Hecker was fifth in the 200-meter (26.67) and Reed was fifth in the 800 (2:19.98).

In the shot put, JoHannah Theisen (Sr. – Eau Claire, WI/Regis) and Erica Oawster (Jr. – Lino Lakes, MN/Centennial) finished second and third (45-2.50 and 44-2.50) while Josie Burns (Sr. – Saint Michael, MN/Saint Michael-Albertville) was fifth in the weight throw (49-3.75).

Annika Lerdall ( Fr. – Plymouth, MN/Wayzata) and Teagan Monfils (Fr. – Shawano, WI) finished second and third in the 3000-meter, finishing in 10:40.57 and 10:47.85, while Kelsey Worachek (Sr. – Appleton, WI/Xavier) was second in the 60-meter, finishing with a time of 7.89.

In the high jump, Bailey Waldhauser (Fr. – Loyal, WI) tied for third (5-2.25) while Josie Semerad (Fr. – Eau Claire, WI/Regis) was fifth (5-2.25).

The Blugolds will compete in the UW-Oshkosh Invite Saturday, February 17 as their last meet before the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) meet on Feb. 23-24, which will be hosted by UW-Stevens Point.