RIVER FALLS, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire outdoor track and field teams competed in the first day of the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Championship on Friday, with the women's team in third place and the men's tied for sixth after day one.
Samantha Slattery (Jr. – Waunakee, WI) won the 10K with a time of 38:13.35 while Lexie Tremble (Jr. - Muskego, WI) was eighth with a time of 39.37.37. In the long jump, Ashley Agrimson (Fr. – Peterson, MN/Rushford-Peterson) finished sixth (5.37m).
The Blugolds tallied 12 points in the 3000m steeplechase as Katie George (Jr. – St. Paul, MN/Visitation) earned eight points with a second place finish (11:41.00) while Teagan Monfils (Fr. – Shawano, WI) was sixth (11:49.48) and Karen Gomez-Ruiz (Jr. – Chatfield, MN) was eighth (11:49.75).
In the first day of the heptathlon, Megan Wallace (Fr. – Burlington, WI) was first in the 200m (26.95) second in the high jump (1.52m and third in the 100m hurdles (15.45).
In addition, Kelsey Worachek (Sr. – Appleton, WI/Xavier) qualified for the finals in the 100m (12.34), 200m (25.79) and 400m hurdles (1:04.09) and Ashleigh Buergi (Sr. – Green Bay, WI/Bay Port) also earned a spot in the finals in the 100m (12.48).
Sarah Glidden (Sr. – Greenville, WI/Hortonville) recorded the second-fasted time in the 200m to punch her ticket to the finals (25.24) and also advanced to the finals in the 100m hurdles (14.43) along with Brenner (14.71).
For the men, Adam Lembke (Fr. – Waukesha, WI/West) took fourth place in the long jump (7.07m) while Anthony Dupont (Jr. – Mendota Heights, MN/Henry Sibley) finished sixth in the 10K to earn three points for the Blugolds with a time of 32.39.43.
In the decathlon, Michael Amerlan (So. – Itasca, IL/Lake Park West) was second in the 100m (11.03), fourth in the 400m (51.87) and the high jump (1.82m).