Track & Field competes at Tadd Metzger Invitational
KENOSHA, Wis. - Making their second trip to Kenosha in just three weeks, the Concordia University Wisconsin men's and women's track & field teams competed at the Tadd Metzger Invitational meet at Carthage College this weekend.
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point placed first on the men's side with 165 points, while host Carthage College took the women's crown with 157.5 points.
The Falcon men finished seventh with 30 points, while the CUW women placed eighth with 28 points.
On the men's side, senior Vincent Greefkes (Jackson, Wis.) earned first place honors in the 55m Hurdles, posting a winning time of 7.85 seconds.
In the 4x400m Relay, CUW took fourth place as the team of freshman Ryan Gardner (Winneconne, Wis.), sophomore Jonny Balsman (Rockford, Ill.), senior Alex Pawlak (Colgate, Wis.), and sophomore Sean Pawlak (Germantown, Wis.) finished in 3:28.53 minutes.
Other standout performers included sophomore Jordan Guenther (Horicon, Wis.) and junior Ryan Perry (Naperville, Ill.) finished fifth and seventh, respectively, 5,000m Run, while senior Alex Pawlak placed seventh in the 200m Dash with a time of 23.48 seconds.
For the women, sophomore Jessica Hennig (Springfield, Ill.) took third place in the 800m Run with a time of 2:31.26, while junior Bethany Doerr (Chilton, Wis.) and freshman Samantha Nelson (Frederic, Wis.) placed third and fourth, respectively, in the 5,000m Run.
Another noteworthy performance was contributed by the women's 4x400 Relay team of Hennig, sophomore Kristin Sitte (Greenfield, Wis.), freshman Emily Mauermann (Janesville, Wis.), and freshman Katie Dickes (Kenosha, Wis.), which placed fifth with a time of 4:23.34 minutes.
Both teams will have a week of practice before returning to Kenosha on Saturday, to take part in the Parkside Track & Field Classic at UW-Parkside.