Men's Track & Field places fourth at NACC Meet
LISLE, Ill. – The Concordia University Wisconsin Men's Track & Field team earned a fourth-place finish at the NACC Outdoor Championships last weekend. The meet was hosted by Benedictine University.
Junior Andrew Faber (Germantown, Wis.) had probably the strongest weekend for the Falcons as he had two top-two finishes, including winning the hammer throw. Faber recorded a new school record in the event with a mark of 47.92 meters. He then went on to set a new PR in the javelin throw with a toss of 47.16 meters for a second-place finish. Faber also finished fourth in the discus throw, accumulating 23 points for the Falcons.
Sophomore Damon Nick (Slinger, Wis.) continued his strong performances in the hurdle events with runner-up finishes in both the 110-meter and 400-meter hurdles. He set a PR in the 400-meter event with a 55.32. Sophomore Jacob Schwark (Fraser, Mich.) added a PR in the 110-meter hurdles for CUW.
Junior Andrew Coop (Mora, Minn.) earned a second-place finish in the 5,000-meter run with a PR time of 15:43.09 at the meet. He was one of four Falcons to PR in the event as Stephen Bernau (Courtland, Minn.), Aaron Reseburg (Sheboygan, Wis.) and Zach Ziemann (Jackson, Wis.) all clocked in with new bests. Junior Robert Meilbeck (Winthrop Harbor, Ill.) added a PR in the 10K to round out a strong day for the Falcons distance runners.
Sophomore Bathong Pham (Milwaukee, Wis.) earned three top-five finishes for the Falcons over the weekend, including a second-place mark in the decathlon. Pham also finished fifth in the pole vault and long jump.
Sophomore Seth Donovan (Caledonia, Wis.) added a couple of PRs for the Falcons in the hammer throw and 100-meter dash, respectively. He finished sixth in the 100 and recorded his PR in the prelims (11.24). Donovan also set a new personal best in the hammer throw.
Freshman Brandon Goesch (Germantown, Wis.) competed in two events and shattered his PR in the 800-meter run. Goesch finished the race in 2:00.68, good for a seventh-place finish. Sophomore Jake Kroll (Germantown, Wis.) added new PR in the shot put.
Aurora University won the meet, finishing well ahead of runner-up MSOE. MSOE did have the Athlete of the Meet in Matt Waech, while the Spartans Ryan Chapman was honored as Coach of the Meet.
CUW now enters last chance season as a select group of athletes will try and improve times and distances in hopes of reaching the NCAA Championships.