Women's Track & Field places fifth at NAC Indoor Championships
KENOSHA, Wis. - Concordia University Wisconsin's women's track & field team finished fifth Saturday at the Northern Athletics Conference Indoor Championships. The Falcons had several impressive performances during the meet.
Sophomore Emily Mauermann (Janesville, Wis.) had an impressive day at the meet, carrying the team by scoring 26.25 points. She started off the day in the high jump with a PR height of 1.51 meters, tying for first place, forcing a rare jump-off in which she ended up in second place. After the high jump, Emily continued to succeed with a PR and new school records for second place in both the 400- and 200-meter dashes with times of 1:01.2 and 26.8, respectively. Exhausted from a full day of bests, Mauermann then was the last leg of the 4x400 meter relay team with junior Kristin Sitte (Greenfield, Wis.), sophomore Samantha Nelson (Frederic, Wis.) and freshman Emily Albright (Racine, Wis.). Mauermann was in last place when she received the baton and at least 100 meters behind the next girl. She then ran an amazing finish, gaining the 100-plus meters to pass two other teams and come in 4th place, running a sub 1:00 split.
Also on the track, freshman Larissa Schlitz (DeForest, Wis.) ran a PR in the 800 earning a point for the Falcons. In short sprints, freshman Carly Beil (Lake Geneva, Wis.) and junior Lisa Wishmann (Richfield, Wis.) each broke PRs in the 55 and 200-meter dashes. Sophomore Sarah Volkert (Rockford, Ill.) hit a monster PR in the 5000 besting her previous time by one minute. Other PRs on the track include freshman Lauren McLeod (Mukwonago, Wis.), freshman Sarah Hirschmann in the 200 and sophomore Ashley Lyons (Sturgeon Bay, Wis.) in the mile.
In the field events, senior Holly Beattie (Wauwatosa, Wis.) had a great day. Beattie had PR throws in both the weight and the shot put with marks of 12.98m and 10.28 placing her in sixth and 10th, respectively. Freshman Karli Tatum (Milwaukee, Wis.) placed fourth in the shot put, scoring the Falcons five points in the event. Other PRs in the field events included freshman Sarah Carini (Saukville, Wis.) in the weight throw and freshman Katie Hellpap in long jump.
Several athletes will competing in last chance meets next weekend as they try and qualify for the NCAA Indoor Championships. The Falcons are scheduled to compete at Carthage College Friday and UW-Stevens Point Saturday.