LISLE, Ill. - The Concordia University Wisconsin Women's Track & Field team traveled to Benedictine's Eagle Invitational this weekend. It was a big meet with over 20 teams in attendance making for steep competition.
The women's mid-distance crew had a successful day with freshman Larissa Schlitz (DeForest, Wis.), sophomore Samantha Nelson (Frederic, Wis.) and junior Kelsey Wagner (Kenosha, Wis.) all hitting season bests in the 800 meter run with times of 2:34.6, 2:36.06 and 2:36.6, respectively. Freshman Jessica Rice (Canton, Mich.) also hit her best time in the 1500 meter run with a time of 5:44.7.
Also on the track, sophomore Emily Mauermann (Janesville, Wis.) hit two huge PRs. She began by running a sub-60 in the 400 with a time of 59.54 placing her seventh in the race and second in conference. Mauermann followed that excellent performance by shaving a full second off of her previous 200 meter record with a time of 26.21 in the event, placing her eighth of 89 at the meet and ranking her first in the conference.
Sophomore Alexandra Ezell (Kenosha, Wis.) had a huge day in the hammer, where she hit a well-earned PR of nearly five meters. Ezell threw 34.51 meters in the event moving her up to 10th place in the conference. Senior Holly Beattie (Wauwatosa, Wis.) also threw her best in the event with a toss of 35.36 meters as well as freshman Sarah Carini (Saukville, Wis.) and sophomore Mary Heinz (Clintonville, Wis.) with throws of 21.77 and 29.22, respectively. Sophomore Courtney Gilge (Phillips, Wis.) continued to show off the throwers success with PRs in both the discus (25.04 meters) and shot put (8.64) while freshmen Hunter Maki (Baraga, Mich.) and Karli Tatum (Milwaukee, Wis.) both increased their discus throws by over three meters. Tatum also scored two points for the Falcons in the shot put with a seventh place toss of 11.13 meters.
Other PRs at the meet were set by freshman Carly Beil (Lake Geneva, Wis.) in the 200 (27.77), freshman Katie Hellpap in the 100 (14.85), freshman Allison Justus (Arnold, Wis.) in the 100 (16.04), and freshman Marissa Krohn (Brookfield, Wis.) in the 100 (15.42).
Next weekend the Falcons will travel to Cedarville University for the All-Comers Open on Saturday. The meet is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m.