MILWAUKEE - The Concordia University Wisconsin Women's Track & Field team battled unpleasant conditions Friday as they competed in day one of the Northern Athletic Conference Championships, hosted by Wisconsin Lutheran College at Raabe Stadium.
Freshman Marissa Krohn (Brookfield, Wis.) had another great day in the javelin, scoring six points and a bronze medal with a toss of 30.98 meters. In the hammer, freshman Hunter Maki (Baraga, Mich.) scored one point for CUW with a PR throw of 34.53 meters. Freshmen Sarah Carini (Saukville, Wis.) and Karli Tatum (Milwaukee, Wis.) also threw PRs in the event with 29.74 meters and 24.15 meters, respectively.
In the triple jump freshmen Katie Hellpap and Allison Justus (Arnold, Mo.) posted their best jumps of the season. Justus leaped 9.34 meters, while Hellpap qualified for finals and jumped 9.80 meters to score sixth place and three points for the Falcons.
In the sprints, freshmen Sara Hirschmann and Carly Beil (Lake Geneva, Wis.) qualified for the finals in the 100-meter dash for tomorrow. Hirschmann won her heat in the prelims and is seeded third with a time of 13.4 seconds in while Beil is seeded ninth with a 13.79. Sophomore Emily Mauermann (Janesville, Wis.) placed third in the 200-meter dash prelims with a time of 27.55 going into tomorrow's finals despite Friday being her first meet competed in the past three weeks. Junior Lisa Wishmann (Richfield, Wis.) ran a PR time in the 400-meter dash to round out the Falcons strong day on the track.
Aurora University currently sits in first place on the women's side as they scored 71 points on Friday. AU holds a marginable lead on Concordia University Chicago, who is in second with 38 points.
Day two of the conference events begin tomorrow at 9:30 am with the rescheduled pole vault, 10 a.m. for field events, and noon on the track.