Faber paces Men's Track & Field at Tadd Metzger Invite

Photo by Brian Mosemann
Photo by Brian Mosemann

KENOSHA, Wis. – Senior Andrew Faber had another strong round of throwing performances in pacing the Concordia University Wisconsin Men's Track & Field team Friday at the Tadd Metzger Invitational.

Faber (Germantown, Wis.) placed third in the weight throw, once against setting a PR in the event. He recorded a NACC-leading 16.90 meters in the event, which also ranks 23rd nationally. The senior also placed eighth in the shot put with a throw of 13.91 meters, ranking 2nd in the NACC. He once again broke his only school record in the weight throw, something he has done in both meets this season.

Also in throwing events, sophomore Frank Jesse Long (Elwood, Ill.) had a couple of top-eight NACC placements. Long recorded marks of 12.72 meters in the shot put and 12.05 meters in the weight throw.

On the track, junior Mike Prue (Kenosha, Wis.) ran well in his hometown to the tune of a third-place finish in the 800-meter run. Prue came in at 1:59.21, which is the second fastest time in the NACC this season. Sophomore Brandon Goesch (Germantown, Wis.) had a strong performance in the 400-meter run, clocking in with a PR of 53.67. He now ranks fifth in the conference in the event.

The Falcons had three runners move into the top 10 in the NACC this season in the mile run. Leading that group was junior Adam Fell (Mundelein, Ill.) who ran a 4:41.33, a new personal best. Also running a PR in the event was sophomore Michael Taylor (Denmark, Wis.) at 4:42.68, while junior Stephen Bernau (Courtland, Minn.) came in at 4:43.64. Those three now rank eighth, ninth and 10th in the NACC in the event.

Freshman Silas Hasselbrook (Missoula, Mont.) had another strong day for the Falcons, which included a fifth-place finish in the 55-meter hurdles. Hasselbrook came in at 8.23 seconds, while also adding the seventh-best NACC time in the 200-meter dash, 24.05.

Junior Bathong Pham (Milwaukee, Wis.) posted a PR in the 55-meter dash, running a 6.81, where he now ranks sixth in the conference. He also ranks fourth in the long jump after his leap of 6.15 meters.

The Falcons will return to action next weekend at UW-Stevens Point. CUW will compete Saturday, beginning at 10:30 a.m.