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Spranger leads Men's Track & Field at UWW; Falotico competes at Drake Relays

Photo by Alan Herzberg
Photo by Alan Herzberg

WHITEWATER, Wis. – Samual Spranger picked up a win in the 400-meter dash, pacing the Men's Track & Field Team Saturday at the UW-Whitewater Drake Alternative Meet. The meet was the final one for the Falcons before next week's NACC Championships.  

THE BASICS
- Falcons Finish:
No Team Scores
- Location: Rex Foster Track Complex at Fiskum Field – Whitewater, Wisconsin
- Individual Champions:
Spranger (400)

HOW IT HAPPENED
-Spranger finished the 400-meter dash in a time of 49.96, good for first place. He bested a field of 25 for his individual title. The sophomore added a 10th-place finish in the 200-meter dash (22.50).

- CUW had a pair of top-ten finishing relay teams, led by the third-place 4X100-meter dash squad. The foursome of Silas Hasselbrook, Nick Margrett, Brandon Wooden, and Jacob Roy ran a 43.80. The Falcons finished sixth in the 4X400-meter relay as Emmett Williams, Henry Jensen, Matthew Wilcox, and Craig Reese ran a 3:50.71.

- Roy added a ninth-place finish in the long jump for CUW, recording a mark of 6.46 meters.

- The Falcons final top-10 finish came from Wooden in the triple jump. He landed at 12.63 meters.  

DRAKE RELAYS
- The Falcons had one student-athlete receive an invite to the Drake Relays this weekend as Gavin Falotico competed in the javelin throw. The 2017 Division III All-American finished 20th with a throw of 51.31 meters, competing against several top athletes, including multiple Division I participants.

PR LIST
- Ryan Curran - Shot Put (11.82)
- Declan Harman - 200 (24.91)
- Athanasius Hasselbrook - Javelin (41.52)
- Silas Hasselbrook - 100 (11.20)
- Jensen - 800 (2:21.38)
- Zach Larsen - Shot Put (10.93)
- Larsen - Discus (25.94)
- Tyler Martinkus - Discus (36.81)
- Martinkus - Javelin (36.66)
- Roy - Long Jump (6.46)
- Matthew Wilcox - 1,500 (4:42.31)

UP NEXT
- The Falcons will compete at the two-day NACC Championships next Friday and Saturday. The meet will begin Friday at 9:30 a.m. and will be hosted by Benedictine.