Concordia Track and Field fares well in Chicago

Concordia Track and Field fares well in Chicago

CHICAGO -- The 'windy city' lived up to its name Saturday as the Falcon tracksters battled strong gusts and cool temperatures while competing at the University of Chicago Invitational.

The Concordia Wisconsin men's team fared especially well, placing 4th of 13 schools. Senior Alex Pawlak (Colgate, Wis.) had another outstanding day of performances, including a 1st place finish in the 110 high hurdles.

Despite the cool temperatures, Pawlak also came out of the blocks hard in the 400 H, gaining 1st place within the first 50m, and having a monster race while shredding another whole second off his personal record (PR). With a time of 54.32s, Alex again broke his own PR and school record set last weekend in Atlanta, elevating his spring standing in that race to 9th in the Nation.

Freshman Malcolm Bowers (Germantown, Wis.) , competing in only his second meet, got another PR in the high jump, clearing 1.73m. He also placed 4th in the long jump at 6.24m. Senior Justin Rogers (Milwaukee, Wis.) took 1st place in the triple jump with 13.25.

Freshman Robert Meilbeck (Winthrop harbor, Ill.) also had a "fantastic race" according to Coach Russ DeLap , taking fifty seconds off his best 5000m performance with a time of 16:34.21. Other PRs in the 1500 included Andrew Coop, Ryan Perry, Kevin Gries, Josh Tillman, Samantha Nelson, Erika Wenson and Caitlyn Stern.

Weeks of hard work paid off for sophomore Andrea Kassees (Waukesha, Wis.) when she broke her personal record with a 36.05m throw in the discus, earning her 5th place.

In the pole vault, both Tim Grimm and Joshua Lehr set a personal record of 3.5m. Grimm also set a PR in the 400H with a time of 63.39s.

Other noteworthy performances and PRs include Jennifer Hamilton and Dylan Krivoshein in the 200 and Lauren Frisque in the 400.

Here is the link to the results