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Women's Track & Field finishes fifth at Private College Championships

Women's Track & Field finishes fifth at Private College Championships

DE PERE, Wis. - The Concordia University Wisconsin Women's Track & Field team used perfect weather conditions in setting several strong performances as the Wisconsin Private College Championships Saturday, hosted by St. Norbert College. CUW finished in fifth place at the event.

In the javelin, freshman and first-year track athlete Marissa Krohn (Brookfield, Wis.) placed third in the event with a nearly ten meter PR throw of 31.21 meters. Krohn is ranked fourth in the NAC.

In the women's hammer, senior Holly Beattie (Wauwatosa, Wis.) and sophomore Courtney Gilge (Phillips, Wis.) hit PRs and placed with throws of 37.49 meters and 34.08 meters, finishing in fourth and seventh place, respectively. Freshmen Hunter Maki (Baraga, Mich.) and Sarah Carini (Saukville, Wis.) also hit PRs in the hammer throw with 33.47 meters and 29.48 meters. Gilge also hit a big PR in the shot put with a toss of 9.67 meters along with sophomore Mary Heinz (Clintonville, Wis.), who threw 9.48 meters.

In the 200, freshman Carly Beil (Lake Geneva, Wis.) and Sara Hirschmann ran PR times of 27.48 and 27.63 seconds respectively, getting seventh and eighth in the event. Junior Lisa Wishmann (Richfield, Wis.) hit a PR in the 200 as well with a time of 30.07. Also on the track, freshman Jolyn Achs (Gurnee, Ill.) ran a personal best of 21:09.7 in the 5000-meter run, earning fifth place.

Junior Kristin Sitte (Greenfield, Wis.) scored third place in the 400-meter hurdles and seventh place in the pole vault with her PR of 2.58 meters, while Beil placed eighth with a personal best time of 2.43 meters.

The Falcons will next compete in the two-day NAC Championships, hosted by Wisconsin Lutheran College. The meet begins Friday at Raabe Stadium in Milwaukee and will conclude Saturday.