Women's Track & Field places fifth at NAC Outdoor Championships

Women's Track & Field places fifth at NAC Outdoor Championships

MILWAUKEE - Competing in much better weather conditions on day two of the Northern Athletics Conference Outdoor Championships, the Concordia University Wisconsin Women's Track & Field team had several impressive performances as the Falcons finished fifth at the event.

CUW started the day out on the track with the 4x100-meter relay team consisting of junior Kristin Sitte (Greenfield, Wis.) and freshmen Sara Hirschmann, Katie Hellpap and Carly Beil (Lake Genevia, Wis.). The Falcons women performed well, executing perfect handoffs in the event and shaving off nearly a second from their previous time, running a 52.25 for a fifth-place finish.

In the distance events freshman Jolyn Achs (Gurnee, Ill.) ran her best time in the 5000-meter run with a 21:05.26. Freshman Larissa Schlitz (DeForest, Wis.) placed seventh in the 1500-meter run with a PR time of 5:12.8, while sophomore Caitlyn Stern (Mequon, Wis.) also ran a PR in the event with a 5:22.5.

In the sprints, Sara Hirschmann and Carly Beil ran in the finals for the 100m dash, both running personal bests. Hirschmann ran a 13.09 placing her 5th while Carly Beil snatched 8th with a 13.24. Emily Mauermann finished 2nd place during the finals of the 200m with an impressive 26.1, her personal best. Kristin Sitte placed 2nd in the 400m hurdles with a time of 1:10.61 scoring eight points for the Falcons.

For the field events freshman Karli Tatum (Milwaukee, Wis.) took third in the shot put with a toss of 11.41 meters. Sitte vaulted 2.45 meters, while Beil cleared 2.15 meters as the duo took sixth and eighth, respectively. Hirschmann took eighth place in the long jump with 4.77 meters. Sophomore Katie Dickes (Kenosha, Wis.) also scored for CUW in the discus by taking eighth place in the event with a toss of 33.53 meters.

Aurora University won the Women's team title as they easily outdistancing runner-up Wisconsin Lutheran College. The Spartans totaled 243.13 points, while WLC scored 165 points.

The Falcons will now enter last chance and qualifying meets season beginning with the Dr. Keeler Invitational Friday, hosted by North Central College.