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Women's Track & Field finishes second at NACC Indoor Championships

Photo by Brian Mosemann
Photo by Brian Mosemann

KENOSHA, Wis. – Taylor Corkum gained her second-straight NACC Championship in the pole vault and Irene Bolis broke her own school record in the 55-meter dash as the Concordia University Wisconsin Women's Track & Field team placed second at the NACC Indoor Championships Sunday. The Falcons scored 120 points, finishing behind only Aurora.

THE BASICS
- Falcons Finish:
2nd of 9 (120 points)
- Location: Tarble Athletic Center – Kenosha, Wisconsin  
- Individual Champions: Corkum (Pole Vault)
- School Records: Bolis (55-meter hurdles)
- Team Champion: Aurora (191.5 points)

HOW IT HAPPENED
- Corkum led another impressive showing from the Falcons pole vault group. She cleared 3.51 meters for the win and CUW placed three in the top five for the event. Jennifer Miller placed second (3.20 meters) and Kailey Koehler added a fifth-place finish (3.05).  

- Bolis broke her own school record in the 55-meter hurdles once again, running a 9.23. She edged her previous best time of 9.24 and finished fifth in the event.  

- The Falcons received plenty of points from the distance events. CUW had three top-five finishers in the 800-meter run and the mile. In the 800, Cassandra Sprotte finished second (2:25.11), Alden Goucher was third (2:25.56) and Nora Imperl placed fourth (2:25.93). In the mile, Imperl placed second (5:20.62), Sprotte was third (5:24.19) and Molly Wirtz finished fifth (5:37.83).

- Imperl had her usual impressive showing at the NACC Meet as she added two other top-four finishes to her day. She ran both the 3,000 and 5,000-meter runs as well, finishing fourth in the 3,000 (10:41.78) and third in the 5,000 (18:37.70).   

- Megan Curran had a strong day in the throwing events for the Falcons, finishing with a pair of top-three finishes. She was second in the weight throw after landing a toss at 15.35 meters. Curran also finished third in the shot put (12.72 meters).  

- The Falcons had a good showing in the triple jump, placing two in the top four. Goucher led the way with a second-place finish at 11.22 meters. Morgan Marnholtz recorded 10.50 meters in the event for a fourth-place finish. Marnholtz added a fifth-place finish in the 400-meter dash (1:04.13).

- Marnholtz, Briana Gratz, Goucher, and Sprotte teamed up for a third-place finish in the 4X400-meter relay. They ran a 4:16.27 in the event.   

PR LIST
- Bolis: 55 hurdles (9.23)
- Bolis: 200 (28.28)
- Leslie Christiansen: 3,000 (12:34.89)
- Curran: Shot Put (12.72)
- Curran: Weight Throw (15.35)
- Rileigh Dunning: 3,000 (12:10.28)
- Gratz: 400 (1:04.84)
- Megan Sprinkman: 55 (7.89)

THE MEET
- Aurora captured a sixth-straight championship, scoring 191.5 points. The Falcons have been runner-up to the Spartans in each of the past five indoor championships.  

UP NEXT
- The Falcons have a pair of Last Chance Meets on the schedule next weekend where select athletes will compete to try for school records or qualifying for the NCAA Division III Championships. The first of those is Friday at Carthage.