Winters Leads Men’s Track & Field at Solomon W. Butler Classic

Jan 17, 2015

DUBUQUE, Iowa – Freshman Ernest Winters won the 200 meters with the 6th-best time in the nation and finished runner-up in the 55 meters in pacing the University of Dubuque men’s track & field team to a fourth-place finish at the Solomon W. Butler Classic on Saturday afternoon.

A number of standout performances highlighted a busy day for the Spartans at their 10-team home meet.

Winters time of 22.63 in the 200 meters also ranks fifth all-time in UD history while his 55 meter time of 6.50 places him ninth all-time in UD history and has him sitting 11th nationally.

The 2014 Iowa Conference Indoor Triple Jump Champion Kebba Bojang was back at it after winning a title of his own in the triple jump with a leap of 14.04 meters (46’0.75”). His leap places him fifth in UD history and is the seventh-highest in the nation thus far.

DuVaun Goodlow jumped out of the gym after tying UD’s school record in the high jump at 2.03m (6’8”) in a second-place performance. His leap also places him 5th nationally.

Freshman Alec Bass added to his impressive resume after placing third in the mile with the third-best time in UD history (4:33.31). Bass already holds the second-best 8k time in UD cross country history at 26:17.


Men - Team Rankings - 16 Events Scored

1) Augustana (Ill.) 113
2) Monmouth (Ill.) 59.50
3) Southwestern CC 59
4) Dubuque 49  
5) Loras 45.50
6) William Penn 44  
7) Coe 38
8) Carroll 29  
9) Cornell College 24
10) North Iowa Area CC 18   

Winters, Bojang, and freshman Alex Link competed for the second day in a row after the trio had strong showings on Friday night at the Wartburg Relays. Winters won the 60 meters in 7.03, Bojang took home the triple jump title with what was an indoor personal best (13.83m), and Link broke into the UD history books with the 10th best weight throw all-time (12.75m).

The Spartans travel to Illinois for the Monmouth Invitational next Saturday, January 24 at 11:00 a.m.