Record Shattering Day at UW-Platteville Invite
Feb 11, 2017
PLATTEVILLE, Wis. - The University of Dubuque track and field teams continue to improve and finished Saturday with three new school records at the UW-Platteville Invite. Alec Bass set a new school record in the men's 5,000 meter run in 14:43.25/ Not to be out done, Ron Brown finished with a record setting toss in the men's weight throw in 18.75m/61'-6.25". All-Conference performer Fabiola Ortiz lowered her record in the women's 800m run in 2:17.75.
Ortiz placed first in the women's 800m run over 43 other competitors. The Spartans other women's top finishers include: women's 4x400 meter relay of Amanda Zbilski, Alison Beeman, Fabiola Ortiz, and Alyssa Skrove in 4:09.48 (2nd place/15 teams); Tanasha Atwater in shot put in 14.34m/47'-00.75" (1st/34 competitors) and in the weigh throw 17.31m/56'-09.50" (1st/32 competitors).
It was a fine day for the UD men as well with a pair of records in the Spartan indoor record books. Bass cruised to top finish in the men's 5K (1st/45 competitors) and Brown unleashed the top toss of the day in the weight throw (1st/48 competitors) in his final attempt. Maurice Cushion-Lewis won the men's long jump in 6.71m/22'-00.25" (1st/29 competitors); and Colfay Pointer placed first the men's 400 meter dash in :49.85 (1st/43 competitors).
The Spartans host a quality field next week in the UD Spartan Invite on Friday, Feb. 17 at 2:00 p.m. in Chlapaty Recreation and Wellness Center.
Tentative schedule is:
1:00 p.m. - Implement Weigh In (Equipment Room Check-in Window)
2:00 p.m. - Weight Throw – (M/W) *Hardline Cut-Off: 12m for Men, 11m for Women*
2:00 p.m. - Shot Put – in second ring (W/M) (Men’s shot will follow women’s weight in cage)
*Hardline Cut-Off: 11m or Men, 10m for Women*
2:00 p.m. - Long Jump – (W/M) Triple Jump follows (W/M)
2:00 p.m. - High Jump – (M/W) Pole Vault – (W/M)
2:00 p.m. - Running Events Begin – ROLLING SCHEDULE after the Mile Run
2:00 p.m. - Distance Medley Relay
2:45 p.m. - 55M High Hurdle Prelims
3:10 p.m. - 55M Dash Prelims
3:55 p.m. Mile Run
4:40 p.m. - 55M High Hurdle Finals
4:55 p.m. - 55M Dash Finals
5:05 p.m. - 400M Dash
5:40 p.m. - 4x200 Meter Relay
5:50 p.m. - 200M Dash
6:50 p.m. - 800M Run
7:35 p.m. - 3,000M Run
8:45 p.m. - 4 x 400 Meter Relay