Track and Field Wraps Up Busy Weekend
Jan 27, 2018
PLATTEVILLE, Wis. – The University of Dubuque track and field teams had a busy weekend, participating in the Jack Jennet Open hosted by the University of Northern Iowa on Friday and the UW-Platteville Select on Saturday. The UD women's team took first place at the UW-Platteville Select, with the men taking second place.
The Spartans held their own on Friday at the Jack Jennet Open, going up against several Division I teams, such as the University of Northern Iowa, Chicago State and Loyola (Ill.). Blaze Murfin was the lone Spartan to win an event, winning the weight throw with a best throw of 17.46m. Two UNI throwers finished right behind Murfin in second and third place. The women finished in sixth out of 11 teams with 29.50 team points and the men finished sixth out of 14 teams with 45 points.
Both the men and women’s teams had an impressive day at the UW-Platteville Select, winning 10 events, seven on the men’s side and three on the women’s side. Between the UD men’s and women’s teams, the Spartans had 28 top three finishes on Saturday. In route to the women's first place team finish, the Spartans put up 229.50 points, 82 points better than second place finisher, UW-Platteville. UD and UW-Platteville traded places on the men's side with Platteville finishing with 252 team points in first and UD with 181.50 points. The next closet team closed the meet with 49 points.
The Spartans had the same athlete win the 60m dash and 200m dash on both the women and men’s side. On the women’s side, Allison Beeman took the 60m dash in a personal best time of 7.99 and the 200m in 26.73. For the men, Kyle Thomas continues to rack up the top finishes, winning the 60m dash in 6.96, just hundredth of a second behind his best time. Thomas also took the 200 in 22.32.
Part of the impressive day came at the weight throw on the women’s side, where Lauren Egnarski took home the title with a personal-best throw of 15.40m. The Spartans went on to have the top seven finishers in the event.
Jack Jennet Top 3 Finishers
Long Jump: Demetria Johnson (5.32m) – 3rd Place
Pole Vault: Jenna Heimark (3.00m) – 2nd Place
Weight Throw: Blaze Murfin (17.46m) – 1st Place
Long Jump: Blaze Barista (6.74m) – 3rd Place
Platteville Invite Top 3 Finishers
60m Dash: Alison Beeman (7.99) - 1st Place
200m Dash Alison Beeman (26.73) – 1st Place,
-Brittany Burks (27.08) – 3rd Place
400m Dash: Heather Muntz (1:02.35) – 1st Place
1 mile: Jade Romagna (5:38.32) – 2nd Place
60m Hurdles: Brittany Burks (9.05) – 1st Place
-Demetria Johnson (9.24) – 2nd Place
High Jump: Shelby Hibbler (1.47m) – 2nd Place
Long Jump: Demetria Johnson (5.00m) – 2nd Place
Triple Jump: Jenna Heimark (10.95m) - 2nd Place
Pole Vault: Jenna Heimark (2.92m) = 3rd Place
Shot Put: Tanasha Atwater (13.33m) – 2nd Place
Weight Throw : Lauren Egnarski (15.40m)
-Rebcca Burmahl (15.19) – 2nd Place
-Abigail Willis (14.73m) – 3rd Place
60m dash: Kyle Thomas (6.96) – 1st Place
200m dash: Kyle Thomas (22.32) – 1st Place
-Jeremiah Steed (22.88) – 3rd Place
800m: Colfay Pointer (1:59.90) – 1st Place
1 mile: Alec Bass (4:21.79) – 1st Place
60m Hurdles: Kelshawn Johnson (8.48) – 2nd Place
High Jump: Darrion Morgan (1.98m) – 1st Place
-Sirrus Bier (1.93m) – 2nd Place
Long Jump: Maurice Cushion-Lewis (6.69m) – 1st Place
-Neal Valant (6.20m) – 3rd Place
Triple Jump: Blaze Barista (14.04m) – 1st Place
-Cortez Picket (13.08m) – 2nd Place
Shot Put: Josh Mathis (14.80m) – 2nd Place