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Independent Student Newspaper of UW Oshkosh Campuses

The Advance-Titan

Independent Student Newspaper of UW Oshkosh Campuses

The Advance-Titan

Track and field breaks two school records

Courtesy of UWO Athletics — UWO’s Joshua Rivers long jumps at Ripon College on Dec. 2.

Both the UW Oshkosh men’s and women’s track and field teams opened their seasons with first-place victories at the Ripon College Winter Open while breaking two school records Dec. 2. They trounced the 11-team lineup with 279.5 points from the men’s team and the 8-team lineup with228 points from the women’s team.

UWO junior Aden Sears broke the university’s record for the 60-meter hurdle with a time of 8.16 seconds while senior Joshua Rivers broke the long-jump record with a 7.55 meter leap. 

The men’s team took home 9 first-place victories in total, one of which was awarded to Sears. 

Jake Krause took first place in the mile with a time of 4:14.88 while Londyn Little took home first for the 400-meter dash with a  time of 49.78 seconds. Rashaad Henderson, Nolan Milas, Reid Marquardt and Caiden Hoeppner followed in the 400-meter in that order to sweep the five top places in the event.

To round off their first-place victories in track events, the Titans took first in the 4×400 meter relay with a time of 3:27.20.

Oshkosh also scored well in field events, with Diego Villalobos taking first in triple jump with a distance of 14:09 meters and Kyle Wisniewski taking first in the high jump at 2:03 meters. At the pole vault, Zach Zirgibel took first with 4.90 meters while Isaiah Isom placed first in shot put with a 15.62 meter throw. 

On the women’s side, the Titans took home 10 gold medals. In the 3,000-meter run, Gwen Feitl won first place with a time of 11:16:27 while Cyna Madigan won the mile in 5:05.42.

Olivia Stenzel took home the gold in the 400-meter dash in 1:02.74, and Ella Ahlstrand grabbed first in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.94 seconds. In the 800-meter run, Libby Geisness took first with a time of 2:22.70.

The Titans swept the top-three 200-meter dash. Leading the way was Maddy LaVoi with a time of 26.51 seconds, followed by Julia Steger with a time of 26.55 seconds and Jayda Dobeck with a time of 27.08 seconds. 

The Titans also took first in the 4×400 relay with a time of 4:11.86.

Finishing off the Titan’s success, Megan Hunt won the high jump in 1.60 meters and Brenna Masloroff won the weight throw with a distance of 17.35 meters. 

The track and field team will compete next in their home meet Saturday and Sunday in the Kolf Sports Center.

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