Concordia Track and Field fares well in Chicago
Ted Hayden Invitational Results
CHICAGO, Ill. -- The 'windy city' lived up to its name Saturday, as the Concordia University Wisconsin track & field team battled strong gusts and cool temperatures while competing at the Ted Hayden Invitational, hosted by the University of Chicago.
CUW men's team fared especially well, placing fourth out of 13 schools competing. Senior Alex Pawlak (Colgate, Wis.) had another outstanding day of performances, including a first place finish in the 110 high hurdles.
Despite the cool temperatures, Pawlak also came out of the blocks hard in the 400-high hurdles, gaining first place within the first 50m, and having a monster race while shredding another whole second off his personal record (PR). With a time of 54.32s, Pawlak again broke his own PR and school record set last weekend in Atlanta, elevating his spring standing in that race to ninth in the nation.
Freshman Malcolm Bowers (Germantown, Wis.), competing in only his second meet, earned another PR in the high jump, clearing 1.73-meters. He also placed fourth in the long jump at 6.24-meters. Senior Justin Rogers (Milwaukee, Wis.) took first place in the triple jump with a time of 13.25 seconds.
Freshman Robert Meilbeck (Winthrop harbor, Ill.) also had an impressive race, according to head coach Russ DeLap, taking 50 seconds off his best 5,000-meter performance with a time of 16:34.21. Other PRs in the 1,500-meter included Andrew Coop, Ryan Perry, Kevin Gries, Josh Tillman, Samantha Nelson, Erika Wenson and Caitlyn Stern.
Weeks of hard work paid off for sophomore Andrea Kassees (Waukesha, Wis.) when she broke bested her PR with a 36.05-meter throw in the discus, earning ffth place.
In the pole vault, both Tim Grimm and Joshua Lehr set a PR of with a height of 3.5-meters. Grimm also set a PR in the 400-hurdles with a time of 63.39 seconds.
Other noteworthy performances and PRs include Jennifer Hamilton and Dylan Krivoshein in the 200-meters and Lauren Frisque in the 400-meters.