RIVER FOREST, Ill. -- Concordia University Wisconsin's men's track and field team finished fourth out of 12 teams behind several big performances Friday afternoon at the Cougar Invitational, hosted by Concordia University Chicago.
In the short races, winds helped several athletes get personal records. Sophomore Jonny Balsman (Rockford, Ill.) had a phenomenal day setting PRs in both the 100-meter (11.22) to earn second place, as well as in the 200-meter (22.89) for a fourth place finish. Senior Alex Pawlak (Germantown, Wis.) ran the 100-meter for the first time in his career, finishing first with a time of 11.13. Junior Michael Edwards (Milwaukee, Wis.) also ran a PR in the race with an 11.51.
Senior Vincent Greefkes (Jackson, Wis.) ran a season best time of 15.14 in the 110-meter hurdles, garnering first place in the process. Although the wind may have assisted in the short races, anything over the 200-meter was difficult with extremely strong gusts of wind on the backstretch. Battling through the wind and cold, sophomore Martin Hinze (Bourbonnais, Ill.) ran a PR in the 3000-meter steeple chase (10:02.57) earning him second place and ranking second in conference. Freshman Matthew Sheafer (Fort Wayne, Ind.) also ran a PR time of 17:46.99 In the 5000-meter.
In the field events, freshman Josh Lehr (Sioux Falls, S.D.) cleared 3.75-meter (12' 3.5") in the pole vault inching him up in conference to seventh place. Freshman Malcolm Bowers (Germantown, Wis.) set another PR in the long jump with a jump of 6.36 meters. Throwers Andrew Faber (freshman, Sussex, Wis.) set a PR in discus with a throw of 34.89 meters and freshman Burke Dupuis (Glenview, Ill.) in the discus and hammer with 29.95 meters and 35.13 meters, respectively.
The Falcons travel next week Saturday to Ripon, Wis., for the 2012 Private College Invitational.
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February 20, 2012 Men’s Indoor T&F Records
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