MADISON, Wis. - There were several outstanding performances today for CUW's track and field team competing in the UW-Madison Red & White Open. It was a unique opportunity for the team to compete with higher caliber athletes and tough competition.
On the track, junior Martin Hinze (Bourbonnais, Ill.) shaved a whole 4 seconds off of his mile time, running 4:24.93 and coming in sixth overall after five UW-Madison athletes. Freshman Stephen Bernau (Courtland, Minn.) also had a big PR in the 3000 running a time of 9:43.67.
In the field events, freshman Tyler White (Milwaukee, Wis.) had another impressive day in the triple jump, getting almost a meter PR with a jump of 13.67m (44' 10.25"). White placed second in the triple jump and is now ranked 3rd in conference and 49th in the nation. His future in triple jump looks promising as this is only his second time ever competing in the event.
Falcon throwers had another great meet. Freshman Frank Jesse Long (Elwood, Ill.) finished off the day making it to finals in the shot put, with a PR toss of 13.78m. Other PR performances in the throws included sophomore Andrew Faber (Germantown, Wis.) in shot put and and sophomore William Sommer (Germantown, Wis.) in weight throw.
Other personal record performances on Friday included freshman Nick Simich (Bartlett, Ill.) and freshman Anthony Moro (Bayside, Wis.) in the 60-meter dash, freshman Ryan Lehr (Sioux Falls, S.D.) in the 60 and 200, freshman Johann Hink (Cedarburg, Wis.) and Alex Rosenau (Van Dyne, Wis.) in the mile, freshman Trent Pacheco (Iron Mountain, Mich.) in the 200 and 400, freshman Bathong Pham (Milwaukee, Wis.) in the 200, and freshman Jacob Schwark (Fraser, Mich.) in 60 hurdles.
The Falcons travel to compete at the Northern Athletics Conference Indoor Championships next weekend at UW-Parkside.