Three firsts guide Men's Track & Field at Private College Championships

Photo by Lane Schwartz
Photo by Lane Schwartz

RIPON, Wis. – The Concordia University Wisconsin Men's Track & Field team was guided by a trio of first-place finishes Saturday at the Private College Championships, hosted by Ripon College. The Falcons finished second as a team.

THE BASICS
- Falcons Finish: 2nd of 12 (110.66 points)
- Meet Champion: St. Norbert (151 points)
- Location: Ingalls Field – Ripon, Wisconsin
- Individual Champions: Jake Roy (100-meter dash); Jordan Kelly (Long Jump); Gavin Falotico (Javelin Throw)

HOW IT HAPPENED
- Roy had a very good day for the Falcons, adding a second-place finish in the 200 to his win in the 100. He ran the 100 in 11.74 seconds while coming across the finish line in 23.05 in the 200. The Falcons had fifth-place finishes in each event as well, with Nick Margrett (Brookfield, Wis.) fifth in the 100 (12.15) and Samual Spranger fifth in the 200 (23.48).

- Spranger (Fond du Lac, Wis.) added a second-place finish in the 400 on Saturday, crossing the finish line in a time of 49.18. He was also fourth in the high jump (1.8 meters).

- Kelly (Mequon, Wis.) placed first in the long jump, leaping 6.82 meters. Falotico added the final win of the day for the Falcons, landing a throw of 52.80 meters in the javelin throw.

- Grant Johnson (Oconomowoc, Wis.) broke the 24-year old school record in the pole vault last week and tied that mark once again on Saturday. Johnson cleared 4.25 meters, finishing second in the event.

- The Falcons also received a second-place in the 110-meter hurdles courtesy of Silas Hasselbrook (Missoula, Mont.). Hasselbrook finished the finals in a time of 15.92.

- The final top-five finishes for the Falcons came in throwing events, including three from Tyler Martinkus (Mokena, Ill.) Martinkus was third in the shot put (13.75 meters), fourth in the hammer throw (44.51), and fifth in the discus (36.61). Joe Krier (Port Washington, Wis.) added a fourth-place finish in the shot put, landing 13.70 meters.

UP NEXT
- CUW will be off next weekend before taking part in the Augustana Meet of Champions on Saturday, April 22. The meet is set for a 10:30 a.m. start.