Mauermann, Hennig pace Women's Track & Field at UW-Madison meet
MADISON, Wis. - The Concordia University Wisconsin women's track & field team had several strong performances as they competed in the UW-Madison Red & White Open Friday. It was a unique opportunity for the team to compete with higher caliber athletes and tough competition.
On the track, sophomore Emily Mauermann (Janesville, Wis.) ran a huge PR in the 400 with a time of 1:02.54 and right behind her was junior Jessica Hennig (Springfield, Ill.) also running a PR time of 1:02.94. Mauermann and Hennig scored third and fourth respectively. Hennig also ran a PR of .4 seconds in the 200m with a 27.32. Currently, Mauermann is ranked second going into conference in the 400, while Hennig is ranked fourth in the 400 and first in the 200.
Sophomore Sarah Volkert (Rockford, Ill.) had a strong race in the mile, running a PR time of 5:49.52. Volkert is now ranked 12th in the NAC.
Falcon throwers had another great meet. In the shot put, freshman Karli Tatum (Milwaukee, Wis.) scored seventh for the Falcons with a PR toss of 10.88m along with freshman Kelsey Hansen (Racine, Wis.) who both had a PR in the event. The shot put also saw freshman Hunter Maki (Baraga, Mich.) post a PR in the event Sophomores Courtney Gilge (Phillips, Wis.) and Mary Heinz (Clintonville, Wis.) both had a great day with PRs in both the shot put and weight throw. Other PR performances in the throws included sophomore Alexandra Ezell (Kenosha, Wis.) and freshman Sarah Carini (Saukville, Wis.) in weight throw.
Other personal record performances include junior Lisa Wishmann (Richfield, Wis.), and freshmen Lauren McLeod (Mukwonago, Wis.) and Marissa Krohn in the 60m dash, and freshman Katie Hellpap in the 200 and long jump.
The Falcons travel to compete at the Northern Athletics Conference Indoor Championships next weekend at UW-Parkside.