KENOSHA, Wis. - Behind several strong performances, which included a school-record by the 4X400-meter relay team, the Concordia University Wisconsin Women's Track & Field team placed second at the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference Indoor Championships. The Falcons scored 82 points at the meet.
The 4X400-meter relay squad that set the school record did so in a time of 4:14.11. Senior Jessica Hennig (Springfield, Ill.), freshman Lindsey Fratzke (Winona, Minn.), senior Kristin Sitte (Greenfield, Wis.) and junior Emily Mauermann (Janesville, Wis.) were the four runners for the Falcons as they finished second in the event behind Aurora University.
CUW had several impressive results in the throwing events on Saturday, which included two top-three finishers in the shot put. Both sophomore Karli Tatum (Milwaukee, Wis.) and junior Andrea Kassees (Waukesha, Wis.) recorded PRs in the event as Tatum finished second (11.71 meters) and Kassees finished third (11.40). Kassees finished off her day with a second-place finish in the weight throw, tossing 13.37 meters and winning two medals at the meet.
Other Falcon throwers who set personal records included junior Mary Heinz (Clintonville, Wis.) as she did so in both the shot put (9.73 meters) and weight throw (12.09). Freshman Colleen Sauvey turned in a PR in the weight throw (12.47), good for fourth place, while adding a fifth-place finish in the pole vault, clearing 2.60 meters.
The Falcons were good on the track as well, being paced by junior Mauermann as she won the 400-meter dash with a PR time of 1:00.36 for a new school record by nearly a second. Mauermann scored points in all of her events, placing fourth in the 200 and recording a PR jump of 4.92 meters in the long jump, good for seventh place.
Fratzke added a PR in the mile for the Falcons with a time of 5:35.6, while senior Caitlyn Stern (Mequon, Wis.) also had a personal-best time in the event (5:46.7). Each runner scored in the event as Fratzke finished fourth, while Stern was eighth. Fratzke also recorded a sixth-place finish in the 800-meter run for the Falcons. Rounding out the PRs for CUW was Sitte as she cleared 2.6 meters in the pole vault, good for sixth place.
CUW will return to Carthage next weekend as a few athletes will compete in a last chance meet, trying to improve their times. If any athlete qualifies for the NCAA Division III Indoor Championships, they would compete in two weeks.