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Titans Finish Third At NCAA Indoor Championship

The Titans totaled 9 All-America finishes for 37.5 points.
The Titans totaled 9 All-America finishes for 37.5 points.

McKena Ramos won the 800-meter race as UW-Oshkosh placed third at the NCAA Division III Men's Indoor Track & Field Championship on March 14-15 in Lincoln, Neb.

The Titans earned a trophy for the ninth consecutive season. UW-La Crosse successfully defended its title with 63.5 points, while UW-Eau Claire took second place with 48, UW-Oshkosh third with 37.5, Wartburg College (Iowa) fourth with 26 and the University of Mount Union (Ohio) fifth with 25.5.

Ramos is the Titans' first national champion on the track since Ben Zill won the 400-meter run in 2010.

During the 800-meter run, Ramos ranked second for the majority of the event before making his move. He assumed the lead late and pulled away for his winning time of 1:51.30.

UW-Oshkosh compiled eight other All-America finishes. Sean Kutz rallied from the back of the pack to finish fourth in the 5,000-meter run at 14:21.13. Another fourth-place result came from Joe Brunner, who scored a distance of 62-11.5 in the weight throw.

Fifth-place scores came in the high jump, shot put and distance medley relay. John McCann cleared 6-8.25 in the high jump, while Zachary Baehman threw the shot put 55-4.25. Jeremy Brandt followed with his shot put of 53-8.5 for seventh place.

The medley relay team of Ramos, Brian Beaudo, Brett DeNure and Matt Lawrence scored four points with its fifth-place time of 9:59.20.

In the 1,600-meter relay, the Titans finished seventh with a school-record mark of 3:15.68. Beaudo, Ramos, Mike Servais and Corey Wilch each ran during the meet's last competition.

Senior Jonathan Jordan added the final All-America award with his seventh-place long jump of 22-11.25.

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By Jon Feyen