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Titans Finish Third At WIAC Indoor Championship

Titans Finish Third At WIAC Indoor Championship

Kristen Linzmeier and Emily Reichenberger both won an event and ranked second in another to lead UW-Oshkosh to a third-place finish at the WIAC Women's Indoor Track & Field Championship (presented by Culver's) held Friday and Saturday (Feb. 24-25) in Menomonie.

Linzmeier captured first place in the mile run with a time of 5:02.25 while finishing second in the 800-meter run at 2:14.37. Reichenberger sprinted to a winning time of 7.74 seconds in the 60-meter dash while securing the second-place performance in the 200-meter dash at 25.40.

Erica Munyan earned UW-Oshkosh's remaining victory with her time of 10:10.32 in the 3,000-meter run. She also placed fifth in the mile run with a time of 5:06.38.

UW-La Crosse scored 144.5 points to win its fifth straight WIAC indoor title and 25th overall. The Eagles were immediately followed in the eight-team meet by second-place UW-Stevens Point with 103.5 points and third-place UW-Oshkosh with 103.

UW-Whitewater finished fourth in the team standings with 84.5 points while UW-Stout placed fifth with 81.5, sixth-place UW-Eau Claire with 76.5, seventh-place UW-Platteville with 60.5 and eighth-place UW-River Falls with nine.

UW-Oshkosh, which has won the WIAC indoor title 13 times, also benefited from Alyssa Ryan's second-place height of 12-2 1/2 in the pole vault.

Cara Volz scored for the Titans in three events, including the triple jump with her third-place distance of 37-2 1/2 and the 60-meter hurdles with her fifth-place time of 9.22 seconds.

Volz also ran with Lindsey Denu, Morgan Endries and Rachel Powers to record a seventh-place time of 4:09.88 in the 1,600-meter relay.

Other third-place finishes belonged to UW-Oshkosh's Elizabeth Abhold in the 20-pound weight throw with a measurement of 55-11 3/4 and Cheyenne Moore in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 10:12.76. Moore also finished second in the 10,000-meter run with a time of 17:46.67.

UW-Oshkosh's remaining fifth-place finishes were owned by Ellie Infante in the 20-pound weight throw with a cast of 52-7 1/2 and Karina Marchan in the long jump with a flight of 17-3 1/4.

The Titans closed their individual scoring with the seventh-place time of 7.90 seconds in the 60-meter dash by Olivia Seeley and the eighth-place height of 11-2 1/2 in the pole vault by Sydney Rau.

UW-Oshkosh tallied its remaining points on the seventh-place time of 13:11.84 in the distance medley relay by Powers, Michelle Draxler, Hannah Thorn and Breanna Van Den Plas.

UW-Oshkosh athletes look to improve their national rankings when they compete at meets hosted by Carthage College on Friday (March 3) and UW-Stevens Point on Saturday (March 4).

The NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championship is scheduled for March 10-11 in Naperville, Ill.