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Titans Wrap Up Regular Season At Last Chance Meets

Isabella Samuels finished fourth in the shot put at the Augustana College Twilight Invitational.
Isabella Samuels finished fourth in the shot put at the Augustana College Twilight Invitational.

Lauren Wrensch won the long jump while Taylor Pralle finished third in the 100-meter dash as the UW-Oshkosh women's track & field team concluded its regular season with representation at a pair of last chance meets Thursday (May 16).

The Titans had six top-eight finishers, including Wrensch and Pralle, at the UW-La Crosse Final Qualifier and a pair of top-eight place winners at the Augustana College (Ill.) Twilight Invitational.

Selections to next weekend's NCAA Division III Championship in Geneva, Ohio, will be announced Saturday (May 18).

At the UW-La Crosse Final Qualifier, Wrensch defeated 13 other contestants in the long jump with her leap of 19-3 1/4, including UW-Stevens Point's Sylviann Momont who placed second with a mark of 17-10 3/4. Wrensch ranks second nationally with a season-best measurement of 19-4 1/4.

Pralle finished third among 20 sprinters in the 100-meter dash with her time of 12.53 seconds. Morgan Funke of Wartburg College (Iowa) won the race with a time of 12.27 seconds while Tymesia McFadden of UW-Stout placed second in 12.32.

Wrensch and Pralle also ran on UW-Oshkosh's 1,600-meter relay team that posted a fourth-place time of 3:50.81. The time recorded by Wrensch, Pralle, Alexandra Demco and Lindsay Denu ranks 15th in the country.

The Titans also had Hannah Lohrenz finish fourth in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:16.42, Sadie Huth sixth in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 15.05 seconds and Alexandria Steger sixth in the javelin with a throw of 113-2. Steger ranks 25th nationally in the javelin with a season-best measurement of 133-2 while Huth lists 34th in the 100-meter hurdles and Lohrenz 45th in the 800-meter run with times of 14.69 seconds and 2:15.30, respectively.

At the Augustana College Twilight Invitational, Isabella Samuels finished fourth in the shot put with a distance of 44-2 3/4. Carthage College's Sarah Schmidt won the event of 24 participants with a mark of 46-10 3/4. Samuels ranks fourth nationally in the shot put with a season-best measurement of 47-4 1/4.

UW-Oshkosh also had Mikaela Zolecki finish eighth in the hammer throw with a cast of 157-11.