Warhawk Track & Field: Men Fourth, Women Fifth at WIAC Indoor Championships

Saturday, February 29, 2020

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater men’s and women’s track and field teams each moved up one place on the second and final day of the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Indoor Championships (Presented by Culver’s) at UW-Oshkosh.

The Warhawk men placed fourth overall with 74.33 points, while the women finished fifth with 49 points.

Junior David Fassbender captured the conference championship in the 3,000-meter run, posting a school-record time of 8:15.57, the No. 2 time in NCAA Division III and the No. 22 mark on the all-time Division III performance list.

Junior Dwayne Ford and junior Brian Kuehl garnered All-WIAC accolades with third-place finishes in their respective events. Ford improved his career best time in the 60-meter dash to a 6.90 and is now among the top 15 in the nation, while Kuehl registered a personal-record 1:53.65 in the 800-meter run to move into the top 10 in Division III.

UW-Whitewater placed two each in the 60 dash, 800 run, 60-meter hurdles and high jump. Junior Tyreik Thomas joined Ford on the 60 podium with a 7.06, and senior Clinten Woerishofer placed eighth in the 800 with a collegiate-best 1:56.58. Sophomore Landon Keefover tallied an 8.25 in the 60-hurdles to finish fourth, and senior Alex Duff placed sixth with his 8.36. In the high jump, junior Quinn Halversen and freshman Josh Krystosek placed fourth and fifth, respectively, with matching heights of 6-05.00 (1.96 meters).

Junior Daustin Martin improved his personal record distance in the weight throw, finishing with a 58-09.50 (17.92 meters) to place fourth and move into the top 15 in the nation.

Other top-eight placers included Ford, who finished eighth in the 200-meter dash in a personal-best 22.42 seconds, and junior Lucas Skaaland, who tallied a 45-03.00 (13.80 meters) in the triple jump to place sixth.

The men’s 4×400-meter relay team of Duff, Keefover, freshman Will Kaashagen and sophomore Noah Selensky placed fifth in 3:22.65.

For the women, sophomore Kailey Reynolds tied the school record in the 60-meter dash with a career-best 7.73 seconds, good for second place and all-conference honors in the event and a national top 15 time.

Sophomore Sydney Rossow placed among the top five in a pair of events, finishing fourth in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 9.02 and fifth in the 200-meter dash in a personal-record 26.01. Junior Jessie Braun earned a fifth-place finish in the 3,000-meter run with a career-record 10:36.21.

Other top eight individuals included senior Ally Bachara, who recorded a season-best 50-09.50 (15.48 meters) to place eighth in the weight throw, and sophomore Abigail Missiaen, who finished eighth in the pentathlon with a personal-record score of 2910.

The women’s 4×400-meter relay team of senior Alissa Korslin, Rossow, freshman Paige Fassbender and freshman Sarah NIehueser completed the race in 4:04.37, good for fifth place.

UW-Whitewater will head to two last chance meets on Friday – the UW-Platteville Last Chance Meet on Friday, March 6, and the Pointer Final Qualifier on Saturday, March 7.

See below for all UW-Whitewater top-eight placers and top finishers in each event from the weekend.

Men

60-Meter Dash: Dwayne Ford – 6.90, 3rd; Tyreik Thomas – 7.06, 8th (7.00 in prelim)

200-Meter Dash: Dwayne Ford – 22.42, 8th

400-Meter Dash: Tyler Theel – 51.40, 19th

800-Meter Run: Brian Kuehl – 1:53.65, 3rd; Clinten Woerishofer – 1:56.58, 8th

1-Mile Run: Justin Krause – 4:18.86, 7th

3,000-Meter Run: David Fassbender – 8:15.57, 1st

5,000-Meter Run: Kyle Neuroth – 15:10.30, 6th

60-Meter Hurdles: Landon Keefover – 8.25, 4th; Alex Duff – 8.36, 6th

4×400-Meter Relay: Duff/Keefover/Kaashagen/Selensky – 3:22.65, 5th

Distance Medley Relay: Woerishofer/Kaashagen/Lohse/Fassbender – 10:18.46, 1st

High Jump: Quinn Halversen – 6-05.00 (1.96 meters), 4th; Josh Krystosek – 6-05.00 (1.96 meters), 5th

Pole Vault: Zach Jasinski – 15-03.50 (4.66 meters), 4th; Jack Scully – 14-09.50 (4.51 meters), T-8th

Long Jump: Griffin Gawenda – 21-10.75 (6.67 meters), 9th

Triple Jump: Lucas Skaaland – 45-03.50 (13.80 meters), 6th

Shot Put: Daustin Martin – 49-06.50 (15.10 meters), 11th

Weight Throw: Daustin Martin – 58-09.50 (17.92 meters), 4th

Women

60-Meter Dash: Kailey Reynolds – 7.73, 2nd

200-Meter Dash: Sydney Rossow – 26.01, 5th

400-Meter Dash: Sarah Niehueser – 1:01.05, 8th

800-Meter Run: Sarah Niehueser – 2:22.19, 11th

3,000-Meter Run: Jessie Braun – 10:36.21, 5th

5,000-Meter Run: Alyssa Dobbs – 19:51.42, 18th

60-Meter Hurdles: Sydney Rossow – 9.02, 4th

4×400-Meter Relay: Korslin/Rossow/Fassbender/Niehueser – 4:04.37, 5th

Distance Medley Relay: Prestifilippo/Jacobs/Fassbender/Braun – 12:33.25, 4th

High Jump: Miranda Reynolds – 5-02.25 (1.58 meters), 4th

Pole Vault: Madi McDonald – 11-03.00 (3.43 meters), 8th

Long Jump: Shelby Nickels – 18-06.00 (5.64 meters), 1st

Triple Jump: Nikolina Mijatovic – 33-10.25 (10.32 meters), 12th

Shot Put: Ally Bachara – 38-04.75 (11.70 meters), 17th

Weight Throw: Ally Bachara – 50-09.50 (15.48 meters), 8th

Pentathlon: Abigail Missiaen – 2910, 8th

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