It's that time of year again in the track and field world. Since taking home top five finishes at the NACC Outdoor Championships, the track and field teams of MSOE are now booking last minute meets trying to qualify their student-athletes for the national championships. While none of the attempts worked in their favor at the Dr. Keeler and UW-La Crosse Eagle meets, there was still some great progress made in the process.
Dr. Keeler Meet – No team score
UW-La Crosse Eagle Open – No team score
Top performer at Dr. Keeler Meet
Hayden Heun (Port Washington, Wis. / University School) took home the top honors out of the Raiders that traveled to the Dr. Keeler Invite. Due to the "last chance" nature of the event, there were no team scores. Heun, who's only event was the hammer throw, came in seventh place with a distance of 50.01 meters. The mark of this throw made it not only a personal record for Heun, but the third best toss in school history
Other Raiders at Dr. Keeler
Morgan Traughber (Union Grove, Wis. / Union Grove)– 28th in hammer throw
Blake Bostwick (Whitefish Bay, Wis. / Whitefish Bay)– 57th in 5,000-meter run (PR/4th fastest time in program history)
Deven Jakubowski (Greenfield, Wis. / Greenfield)– 16th in 400-meter hurdles (4th fastest time in program history)
Nolan Kozinski (River Hills, Wis. / Marquette)– 36th in 3,000-meter steeplechase (PR/3rd fastest time in program history)
Top performer at UW-La Crosse Eagle Open
Patty Bray (Monticello, Minn. / Monticello) claimed the best finish at the UW-La Crosse Eagle Open, another "last chance" event with no team score. Bray took home a third-place finish at an event that featured just three MSOE track and field female student-athletes.
Other Raiders at UW-La Crosse Eagle Open
Bianca Trombley (Elkhorn, Wis. / Elkhorn Area)– T-7th in high jump, 8th in triple jump
Jerica Kotarak (Wind Lake, Wis. / Muskego)– 5th in triple jump
The women will be returning to UW-La Crosse late next week, participating at the UW-Lacrosse Final Qualifier. There they will try one last time to add to their NCAA national championship contenders. The details on the men's next step are up in the air, but will be updated as news comes along.