The men’s and women’s track and field teams of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point competed at the UW-Platteville invitation on April 12.
On the women’s side, junior Kadie Flynn threw 48.76 meters in discus, which was the best in Division III and a personal best for Flynn. Flynn also threw the best at the meet in the hammer throw, with a throw of 53.02 meters, a week after throwing a school record in the same event. Jacklyn Butler also finished runner-up in the 400 meter dash, with a time of 1:04.33.
The men’s track and field team’s performance was highlighted by sophomore Benjamin Jurenec, winning the steeplechase with a time of 9:59.96. Along with Jurenec’s win, there were many runner-ups for the Pointers. Sophomore Jerry Williams finished second in the distance triple jump with a 14.49 jump. Junior Matt Gerber was runner-up in the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.18, and Dan Sullivan finished runner-up in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 3:52.95.
The track and field teams’ next meet is the Meet of Champions at Augustana College on April 17-18 in Rock Island, Illinois.