The track and field teams at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point competed at the Meet of Champions, hosted by Augustana College with both teams placing second on April 17-18.
The women’s team competed on April 17 and placed second, scoring 152 points. Junior Kadie Flynn set a school record in the hammer throw for the second time in three meets this season. With a throw of 55.85 meters, Flynn broke her own record winning the event for a second straight week. Along with the hammer throw, Flynn also won the discus event and finished third in shot put.
Junior Shannon Burke won pole vault for a seventh time this season. Senior Lauren Dilley won the 10,000 meter run with a personal best of 38:01.15. Sophomores Abby Clement and Jacklyn Butler were runner-ups in the 200-meter dash and 400-meter hurdles.
Following the meet, the women’s team ranked in the top 25 for the second time ever being ranked No. 24 in the country. The last time the Pointers were ranked was in 2012.
The men’s team scored 141.5 points for a second place finish, featuring three Pointers in the top three for the 800-meter run. Senior Dan Sullivan won the event with a time of 1:53.31, with sophomore Calvin VanRyzin right behind and junior Ryan Wizerba finishing in third place. Sophmore Jerry Williams won long jump with a career best distance of 7.31 meters.
The men’s team had multiple runner-up finishes, with sophomore Benjamin Jurencec in the steeplechase, freshman Dane Tyler in the 1,500 meter run and sophomore Logan Heil in the hammer throw.