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University of Wisconsin-La Crosse men's track & field team placed second at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III Outdoor Championships

May 30, 2023
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UWL Hosts Final Qualifier; Wins Four Events; Relay Wins at Augustana Twlight

May 19, 2023

La Crosse, Wis. - The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse men's track & field team hosted the UWL Final Qualifier Thursday night at Roger Harring Stadium at Veterans Memorial Field Sports Complex. No team scores were recorded. 

The Eagles also competed at the Augustana College (Ill.) Midwest Twilight on Thursday. 

UWL won four events on Thursday at the UWL Final Qualifer, all coming on the track. Cael Schoemann won the 800-meter run (1:50.01) while Jayden Zywicki took the 3,000-meter steeplechase (9:02.58) and Aidan Matthai the 5,000-meter run (14:25.49). 

The Eagles' 4x100-meter relay of Paul Lough, Sam BlaskowskiSpencer Reichart and Luke Schroeder took first (40.76). Blaskowski also set a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III record in the 100-meter dash preliminaries with a time of 10.16. He broke the record of 10.18 set by Derrick Rippy of the University of Mount Union (Ohio) in 1983.

Other top-six finishers on the track Thursday for UWL included Spencer Reichart second (10.53) and Lough sixth (10.83) in the 100-meter dash while Dirk Lueck was second (53.84) and Payton Flood sixth (55.17) in the 400-meter hurdles. Carter Kummet finished sixth (22.27) in the 200-meter dash.  

Full results here.

UWL Wins WIAC Title; Captures 31st Championship in Last 32 Years

May 10, 2023

Whitewater, Wis. - The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse men's track and field team captured the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Championship (presented by Culver's) Saturday night at UW-Whitewater's Rex Foster Track Complex. The Eagles, winners of their 57th conference title in school history, took the league title with 245.0 points. UW-Oshkosh was second with 150.0 points and UW-Whitewater third with 124.0.

UW-Eau Claire was fourth (88.5) followed by UW-Stout (78.0), UW-Platteville (56.0), UW-Stevens Point (45.5) and UW-River Falls (32.0). 

The Eagles have now won 31 of the past 32 WIAC Championships. UWL (1916-18, 1954, 1956-58, 1962, 1969-72, 1974-76, 1978-89, 1991-2019, 2021, 2023) has won a league record 57 titles. 

UWL won six events on Saturday, including Nathan Andringa taking the high jump (6-8 3/4). 

Luke Schroeder won the 400-meter hurdles (52.34) on Saturday while Chase Doornink took the 400-meter dash (47.30) and Cael Schoemann the 800-meter run (1:51.25). Schroeder is the first UWL runner to win the 400-meter hurdles since Charlie Handrick in 2019. Doornink joins Jake Sullivan (2021) to captured the 400-meter dash in the last three seasons for UWL while Schoemann is the first student-athlete since Samuel Hinz in 2018 to win the 800-meter run. 

The Eagles swept the relays with Paul Lough, Carter KummetSpencer Reichart and Schroeder winning the 4x100-meter relay (41.14) and Jacob Hohman, Addison HillCaden Pearce and Doornink taking the 4x400-meter relay (3:12.29). 

It is UWL's second 4x100-meter relay title in the last three years after Seth Holden, Justin Kotarak, Reichart and Tyler Harris won in 2021. The Eagles won the 4x400-meter relay for the first since 2012 with Saturday's win. UWL set a WIAC record in winning Saturday's 4x400-meter relay, breaking the previous time of 3:12.48 set by UWL's Nick Tehan, Tyson Young, Christian Wendland and Aric Hoeschen in 2012.

Blaskowski Third and Smith Eighth in 100-Meter Dash; 4x400 Places Third at Drake Relays

May 03, 2023

Des Moines, Iowa - The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse men's track & field team completed action at the Drake Relays on Saturday. No team scores were recorded.

UWL's Sam Blaskowski placed third (10.29) and Ryder Smith eighth (10.62) in Saturday's 100-meter dash final. 

The Eagles' 4x400-meter relay of Chase Doornink, Caden Pearce, Payton Flood and Addison Hill finished third (3:12.33) on Saturday. 

UWL's 4x100-meter relay of Smith, Blaskowski, Spencer Reichart and Luke Schroeder did not finish Saturday's final. The relay won its heat in Friday's preliminaries with a school record time of 40.07. The time breaks the record of 40.18 set by Seth Holden, Troy De Bruin, Reichart and Josh Koenecke set in 2021. 

In other events, the 4x400-meter relay of Chase DoorninkCaden PearcePayton Flood and Addison Hill advanced to Saturday's final with a preliminary time of 3:12.64 on Friday. 

UWL's Nathan Andringa tied for 18th (6-4 3/4) in the high jump.

At the Drake Relays on Thursday, UWL's Ethan Gregg placed seventh in the 5,000-meter run with a school record time of 13:58.36. He broke David Stilin's record of 14:20.01 set in 2013. In other action Thursday, Michael Madoch finished 11th (3:49.31) in the 1,500-meter run and Adam Loenser 12th (8:57.37) in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Drake Relays. 

In Friday's UW-Eau Claire Dick and Mary Johnson Invitational, UWL won five titles. On the track, Dirk Lueck took the 400-meter hurdles (54.77), Cael Schoemann the 800-meter run (1:52.65) and Tyler Backes the 400-meter dash (48.05). 

Nick Crary in the long jump (23-8 1/4) and Nolan Seaberg in the high jump (6-2 3/4) both won individual titles on Friday.

Other top-six finishers on the track events included Paul Lough placing second (10.74) in the 100-meter dash and third in the 200-meter dash (10.74). Elias Ritzke was third (3:58.97) in the 1,500-meter run while Jacob Hohman was third (49.16) in the 400-meter dash. Carter Kummet was fourth (22.29) and Ashtom Kummet sixth (22.35) in the 200-meter dash. Carter Kummet was also fourth (10.86) in the 100-meter dash.

Bryant Yanke was fourth (57.14) in the 400-meter hurdles and Chad Thompson Jr. fifth (15.57) in the 110-meter hurdles.

In the field events, Cameron Sorenson placed second (23-4), Triton Schmidt third (23-1 1/4), Seaberg fourth (22-7 1/4) and Andrew Hermes sixth (21-11 1/2) in the long jump. Chase Roehl was second (46-9), William Cady third (46-0 3/4) and Brody Kluge fourth (45-6 1/4) in the triple jump. Chris Pieper was sixth (5-10 3/4) in the high jump while Christian Schultz finished second (14-3 1/2) and Ashton Moody sixth (13-9 3/4) in the pole vault.

Sorenson was also second (162-3) in the javelin throw on Friday. Kyle Peters finished third in the discus throw (139-6). 

UWL's Logan Powers finished second (175-7) and Douglas Grace third (169-11) in the hammer throw. Grace was also sixth (133-3) in the discus throw while Kyle Peters placed third (139-6). Peters was fourth (47-9 1/4) in the shot put while Ethan Welch finished third (47-10 1/2).

UWL Wins Esten Challenge; Captures Four Events

April 26, 2023

La Crosse, Wis. - The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse men's track & field team won the Phil Esten Challenge Saturday night at Roger Harring Stadium at Veterans Memorial Field Sports Complex. The Eagles finished with 166.0 team points while Michigan Tech University was second with 126.0 and UW-Stout third with 91.0. A total of 19 teams scored points. 

UWL's Joseph Jensen placed fourth (5,892 points), Nolan Seaberg fifth (5,795) and Bryant Yanke 13th (5,259) in the decathlon on Saturday. The decathlon concluded Saturday with the 110-meter hurdles, discus throw, pole vault, javelin throw and 1,500-meter run. Competition included the 100-meter dash, long jump, shot put, high jump and 400-meter dash on Friday.

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Thank you from UWL Men's Track & Field!

April 26, 2023
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UWL Captures Ashton May Invitational; Wins Eight Titles

April 11, 2023

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse men's track and field team captured the Ashton May Invitational Friday night at Roger Harring Stadium at Veterans Memorial Field Sports Complex. The Eagles finished with 266.5 team points while UW-Oshkosh was second with 132.0 and UW-Eau Claire third with 115.5. A total of six teams competed.

UWL won eight individual events on Friday, including five on the track and three in the field events. Sam Blaskowski took the 100-meter dash (10.20) and long jump (24-0 1/4). Other winners on the track included Caden Pearce in the 400-meter dash (47.53), Dirk Lueck in the 400-meter hurdles (54.35), Elias Ritze in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (9:16.17) and Zach Slevin in the 5,000-meter run (15:15.81).

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Gregg Sets School Record in 10K

April 04, 2023

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse men's track & field team opened its 2023 outdoor season with a pair of meets. 

At the Stanford University (Calif.) Invitational, UWL's Ethan Gregg broke his own school record in the 10,000-meter run with a time of 28:40.35, breaking his record of 29:36.86 set last season. He placed sixth in section two.

UWL sent four athletes to the Wartburg College (Iowa) Outdoor Select. The Eagles' Adam Loenser took the 3,000-meter steeplechase title (9:22.34) while Aidan Matthai was fifth (9:39.15). Dirk Lueck was second (54.73) and Payton Flood fifth (55.87) in the 400-meter hurdles. 

UWL returns to action Friday, April 7 hosting the Ashton May Invitational at 11 a.m.

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse men's track and field team captured its 19th National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III Indoor Championship!

March 13, 2023

UWL has now captured 12 of the last 20 indoor national titles. The Eagles have a national-leading 34 national championships overall (19 indoor; 15 outdoor), both most in NCAA III history. UWL has finished in the top-five in 35 of a possible 36 indoor national championships.   

Head coach Josh Buchholtz has now led UWL to nine NCAA Division III titles, including five indoor (2009, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2023) and four outdoor (2013, 2015, 2016, 2017).
UWL's Sam Blaskowski and Ethan Gregg each earned individual NCAA Division III titles on Saturday. Blaskowski is the second sprinter in school history to win the 60-meter dash after a finals time of 6.71 on Saturday. He joins Alex Koenen (2016) to win the 60-meter dash title. Blaskowski earned his second NCAA III All-America accolade on Saturday with a second-place finish (21.16) in the 200-meter dash.

Gregg became the first runner in UWL history to capture the 3,000-meter run national title with a time of 8:01.23 on Saturday. His time of 8:01.23 breaks the national meet record of 8:10.40 set by North Central College's (Ill.) John Crain in 2014. Gregg also broke his own school record of 8:09.94 set earlier this season at Pat Healy Classic on January 21.
It is Gregg's second All-America award of this year's championships after placing third (13:53.93) in the 5,000-meter run on Friday.
UWL has now won 52 individual NCAA III Championships (including relays) in school history.  

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February 2023 Update

March 13, 2023

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse sophomore Sam Blaskowski of Oshkosh (West) placed fifth in the 60-meter dash at the USA Track & Field (USATF) Indoor Championships Saturday at the Albuquerque Convention Center.

Blaskowski set a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III and UWL record with a time of 6.67 in Saturday's semifinals and finals. He placed fifth out of the seven sprinters in the final.

He advanced to Saturday's semifinals after a preliminary round time of 6.69 on Friday, February 17.

 Blaskowski broke his own NCAA III record of 6.68 set at the UWL Mark Guthrie Legacy Invitational on February 4. He tied the record set by UW-Eau Claire's Thurgood Dennis in 2014.

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