Field Events Anchor Men’s Track at Norse Relays

Apr 9, 2016

DECORAH, Iowa – The University of Dubuque men’s track and field team utilized two wins and three runner-up performances in the field events to place third at the Luther Norse Relays on Saturday afternoon.

The Spartans placed third with 96 points as Luther took home the team title with 134 points and Loras finished runner-up with 113.

Alexander Schlueter won the pole vault by nearly six inches with a mark of 4.10m/13-5.25 while Alex Link snagged UD’s second win in the discus with a toss of 45.27m/148-6, over two feet ahead of the field.

Standout freshman Blaze Murfin earned a runner-up showing in the shot put (15.18m/49-9.75) and placed third in the hammer throw (49.17m/161-4).

The final two runner-up finishes in the field came from Colby Rattenborg in the long jump (6.54m/21-5.5) and Charles Jackson III’s outdoor debut in the triple jump (12.58m/41-3.25).

On the track, the 4x200m relay team of Marcus Weathers, Jr., Isaiah Ellis, Clayton Gray, and Tyler Blanchard placed runner-up with a time of 1:31.26.

The Spartans head to UW-Platteville Invitational next Saturday, April 16.

Men’s Track
Top UD finishers
4x1600m – 7th Berland, Yirkovsky, Klose, Helzer (19:19.07)
110m H – 4th Clayton Gray (16.65)
Distance Medley – 3rd Weathers, Jr., Elis, Ofosu, Bass (3:33.97)
4x100m – 4th Taylor, Worth, Schlueter, Jackson III (45.64)
3000m Steeplechase – None
4x200m – 2nd Weathers, Jr., Ellis, Gray, Blanchard (1:31.26)
400m H – 10th Jacob Mentzer (1:05.61)
4x400m – 6th Peugh, Miller, Hernandez, Avila (3:55.78)
HJ – None
PV – 1st Alexander Schlueter (4.10m/13-5.25)
LJ – 2nd Colby Rattenborg (6.54m/21-5.5)
TJ – 2nd Charles Jackson III (12.58m/41-3.25)
Discus – 1st Alex Link (45.27m/148-6)
HT – 3rd Blaze Murfin (49.17m/161-4)
Javelin – 9th Tyler Heinrich (43.44m/142-6)
SP – 2nd Blaze Murfin (15.18m/49-9.75)

Team Scores
1) Luther 134
2) Loras 113
3) UD 96
4) UW-Superior 61
5) Coe 28
     Waldorf 28
7) Luther Alumni 23
8) Northwestern (Minn.) 20
9) Bethany Lutheran 11