Track and Field Opens Outdoor Season With Strong Showing
Apr 5, 2018
MOUNT VERNON, Iowa – The University of Dubuque track and field teams battled to cold conditions at the Cornell Invitational on Thursday night with the men winning the team title and the women coming in second place.
The women had four first place finishers on Thursday and 11 finishers in the top three to finish with 149 team points, 14.5 behind the winning team. The Spartans grabbed first and second place in both the hammer throw and discus. In the hammer, Rebecca Burmahl took home the title with a toss of 50.20 meters and Tanasha Atwater was right behind her at 49.69 meters. Abigail Willis won the discus with a long toss of 41.29 meters, while Kayla Slowick came in second at 40.48 meters.
On the men’s side UD brought home the team points title with 202 points after 15 top three finishes. This included the Spartans dominating the medal stand in the triple jump and discus as UD had the top three place finishers in both events. The Spartans would also grab first and second place in both the shot put and long jump. Blaze Murfin won three individual events on Thursday, bringing home gold in the shot put, hammer throw and discus.
Top UD Finishers
100m Hurdles – Hailey Schwenker (3rd Place, 16.82 seconds)
Pole Vault – Jenna Heimark (3rd Place, 3.05m)
Triple Jump – Jenna Heimark (2nd Place, 10.5m), Alyssa Skrove (3rd Place, 10.39m)
Discus – Abigail Willis (1st Place, 41.29m), Kayla Slowick (2nd Place, 40.48m)
Hammer Throw – Rebecca Burmahl (1st Place, 50.20m), Tanasha Atwater (2nd Place, 49.69m)
Javelin Throw – Abigail Willis (2nd Place, 34.79m)
Shot Put – Tanasha Atwater (1st Place, 13.44m)
4x100 – 1st Place
200m Dash – Isaiah Ellis (2nd Place, 22.53)
110m Hurdles – Kelvon Johnson (1st Place, 15.40 seconds), Kelshawn Johnson (2nd Place, 15.50 seconds), Clayton Gray (3rd Place, 15.63 seconds)
Long Jump – Maurice Cushion-Lewis (1st Place, 6.68m), Kortez Picket (2nd Place, 6.39m)
Triple Jump – Nicholas Beatty (1st Place, 13.15m), Kortez Picket (2nd Place, 13.07m), Dante Burchfield (3rd Place, 12.02m)
Discus – Blaze Murfin (1st Place, 46.53m) Ronald Brown (2nd Place, 45.49m), Jackson Harkness (3rd Place, 45.41m)
Hammer Throw – Blaze Murfin (1st Place, 50.23m)
Shot Put – Blaze Murfin (1st Place, 16.10m), Ronald Brown (2nd Place, 15.64m)
Javelin Throw – Jacob Rentz (1st Place, 48.52m)
4x100 – 1st Place
The Spartans will head to Platteville, Wisconsin next weekend to participate in the UW-Platteville Invitational on April 13th and 14th.