Spartans Crown Champion on Opening Day of A-R-C Track and Field Championships
May 9, 2019
The University of Dubuque's Ty Chrisman (Fr., Lena, Ill./Lena-Winslow H.S.) edged out 22 other competitors on Thursday to claim the first 2019 A-R-C Outdoor Track and Field Champion for the Spartans in the men's javelin with a throw of 52.96m/173'-09" in his fourth throw of the afternoon.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - The University of Dubuque women's and men's track and field teams have been prepping all spring for the 2019 American Rivers Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships on May 9-11 hosted by the Coe College Kohawks. After one day of competition and one completed event, the women's team sit in second place overall with 13 points and the men's team has 11 points and also finish day one in second place overall.
UD's Grace Dupuy (Fr., Dexter, Iowa/West Central Valley H.S.) placed second out of 21 competitors in the women's javelin with a throw of 34.9m/114'-06" during her third throw of the day. Emily Schwendinger (Jr., Dubuque, Iowa/Hempstead H.S.) trailed her teammate and would place fourth with a toss of 34.17m/112'-01" during her sixth and final throw of the afternoon. Kelsey Betthauser (Sr., Ellsworth, Wis./Ellsworth H.S.) placed 15th with a throw of 28.38m/93'-01" and did not make the finals.
In men's javelin, it was all Chrisman who took the lead in the first throw of the finals and he held on despite a final throw by second place finisher Andrew Davis who's toss of 52.16m/171'-01" fell short. UD's Jaelen Boysen (FR., Clinton, Iowa/Clinton H.S.) would place eighth with a throw of 44.87m/147'-02" with his second attempt in the finals.
Competition continues on Friday, May 10 with decathalon/heptathlon.
9 a.m. - Decathlon (110h, DT, PV, JT, 1,500m) Men Final
9:30 a.m. - Heptathlon (LJ, JT, 800m) Women Final
1 p.m. - High Jump Women (Men at 4 p.m.) Final
1 p.m. - Long Jump Men (Women at 4 p.m.) Final
3 p.m. - Hammer Throw Women (Men at 6 p.m.) Final
3 p.m. - Shot Put Men (Women at 6 p.m.) Final
2:30 p.m. - 100-meter High Hurdles Women Prelims
2:45 p.m. - 110-meter High Hurdles Men Prelims
3 p.m. - 400-meter Dash Women Prelims
3:15 p.m. - 400-meter Dash Men Prelims
3:30 p.m. - 100-meter Dash Women Prelims
3:45 p.m. - 100-meter Dash Men Prelims
4:00 p.m. - 800-meter Run Women Prelims
4:15 p.m. - 800-meter Run Men Prelims
4:30 p.m. - 400-meter Low Hurdles Women Prelims
4:45 p.m. - 400-meter Intermediate Hurdles Men Prelims
5 p.m. - 200-meter Dash Women Prelims
5:15 p.m. - 200-meter Dash Men Prelims
5:30 p.m. - 3,000-meter Steeplechase Women Final
5:45 p.m. - 3,000-meter Steeplechase Men Final
6 p.m. - 10,000-meter Run Women Final
6:50 p.m. - 10,000-meter Run Men Final
7:35 p.m. - 4x800-meter Relay Women Final
7:50 p.m. - 4x800-meter Relay Men Final
All event medals except 4x800 relay presented immediately after each event; 4x800 presented on Saturday.