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St. Norbert Makes History in Winning First MWC Outdoor Championship

From Sports Information Director, May 9, 2015 | Men's Track & Field
by Dan Lukes, dan.lukes@snc.edu, (920) 403-4077

RIPON - We here.

That was the phrase amongst the St. Norbert College men's track and field team after reaching their long-time goal of a league championship, claiming the title of the Midwest Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championship at Ingalls Field. It is the first-ever conference track and field championship for the St. Norbert men.

The Green Knights had to beat 14-time defending MWC champion Monmouth College, currently the sixth-ranked team nationally in Division III, to do it. St. Norbert posted 185 points to slip past the Fighting Scots, who totaled 169.5 points. Carroll University was a distant third with 115.5 points.

Randy Hill was named the meet's lone Outstanding Field Performer, while St. Norbert coach Don Augustine was named MWC Coach of the Year.

Hill, who won the long jump on Friday, won the triple jump and placed second in the high jump on Day 2. Hill fashioned a triple-jump distance of 46 feet even. Earlier in the day he finished tied for second with teammate D.J. DeValk in the high jump at 6 feet 5 inches. DeValk added a third-place finish in the triple jump at 44-7 1/2.

St. Norbert held a precarious 6 1/2-point lead on Monmouth heading into the final two track events. The Green Knights clinched the title with two strong performances in the 5,000-meter run. Logan Jadin, running the 5K for just the second time this spring, turned in a time of 15:57.02 to finish second. Hayden Hoffmann had an impressive finishing kick to finish fourth with a time of 16:06.19. The 13 points put the Green Knights ahead by an insurmountable 18 1/2 points entering the 4x400-meter relay.

Brad Boockmeier won the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 15.53 seconds. Jordan Baker was third with a time of 15.87 seconds, while Jack Feuerstein - who competed in the race with just one free arm after injuring himself during Friday's trials - received a warm ovation from the Ingalls Field crowd to finish eighth at 28.55 seconds.

Hoffmann had a second-place finish in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 9:43.43.

Austin Livingston was second in the 800-meter run at 1:54.66, followed by Tommy Zakowski in fifth at 1:58.53 and Akeem Edmonds in eighth at 1:59.00.

The 4x400-meter relay of Tyler Lewis, Edmonds, Taylor Pasterski and Ryan Grandlic finished second with a time of 3:19.02. The 4x100-meter relay quartet of Colin O'Brien, Pasterski, Kevin Schlichter and Boockmeier was third at 43.16 seconds.

Pasterski was third in the 400-meter dash at 48.19 seconds, while Grandlic was fourth in the event at 48.66 seconds. Lewis finished sixth in 49.91 seconds.

Dan Sisler was fourth in the high jump at 5-11 1/4, while Grandlic was fifth in the triple jump at 41-9 1/4.

O'Brien finished fourth in the 100-meter dash in 11.10 seconds, while Boockmeier was sixth in 11.36 seconds. Pasterski was fifth in the 200-meter dash in 22.36 seconds, and Livingston was eighth in 24.25 seconds.

Baker timed 57.12 seconds in the 400-meter hurdles to place sixth, while Stephen Sheperd was seventh in 57.72 seconds.