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Green Knights Dominate En Route to First MWC Outdoor Title in 24 Years

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

RIPON - St. Norbert College turned in an impressive performance on the second day of the Midwest Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championship, claiming their first conference outdoor title since 1991 at Ingalls Field.

The Green Knights totaled a whopping 214.5 points to easily outdistance runner-up Carroll University's 139.5 points. Cornell College was third with 117.33 points, while 10-time defending MWC champion Monmouth College was fourth with 113.33 points. It is St. Norbert's seventh overall MWC outdoor championship but first since a six-year run atop the MWC from 1986-91.

Liz LeCaptain and Brittany Kozlowski were two of the meet's four Outstanding Track Performers, while coach Don Augustine netted MWC Coach of the Year honors.

LeCaptain, who won the long jump on Friday, won the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.56 seconds. She was later second in the 200-meter dash with a time of 25.84 seconds.

Kozlowski won the 800-meter run with a time of 2:12.16, nipping teammate Clarissa Jauregui at the finish line. Jauregui was second in 2:12.53.

Mara Aparnieks, LeCaptain, Erin Lang and Angel Hon teamed up to win the 4x100-meter relay with a time of 48.41 seconds. Kyra VandenHeuvel, Kozlowski, Crystal Combs and Jauregui won the 4x400-meter relay with a time of 4:00.87.

Erin Artz, Taylor Miller and Lisa Baeten finished second (18:12.23), third (18:32.98) and fourth (18:41.37), respectively, in the 5,000-meter run.

VandenHeuvel placed second in the triple jump with a distance of 36 feet 4 inches. Ashley Berton was fourth at 35-11 1/2 and Ashley Bondarowicz was fifth in 34-8 1/4.

Lang placed third in the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.87 seconds.

Hon was fourth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 26.12 seconds, and was fifth in the 100-meter dash in 12.90 seconds. Alyssa Price was fourth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 11:55.51, while Charlotte Walsh was fifth in 12:00.32.

Teagan Wernicke, Taylor Wenzel and Danielle Harris finished sixth (1:08.42), seventh (1:10.10) and eighth (1:11.07), respectively, in the 400-meter hurdles.

Hannah Kruse was seventh in the shot put with a distance of 37-10 3/4. Harris was seventh in the javelin throw at 103-3 and Lang eighth in the event at 102-3.