Yellowjacket track team enjoys record-setting dayUWS softball team splits at UW-La Crosse
The University of Wisconsin-Superior track and field teams competed in the Hamline Invitational Friday in St. Paul.
The Yellowjacket men set nine personal bests and two school records in the 10-team event.
Former Superior Spartan Kevin Olson, who won the pole vault last week at St. John’s, placed sixth on Friday but establish a new school outdoor record by clearing the bar at 4.50 meters (14 feet, 9 inches).
Also setting a new school mark was Nils Hansen (Rib Lake) in the weight throw. Hansen, who set the school record several times during the indoor season, broke the record in the hammer throw with a toss of 45.50 meters (149-3), placing him eighth.
In other field events, Shane Trentor (Fridley, Minn.) placed ninth in the triple jump with a leap of 12.18 meters (39-11.5); and Tony Willette (Wells, Minn.) established personal bests in the hammer throw and the javelin.
On the track, the 4x100-meter relay team placed third with a time of 44.33 seconds. The team was made up of Derek Solarz (Proctor), Kevin Danielson (Hermantown), Olson and Mike Sorenson (Duluth East).
Sorensen continues to improve as a sprinter, as he also set a personal best in the 100-meter dash.
For the second week in a row the UWS women posted a multitude of personal records.
Traelynn Lewis (Camino, Calif.), who last week set the school record in the triple jump, placed third in the event with a leap of 10.93 meters (35-10.5); and Vistoria Vinokur (Maple Grove, Minn.) was third in the discus with a throw of 39.69 meters (130-2) and set a personal record in the javelin.
In the hammer throw Katie Capriglione (Albrook) finished sixth with a throw of 46.61 meters (152-11) and Kayla Peltier (Poplar) also set a personal record in the hammer.
On the track, Jennifer Kromrey (Clear Lake) set a personal record in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 16.28 seconds, placing her ninth and set a personal record in the javelin.
Two Yellowjacket relay teams took seventh place. The 4x100-meter team, consisting of Kelsey Johnson (Duluth Denfeld), Lauren Nielsen (Hill Murray); Danielle Anderson (Wrenshall, Minn.) and Lewis finished with a time of 52.14 seconds and the 4x400 team (Johnson, Nielsen, Lewis, Nicole Olson, Superior), finished with a time of 4:13.25.
Christina Micheletti (Drummond), won her heat in the 1,500 meters and in the end established a new personal best with a time of 5:13.39.
In total, 16 personal records were set by the Yellowjackets on the day.
The Yellowjackets return to action Friday and Saturday at UW-River Falls’ Falcon Open.
Softball team splits
The UWS softball team rebounded from an opening-game 2-0 loss to edge UW-La Crosse 6-5 in a Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference doubleheader Friday at La Crosse.
Lindsay Garay, Ashlee Olson and Kayla Blom each had two hits for the Yellowjackets (7-11, 1-3), who rallied from a 3-1 deficit to score three runs in the fourth inning and two in the fifth.
Amanda LeBard earned the win with a six-hitter. The former Superior Spartan allowed five runs (three earned) while walking five and striking out three.
Lauren Beres tossed a two-hitter and struck out seven as La Crosse (16-4, 1-1) won the opener 2-0.
Beres took a perfect game into the seventh inning, but it ended there when Chelsey Jarzin led off with a bunt single. Taylor VanDamme also singled in the inning, but UWS failed to score and was blanked in game one.
Jarzin broke up one other no-hit bid this season, against Eastern Connecticut State on March 23 during the Yellowjackets’ spring trip to Florida.
LeBard suffered the loss, allowing two runs on four hits while walking four and striking out two.
The Yellowjackets return to action at noon Saturday with a doubleheader at UW-River Falls. UWS will also play two games at noon Sunday at UW-Stout in Menomonie.
The Yellowjackets’ first home game of the season is April 18 with a doubleheader against the College of St. Scholastica.