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Trackers Compete at UW-Oshkosh Challenge, Set 5 School Records

February 17, 2018

Oshkosh, WI:  The Buccaneer Men’s and Women’s indoor track teams competed at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Titan Challenge tuning up for the Midwest Indoor Track and Field Championship which starts on Friday Feb. 23rd

Freshman Eva Laun-Smith (Beloit, WI/Memorial) led the way for the Bucs picking up two individual second place finishes and a third place while setting three new school records along the way.  Laun-Smith broke her own records in the 60 hurdles and the triple jump, both of which she set three weeks ago.  In the triple jump Laun-Smith was second with a jump of 38’0.25 breaking her previous record of 37’01.75. In the 60 meter hurdles she broke her record of 9.27 with a time of 9.16 and finished second.   In the long jump Laun-Smith was third with a leap of 17’11.5 which breaks Aleeshah Heinzen’s record of 17’8.25 set last year. 

On the men’s side freshman Fernando Castillo broke the 60 meter dash time finishing in sixth place with a time of 7.23 breaking Jason Dormon’s record of 7.27 set in 2017.  Jose Gutierrez broke his 60 meter hurdle record of 8.49 that he set last year with a time of 8.43 and finished second in the event.

The Buccaneer women finished the meet in 6th place and the men were eighth.

Here are the top finishers for Beloit is all the events:

Women’s 60 Meter Dash:  Lena Ramsey  -  8.19, 9th
Women’s 200 Meter Dash:  Eva Laun-Smith -27.23, 10th
Women’s 400 Meter Run:  Toni Bonds -1:01.71, 10th
Women’s 800 Meter Run:  Frances Knaggs – 2:41.83, 19th
Women’s 1 Mile Run:  Mingyi Zhang – 6:07.81, 18th
Women’s 60 Meter Hurdles:   Eva Laun-Smith - 9.16, 2nd
Women’s 4x400 Meter Relay:  Toni Bonds, Melissa Pelkey, Aminah Crawford, Aleeshah Heinzen – 4:24.58, 3rd
Women’s Pole Vault: Linnae Capuder – 2.75m, 13th
Women’s Long Jump:  Eva Laun-Smith – 17’11.5, 3rd
Women’s Triple Jump:   Eva Laun-Smith - 11.59 (38’0.25”), 2nd

Women’s Shot Put:  Josie Zabran -  9.79m (32’1.5), 22nd
Women’s Weight Throw:  Josie Zabran – 11.06m (36’3.5”)26th

Men’s 60 Meter Dash:  Fernando Castillo, 7.23, 6th
Men’s 200 Meter Dash:  Fernando Castillo – 22.98, 8th
Men’s 400 Meter Run:  Evan Watkins -1:04.48
Men’s 800 Meter Run:  Charles Sandburg – 2:03.16, 11th
Men’s 1 Mile Run:  Dan Arkes – 4:27.23, 6th
Men’s 60 Meter Hurdles:   Jose Gutierrez - 8.43, 2nd
Men’s 4x400 Meter Relay:  Jose Gutierrez, Jack Klobucar, Jason Dormon, Broakeen Sheffield – 3:38.65, 7th
Men’s Long Jump:  Jose Gutierrez – 5.97m (19’7”), 12th
Men’s Shot Put:  Ethan Harycki – 11.92m (39’1.25”),12th
Men Weight Throw:  Dakota Revai – 13.90m, 45’7.25”)10th

The Bucs will be competing at the Midwest Conference Indoor Championships on Feb 23rd and 24th at Ripon College.