Titans Defeat Vikings In Season Debut

Bailey Quinn won the 35-pound weight throw while placing fourth in the shot put against Lawrence University.
Bailey Quinn won the 35-pound weight throw while placing fourth in the shot put against Lawrence University.

Hunter Effa and Garrison Griest both won one event while placing second in another to lead the UW-Oshkosh men's track & field team to a 97-42 season-opening victory over Lawrence University on Friday (Jan. 13) in Kolf Sports Center.

UW-Oshkosh owned the winner in 12 of the 14 events, including the long jump where Effa leaped to a distance of 22-1 and the 60-meter hurdles where Griest ran to a time of 8.44 seconds. Effa and Griest earned their second-place listings with performances of 7.21 seconds in the 60-meter hurdles and 22.61 seconds in the 200-meter dash, respectively.

The Titans captured six other races as Nolan Peterson won the 60-meter dash in 7.13 seconds, Ryan Powers the 200-meter dash in 22.51 seconds, Todd Beadle the 400-meter run in 51.15 seconds, Derrick Rufer the 800-meter run in 4:09.43 and Roberto Lara the mile run in 4:09.43.

UW-Oshkosh took the 1,600-meter relay with a first-place time of 3:27.68.

The Titans established winning marks in four other field events, including the high jump where Dakota Griffith and Carson Weber both leaped to a height of 6-0 3/4.

UW-Oshkosh also had Devan Gertschen win the pole vault with a height of 15-6 1/4. Collin Kempka the shot put with a distance of 40-0 1/2 and Bailey Quinn the 35-pound weight throw with a measurement of 47-0 3/4. Kempka supplied additional points for the Titans with his second-place cast of 45-7 3/4 in the 35-pound weight throw.

The Titans had four other second-place finishers on the track as Jacob Isaac ran 51.92 seconds in the 400-meter run, Nick Engels 2:05.11 in the 800-meter run, Justin Skinkis 4:26.17 in the mile run and Morgan Malm 8.48 seconds in the 60-meter hurdles.

Second-place results in the field belonged to Mitchell Hasey and Joe Vils in the pole vault with a height of 14-6 1/4, Bryce Mancheski in the long jump with a distance of 21-0 1/2 and Jared Benson in the triple jump with a mark of 41-2 1/4 in the triple jump.

UW-Oshkosh's third-place listings included the times of 22.62 seconds by Christian Lopez in the 200-meter dash, 2:09.12 by Kyle Peotter in the 800-meter run, 4:29.03 by Joe Zack in the mile run and 9.30 seconds by John Puffer in the 60-meter hurdles.

The Titans also had Weber and Jake Skoien both finish third with measurements of 20-2 1/2 in the long jump and 5-10 3/4 in the high jump, respectively.

UW-Oshkosh will compete at the North Central College Cardinal Opener next Friday (Jan. 20) in Naperville, Ill.