UW-Oshkosh's Roberto Lara repeated as an All-American in the mile run at the NCAA Division III Men's Indoor Track & Field Championship held Friday and Saturday (March 10-11) in Naperville, Ill.
The junior Lara earned his latest All-America award with a fourth-place time of 4:08.58. Isaac Garcia-Cassa of SUNY-Geneseo won the mile race with a time of 4:07.77 while Joe Coffey of St. Olaf College (Minn.) finished second in 4:08.29.
Lara returned to the national meet for the third straight year. He achieved All-America status in the mile run at the 2015 championship with a fifth-place time of 4:13.83 before finishing 12th at last year's meet with a time of 4:16.01.
Gertschen registered a height of 15-9 in the pole vault while Powers and Zack ran to times of 49.21 seconds in the 400-meter and 4:10.21 in the mile runs, respectively. Powers earned All-America accolades in last year's 400-meter run with a sixth-place time of 48.76 seconds.
UW-Oshkosh tallied five points to finish 42nd among the 71 teams that scored.
North Central College (Ill.) and UW-La Crosse shared this year's team title with 34 points while UW-Whitewater finished third with 30, UW-Stevens Point fourth with 27 and University of Mount Union (Ohio) fifth with 26.
UW-Oshkosh begins its outdoor season on April 7 at the Rex Foster Invitational in Whitewater.
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