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Titans Win Tadd Metzger Invitational Title

Ashton Keene finished second in the mile run at the Tadd Metzger Invitational.
Ashton Keene finished second in the mile run at the Tadd Metzger Invitational.

Lauren Wrensch won the 400-meter run and long jump, Erica Lorenz the pentathlon and both Megan Leahy and Sydney Rau the pole vault as the UW-Oshkosh women's track & field team captured first place at Carthage College's Tadd Metzger Invitational held Friday and Saturday (Jan. 25-26) in Kenosha.

UW-Oshkosh scored 138 points to defeat 10 other teams, including second-place Wheaton College (Ill.) which totaled 104 points and third-place Carthage College which computed 85. UW-Oshkosh entered the meet ranked ninth in the NCAA Division III by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

Rounding out the top six teams were fourth-place Carroll University with 79 points, fifth-place Aurora University (Ill.) with 77 and sixth-place Elmhurst College (Ill.) with 64.

Wrensch defeated 22 other competitors in the 400-meter run with her winning time of 59.54 seconds and 26 other participants in the long jump with her first-place leap of 18-8 3/4. She owns the top Division III long jump measurement in the country with her mark of 19-3 1/4 established at the UW-Oshkosh Early Bird Invitational held Dec. 1.

Lorenz scored 2,725 points to beat five other contestants in the pentathlon while Leahy and Rau marked a height of 11-1 3/4 to oust nine other challengers in the pole vault.

In addition to Wrensch's finish in the 400-meter run, UW-Oshkosh also had Lindsay Denu place third in the race with a time of 1:01.94, Alexandra Demco fourth in 1:03.64, Rau fifth in 1:04.40 and Melissa Srnka sixth in 1:04.95.

The Titans had four second-place finishes as Morgan Endries ran to a time of 27.62 seconds in the 200-meter dash, Sadie Huth measured a distance of 17-9 1/2 in the long jump, Ashton Keene ran to a time of 5:19.80 in the mile run and Alexis Reichardt leaped to a height of 4-11 in the high jump.

UW-Oshkosh scored in three areas of both the 55-meter hurdles and 20-pound weight throw. The 55-meter hurdles had Huth finish fourth with a time of 8.97 seconds, Katie Retzlaff fifth in 9.11 and Grace Tempesta seventh in 9.19 while the 20-pound weight throw had Allie Marineau place third with a mark of 51-11, Mikaela Zolecki fourth at 51-1 and Kahley Logan eighth at 46-11.

The Titans' remaining fourth-place finish came in the 1,600-meter relay, where Demco, Reichardt, Srnka and Symantha Benzing raced to a time of 4:20.33.

UW-Oshkosh's Jenna Trione contributed a fifth-place score of 2,246 points in the pentathlon.

The Titans completed their sixth-place mentions with Reichardt's time of 2:27.26 in the 800-meter run and the measurements of 16-8 3/4 in the long jump by Retzlaff, 33-5 3/4 in the triple jump by Danae Prange and 38-8 1/4 in the shot put by Logan.

UW-Oshkosh also had Elizabeth Reddeman finish seventh in the mile run with a time of 5:41.20, Kiley Lynch-Youngman seventh in the triple jump with a skip of 32-11 and Taya Fleischman eighth in the shot put with a toss of 36-9.

The Titans will compete next Saturday (Feb. 2) at the Ripon College Invitational.