WHITEWATER, Wis. — Led by Shelby Demos’ record-breaking performance, UW-Whitewater won the Rocky Rococo Invitational on Saturday.
UW-Whitewater finished with a score of 170.5. Clarke finished in second at 95.5, Judson third (84), Ripon fourth (67) and Dubuque fiftth (58.5).
Demos won the high jump with a height of 5-10.75. The mark is the UW-W indoor record, as well as the Kachel Fieldhouse facility record. It also meets the automatic qualification standard for nationals. Demos added to her day’s work with a win in the 60-meter hurdles at 9.32.
Shelby Mahr added first place points in the shot put, 36-11.75, Janna Wise won the mile in 5:38.57, and the 4×400 relay, which was clocked in 4:10.47, also placed first. Alyssa Duncan won the 3000 meters in 10:52.8, and Whitewater’s Beth Dreikosen crossed the line first in the 400, at 1:01.3.
Demos led a 1-2-3 sweep in the high jump, with Lauren Strohmaier jumping 5-6, and JoLynn Owen taking third at 5-0.25.
Whitewater went 2-3-4-4 in the pole vault. Loryn Kressin vaulted 11-0.25 for second place, and she was followed by Melanie Pilon (10-6.25), with UW-W’s Ryanne Bell and Brooke Marriott sharing fourth place at 9-6.5.
Jill Hernke led UW-W with third place in the weight throw (44-8.75), and Whitewater’s Amy Miskowicz was fourth at 44-6, with Bethany Neuberger earning sixth place with a throw of 43-8. Hernke also helped the team total with a third-place finish in the triple jump at 32-7.5, and Neuberger added to her day with sixth place in the shot put (32-2.5).