LINCOLN, Neb. -- Wisconsin-La Crosse is tied for fifth-place after the first day of competition at the Division III indoor championships being held in the Bob Devaney Sports Center. The Eagles have 14.0 team points while Wisconsin-Oshkosh leads with 20.0.Williams is second (19.0 points) while MIT is third (18.0) and Westminster (Pa.) is fourth (15.0). Wisconsin-Whitewater is tied with UW-L for fifth-place (14.0). Wisconsin-Stout is seventh (13.0) followed by Amherst. (10), Carleton (10.0) and La Verne (10.0) are tied for eighth. A total of 33 teams have scored points.
In Friday's action, UW-L's Bailey Alston earned All-America honors with a second-place finish in the long jump (18-11 3/4). It is Alston's second career indoor All-America award after placing fourth in the long jump in 2013.
The Eagles' distance medley relay of Alyssa Luker, Claire Gordee, Kayla Anderson and Laura Mead earned All-America accolades Friday with a third-place finish and school record time of 11:42.50. It is the first career All-America honor for all four members of the relay.
In preliminary track action Friday, UW-L's Jaime Ludwigson advanced to Saturday's 60 dash (7.66), 60 hurdles (8.75) and 200 dash (24.81) finals. Ludwigson set school records in the 60 dash and 60 hurdles.
Bria Halama (56.07) and Jenna Halvorson (56.42) each advanced to Saturday's 400 dash final.
The Eagles' Addie Korb (8.86) failed to advance to the 60 hurdles championship while Meg Heafy (25.11) failed to reach Saturday's 200 dash final.