Second-ranked Wisconsin-Oshkosh sweeps up at outdoor opener
No. 2 UW-Oshkosh swept the jumps, throws and relays during a victory at its Men's Track & Field Open on Saturday at Titan Stadium.
The Titans captured the five-team meet with 267.5 points. Michigan Tech earned second place with 120, followed by Ripon with 95.5, Lawrence with 25 and Lakeland with 14.
Donald Klitz accounted for two of UW-Oshkosh's eight wins. He prevailed in the triple jump with a distance of 49-5 and the high jump with a mark of 6-6 3/4.
As usual, the Titans owned the throwing competitions. Nick Baatz won the shot put at 55-0.75, while Pete Delzer took the hammer throw at 189-4 and Lewis Prior captured the discus at 171-9.
UW-Oshkosh came in first in the 400-meter relay with a time of 42.88. The Titans also triumphed in the 1,600-meter relay at 3:22.51.
Other event champions were Jonathan Jordan with his long jump of 22-7.75 and Alan Ruiz with his pole vault of 14-0. Ryan Sprenger also posted a 22-7.75 long jump and Sandy Bautch cleared 14-0 in the pole vault to score second place.
Delzer tallied eight points with his second-place shot put of 53-10.5, as did Baatz with his second-place discus of 165-3.
On the track, the Titans received second-place finishes from Naji Allan in the 100-meter dash at 11.13, Mike Servais in the 200-meter dash at 22.91, John Block in the 800-meter run at 1:57.88, Matt Champan in the 1,500-meter run at 4:05.27 and Frank O'Neal in the 400-meter hurdles at 56.57.