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La Crosse reclaims Division III men’s track crown


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William Kaul (L, Wis.-Oshkosh) beats Tyler Sigl (Wis.-Platteville) by .01 seconds in the 5,000-meter run at the 2008 NCAA Division III Men's Indoor Track and Field championship. Photo courtesy NCAA Photos.
Mar 17, 2008 7:57:01 AM


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Wisconsin-La Crosse extended its record streak of wins in the 1,600-meter relay and also claimed a second straight title in the shot put in winning the Division III Men’s Indoor Track and Field Championships Saturday at Ohio Northern.

The Eagles won the relay for the sixth straight year and Bobby Riley repeated as shot put titlist as Wisconsin-La Crosse reclaimed the team crown it temporarily surrendered last year to Lincoln (Pennsylvania). The Eagles have won seven of the last eight team championships and a record 14 overall.

Riley’s win early in the second day of competition put the Eagles ahead to stay. Wisconsin-La Crosse then widened its lead over runner-up Monmouth (Illinois) with Paul Zdroik’s runner-up finish in the mile run, and clinched the title by finishing four spots and nearly two seconds ahead of Monmouth in the last of two 1,600-meter relay heats.

“This was a great team effort,” said the Eagles’ Jonathon Doble, who ran in the relay for the third straight year. “We have been working toward this moment all year.

“We had a younger team this year than in the past, where I have been the young guy,” Doble added. “It has been great being able to be a leader and to help them.”

Riley became the first shot putter to win the event two straight years since 1996, when Aaron Banks repeated with a record toss of 59 feet, 9 inches -- a mark that still stands today. Riley’s winning throw of 55-7 was the best of the season in Division III.

“Last year at the outdoor national championship, I placed second,” Riley said. “That fired me up because I wanted to prove to everyone that I should have won that one as well.” 

Riley became the first shot putter to win the event two straight years since 1996, when Aaron Banks repeated with a record toss of 59 feet, 9 inches -- a mark that still stands today. Riley’s winning throw of 55-7 was the best of the season in Division III.

“Last year at the outdoor national championship, I placed second,” Riley said. “That fired me up because I wanted to prove to everyone that I should have won that one as well.”

The meet’s most impressive individual performance was turned in by Hamilton sophomore Peter Kosgei, who won the mile run Saturday (after posting the best qualifying time Friday), then returned about 90 minutes later to claim the 800-meter crown.

“The 800 is a shorter race, so I wasn’t that concerned about fatigue,” Kosgei said. “I’m very happy to have won the race because I was concentrating on the mile run and there are a lot of fast guys in the 800. This was a pleasant surprise.”

Three other former champions joined Riley in claiming individual titles. Eddie Bynum III won the 55-meter dash for the second straight year and Kamar James  of Fisk successfully defended his triple jump crown, while 2006 55-meter hurdles champ Jonathan Garcia returned to the victory podium after missing last year’s finals.

“Last year was a rough year,” Garcia said. “I did a lot of watching. This year was difficult mentally just trying to stay healthy.

“I really wasn’t focused on the NCAA title until the last few weeks. I was just running to run, not to compete. I was just trying to help my team. It feels great to get back and win the title.”

Team results

1. Wis.-La Crosse, 43; 2. Monmouth (Ill.), 33; 3. (tie) Wis.-Platteville  and Wis.-Oshkosh, 21; 5. Hamilton, 20; 6. Moravian, 16; 7. Wis.-Whitewater, 15; 8. (tie) Thiel, Loras, and Cortland St., 13; 11. McMurry, 12 1/2; 12. (tie) Wartburg and Ohio Northern, 12; 14. (tie) Oneonta St., North Central (Ill.), Ill. Wesleyan, and Elizabethtown, 11; 18. (tie) Salem St., Mass.-Dartmouth, Fisk, and Bates, 10; 22. (tie) St. John's (Minn.), Neb. Wesleyan, and Keene St., 9; 25. (tie) Wis.-Superior, Wis. Stevens Point, Whitworth, Tufts, St. Thomas (Minn.), Heidelberg, Defiance, and Bridgewater (Va.), 8; 33. (tie) Williams, Messiah, and Central (Iowa), 7; 36. (tie) New York U., CCNY, and Brockport St., 6; 39. (tie) Salisbury, Rochester, Nazareth, Montclair St., Centre , Carnegie Mellon, Bethany (W.V.), 5; 46. (tie) Wis.-Eau Claire, Springfield, Mount Union, Lehman, Emory, Buffalo St., and Augustana (Ill.), 4; 53. (tie) Wis.-River Falls and St. Lawrence, 3; 55. Chris. Newport, 2 1/2; 56. (tie) Wilmington (Ohio), St. Olaf, Methodist, MIT, and Bethel (Minn.), 2; 61. (tie) Wheaton (Mass.), Trinity (Conn.), Mary Washington, Haverford, Coast Guard, and Carroll (Wis.), 1.

 
Individual champions

55-meter dash: Eddie Bynum III, Salem St., 6.25.
400-meter dash: Hanneus Ollison, McMurry, 48.61.
800-meter run: Peter Kosgei, Hamilton, 1:51.97.
Mile run: Peter Kosgei, Hamilton, 4:11.17.
5,000-meter run: William Kaul, Wis.-Oshkosh, 14:23.43.
55-meter high hurdles: Jonathan Garcia, Mass.-Dartmouth, 7.46.
1,600-meter relay: Wis.-La Crosse (Alex Rooker, Dylan Randolph, Jonathon Doble, David Kolbe), 3:19.67.
Distance medley relay: 1. Wis.-Platteville (Cameron Klein, Adam Buss, Tony Kilburg, Tyler Sigl), 9:59.71.
High jump: Josh Jones, Thiel, 2.11 (6-11).
Pole vault: Jonny Henkins, Monmouth (Ill.), 5.12 (16-9 1/2).
Long jump: Beresford Brown, Moravian, 7.31 (23-11 3/4).
Triple jump: Kamar James, Fisk, 14.86 (48-9).
Shot put: Bobby Riley, Wis.-La Crosse, 16.94 (55-7).
35-lb. weight throw: Noah Gauthier, Bates, 19.24 (63-1 1/2).

Individual result 

55-meter dash: 1. Eddie Bynum III, Salem St., 6.25; 2. Amaan Siddeeq, Cortland St., 6.26; 3. Joe Reed, Oneonta St., 6.30; 4. Delannie Spriggs, Salisbury, 6.35; 5. Stephen Headley, Springfield, 6.36; 6. Segun Olopo, Ill. Wesleyan, 6.37; 7. Tazz Petty, Methodist, 6.40; 8. Josh Hurlebaus, Carroll (Wis.), 6.41 

400-meter dash: 1. Hanneus Ollison, McMurry, 48.61; 2. Luke Reschke, Monmouth (Ill.), 49.51; 3. Drew Graybeal, Elizabethtown, 49.56; 4. Guy Dierikx, Central (Iowa), 49.57; 5. Matthew Harden, Ill. Wesleyan, 49.62; 6. David Kolbe, Wis.-La Crosse, 49.65; 7. Freddy Linton, Emory, 50.09; 8. Chris Wolf, Neb. Wesleyan, 50.15.

800-meter run: 1. Peter Kosgei, Hamilton, 1:51.97; 2. Matt Kramer, Wis.-Superior, 1:52.70; 3. Jimmy O'Brien, Ohio Northern, 1:52.84; 4. Nick Stenuf, Nazareth, 1:52.85; 5. Brian Sames, St. Thomas (Minn.), 1:53.94; 6. Nick Zeien, Wis.-River Falls, 1:55.22; 7. Adam Pennington, North Central (Ill.), 1:55.54; 8. Matt Cash, Mary Washington, 1:56.68.

Mile run: 1. Peter Kosgei, Hamilton, 4:11.17; 2. Paul Zdroik, Wis.-La Crosse, 4:11.18; 3. Craig MacPherson, Keene St., 4:12.85; 4. Brian Harvey, Carnegie Mellon, 4:13.10; 5. Ben Grant, Loras, 4:14.77; 6. Kevin Kelleher, Keene St., 4:15.21; 7. Alex Grout, Oneonta St., 4:15.29; 8. Mack Chaffee, Williams, 4:15.40.

5,000-meter run: 1. William Kaul, Wis.-Oshkosh, 14:23.43; 2. Tyler Sigl, Wis.-Platteville, 14:23.44; 3. Hany Abdallah, New York U., 14:31.41; 4. Kevin Balster, Wartburg, 14:35.26; 5. Shamus Nally, Cortland St., 14:38.72; 6. Chris Erichsen, St. John's (Minn.), 14:40.19; 7. Brian Chenoweth, Wartburg, 14:45.44; 8. Seth DuBois, Cortland St., 14:50.58.

55-meter high hurdles: 1. Jonathan Garcia, Mass.-Dartmouth, 7.46; 2. Jon Schellin, Wis.-Whitewater, 7.49; 3. Beresford Brown, Moravian, 7.52; 4. Matt Cruse, Bethany (W.V.), 7.60; 5. Mario Hicks, Buffalo St., 7.60; 6. Dorran Coley, Thiel, 7.61; 7. Taylor Ferda, Bethel (Minn.), 7.73; 8. Howard Powell, Wheaton (Mass.), 7.99.

1,600-meter relay: 1. Wis.-La Crosse (Alex Rooker, Dylan Randolph, Jonathon Doble, David Kolbe), 3:19.67; 2. Neb. Wesleyan, 3:20.29; 3. Wis.-Stevens Point, 3:20.31; 4. Monmouth (Ill.), 3:21.22; 5. Ill. Wesleyan, 3:21.64; 6. Oneonta St., 3:21.66; 7. Emory, 3:22.17; 8. Wis.-Eau Claire, 3:22.33.

Distance medley relay: 1. Wis.-Platteville (Cameron Klein, Adam Buss, Tony Kilburg, Tyler Sigl), 9:59.71; 2. Wis.-La Crosse, 10:02.04; 3. Williams, 10:03.06; 4. Wartburg, 10:05.94; 5. Wis.-Whitewater, 10:06.88; 6. Loras, 10:07.40; 7. Wis.-Oshkosh, 10:08.15; 8. Trinity (Conn.), 10:08.69.

High jump: 1. Josh Jones, Thiel, 2.11 (6-11); 2. Cody Stelzer, Whitworth, 2.08 (6-9 3/4); 3. Dean Brown, CCNY, 2.05 (6-8 3/4); 4. Ted Simmons, Messiah, 2.05 (6-8 3/4); 5. Ted McMillan, Augustana (Ill.), 2.05 (6-8 3/4); 6. (tie) Joseph Owens, Chris. Newport, and Zach Shew, McMurry, 2.00 (6-6 3/4); 8. David Stauder, Wis.-La Crosse, 2.00 (6-6 3/4).

Pole vault: 1. Jonny Henkins, Monmouth (Ill.), 5.12 (16-9 1/2); 2. Jake Winder, North Central (Ill.), 5.12 (16-9 1/2); 3. Kyle Calvert, Loras, 5.12 (16-9 1/2); 4. Kevin Clark, Elizabethtown, 5.02 (16-5 1/2); 5. Peter Sprecher, Monmouth (Ill.), 5.02 (16-5 1/2); 6. Scott Howard, Wis.-Platteville, 4.92 (16-1 3/4); 7. Mark Cufaude, Wis.-Stevens Point, 4.92 (16-1 3/4); 8. Omari Stephens, MIT, 4.82 (15-9 3/4).

Long jump: 1. Beresford Brown, Moravian, 7.31 (23-11 3/4); 2. Greg Tyson, Heidelberg, 7.26 (23-10); 3. Ryan Robertson, Ohio Northern, 7.12 (23-4 1/2); 4. Chrys Jones, Centre, 7.08 (23-2 3/4); 5. James Ewer, St. Thomas (Minn.), 7.07 (23-2 1/2); 6. Derek Stanley, Wis.-Whitewater, 7.04 (23-1 1/4); 7. Marque Jones, Wilmington (Ohio), 6.98 (22-10 3/4); 8. Stephen Morton, MIT, 6.95 (22-9 3/4).

Triple jump: 1. Kamar James, Fisk, 14.86 (48-9); 2. Dan Marcy, Tufts, 14.74 (48-4 1/2); 3. Eric Buss, St. John's (Minn.), 14.70 (48-2 3/4); 4. James Simms, Wis.-Oshkosh, 14.66 (48-1 1/4); 5. Pete Charles, Lehman, 14.66 (48-1 1/4); 6. Jesse Dengsavang, Wis.-La Crosse, 15.48 (47-10); 7. Nick Kipe, Messiah, 14.29 (46-10 3/4); 8. Justin McQuality, North Central (Ill.), 14.24 (46-8 3/4).

Shot put: 1. Bobby Riley, Wis.-La Crosse, 16.94 (55-7); 2. Nathan Turner, Bridgewater (Va.), 16.78 (55-0 3/4); 3. Josh Dupuis, Brockport St., 16.76 (55-0); 4. Eugene Asimou, Montclair St., 16.70 (54-9 1/2); 5. Dan Gund, Mount Union, 16.68 (54-8 3/4); 6. Geoff Grambo, St. Lawrence, 16.54 (54-3 1/4); 7. John Schantzen, St. Olaf, 16.24 (53-3 1/2); 8. Joseph Awantang, Haverford, 16.98 (52-5 1/4). 

35-pound weight throw: 1. Noah Gauthier, Bates, 19.24 (63-1 1/2); 2. Trevor Matuszak, Defiance, 18.95 (62-2 1/4); 3. Zach Wilson, Monmouth (Ill.), 18.61 (61-0 3/4); 4. Mike Burgstrom, Rochester, 18.25 (59-10 1/2); 5. Phil Prusinski, Wis.-Oshkosh, 18.22 (59-9 1/2); 6. Sam Johnson, Wis.-Eau Claire, 18.10 (59-4 3/4); 7. Jason Fisher, Central (Iowa), 17.61 (57-9 1/2); 8. Chris Hunt, Coast Guard, 17.47 (57-3 3/4).

 


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