Track & Field Concludes Action at UWM Triangular and Lewis Invites
Jan. 18, 2014
CHICAGO, Ill. - The women's track & field team and a few members of the men's squad participated in the Lewis Invitational Friday evening. The women captured three first-place titles and the men took home two.
"I am very excited about the performances because for much of the team it was their first time on the track this season," said head coach Jim Knoedel. "The women's team was impressive, dominating the 800-meter dash, 1-mile run and the 3,000-meter run."
Richmond Richter and Christian Saporiti were the two men's track members to travel to the Lewis Invite, both taking home first place in their events. Richter competed in the triple jump leaping a distance of 14.61 meters for the win. Saporiti set a personal record in the shot put, with a distance of 14.77 meters.
"I am very happy with Richmond's win in the triple jump because he started at where he finished last year," said coach Knoedel. "Christian had a huge PR in the shot put to notch his first collegiate win."
The men's track & field team also finished competition at the UWM Triangular in Milwaukee, Wis., on Friday.
Senior Ryan Blackmon contended against 14 runners in the 300-meter dash capturing the top title, clocking in at 35.38 seconds.
Martin Hunter (7.23 seconds), Blackmon (7.26 seconds) and Mick Graham (7.37 seconds) dominated in the 60-meter dash, all men finishing within the top-seven spots.
Junior Seyi Ogunleye took second in the triple jump, leaping a distance of 14.2 meters.
The Flames return to action Jan. 31, when they travel to Kenosha, Wis., for the Carthage Invitational.