Wolves Open Outdoor Season with Top Finishes from Jerry Quiller Classic

March 18
   Northern’s track and field teams opened the 2017 outdoor season from the University of Colorado Jerry Quiller Invite. The Wolves notched 25 top-15 finishes on the women’s side, and another 43 on the men’s with one school record by Itoitz Rodriguez in the 400m dash.
   Toni-Ann Ingram opened the women’s track events for the Wolves finishing fourth in the 100m dash with a time of 12.79. Ingram was the top Division II finisher in the event. She went on to take seventh in the 200m with a time of 25.99. Madison Leapaldt notched the lone top-10 distance finish of the day in the 3000m run, hitting the line at 11:53.53 in tenth overall.
   The 4x100m relay team of Elizabeth Raecke, Madison Barnes, Tayla Peterson, and Ingram finished second overall with a time of 48.81, while the 4x400m relay team won the event. Barnes, Raecke, Mackenzie Cruzen, and Molly Wynn crossed the line at 4:15.39 as the top finishers.
   Nicolette Kneeland led the Wolves in the shotput, finishing third overall with an 11.68m toss on her third attempt. McKenzie Werner notched a top-5 finish in the discus with a throw of 33.24m. Amy Wockenfuss opened her track and field season finishing third in the hammer, throwing 44.55m. The Wolves went three-four in the javelin led by senior Trevez Bridgewater who threw 35.82m, followed by Michaela Schlecht in fourth with a 35.45m throw.
   In men’s competition, Itoitz Rodriguez opened his outdoor season finishing third in the 400m dash as the top Division II placer. Rodriguez hit the line with a school record time of 47.94, finishing just 0.79 behind the race winner.
   After his indoor All-American performance, Deshonn Brown won the high jump clearing 2.09m, the only competitor to jump over 2.03m on the day. He also finished fourth in the long jump with a 6.54m jump. Trey Tiefenthaler finished second in the triple jump as the top Division II placer, jumping 13.17m.
   Lucas Osowski took second in the shotput with a 14.21m toss. Osowski also finished third in the hammer throw, with a 47.56m mark on his fourth throw of the afternoon. Brown moved to the throwing events, finishing second in the javelin throwing 46.97m.

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