LA CROSSE - The UW-Oshkosh track and field teams brought home a pair of top five finishes at the NCAA outdoor track and field championships. The women finished in second place, three points behind defending champion Wartburg. Christy Cazzola led the way for the Titans. The junior from Kaukauna won the NCAA title in the 800 meter, 1500 meter, and 5000 meter runs. Samantha Loew won the national title in the hammer throw.
The men's team took third place behind UW-La Crosse and UW-Eau Claire. The top four teams in the men's standings were all from the WIAC. Nick Baatz was the lone national champion for the Titans men's team. He captured the crown in the shot put.
NCAA Division III Men's & Women's Outdoor Track & Field Championships
Thursday-Saturday, May 24-26, 2013 • La Crosse, Wis.
Women's Team Scores (Top 10 of 77)
1. Wartburg College (Iowa) 46
2. UW-Oshkosh 43
3. Buffalo State University (N.Y.) 41
3. Ramapo College (N.J.) 41
5. UW-La Crosse 38
6. Illinois College 36
7. UW-Whitewater 27
8. Wheaton College (Mass.) 26
9. University of St. Thomas (Minn.) 24
10. Williams College (Mass.) 22
Wartburg College was the defending champion.
UW-Oshkosh finishes second for the fourth time in five years, winning the national title in 2011.
Christy Cazzola (Jr. • Kaukauna) 800-Meter Run Champion 2:05.93
1,500-Meter Run Champion 4:17.22
5,000-Meter Run Champion 16:31.17*
McKenzie Kelly (Sr. • New Richmond) 1,500-Meter Run Sixth 4:24.42
Samantha Loew (Sr. • Burnett) Hammer Throw Champion 191-0
* - UW-Oshkosh Record
Men's Team Scores (Top 8 of 63)
1. UW-La Crosse 66
2. UW-Eau Claire 64
3. UW-Oshkosh 51.5
4. UW-Whitewater 40
5. North Central College (Ill.) 36
6. State University of New York-Oneonta 29
7. Whittier College (Calif.) 26
8. Haverford College (Pa.) 23
9. Bates College (Maine) 19
10. Defiance College 18
10. Whittier College (Calif.) 18
McMurry University (Texas) was the defending champion.
UW-Oshkosh finished in the top 10 for the 11 th straight season.
Nick Baatz (Sr. • Brownsville) Discus Fifth 174-8
Shot Put Champion 58-11 1/4
Jeremy Brandt (Jr. • Wausau) Shot Put Eighth 53-11
Pete Delzer (Sr. • Oconto Falls) Hammer Throw Second 201-8
Shot Put Third 58-2 1/2
John Dewitt (Sr. • Oshkosh) 10,000-Meter Run Fifth 30:05.89
Donald Klitz (Sr. • Markesan) High Jump Seventh 6-8
Triple Jump Fourth 49-9
John McCann (So. • Elroy) High Jump Fifth 6-9
Lewis Prior (Sr. • Coleman) Discus Sixth 174-3
400-Meter Relay Seventh 41:21
(Naji Allan, Quentin Badger, Ryan Sprenger, Reid Zanoya)
1,600-Meter Relay Seventh 3:15.68
(Brian Beaudo, Ryan Gregory, Mike Servais, Reid Zanoya)
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