DE PERE, Wis. – Despite cold and windy conditions, MSOE men's track and field headed to St. Norbert's to take place in their twilight invitational last Thursday evening. The weather didn't bother the Raiders student-athletes, as they turned in personal bests and top five finishes left and right.
3rd out of 11
TOP TRACK PERFORMER
McCoy Swanson (South Milwaukee, Wis. / South Milwaukee) was the most impressive out of the Red & White field athletes at the meet, turning in three top ten finishes, including two in the top five. Swanson competed in both the 200- and 400-meter dash races, placing high in both. The senior took home fifth place in the 200 meter with a time of 23.79, and fourth in the 400 with a time of 53.08. Swanson also participated in the long jump, coming in eighth.
TOP FIELD PERFORMER
With three top ten finishes, freshman Tyler Brantner (Elk Mound, Wis. / Elk Mound) earned the honors this week. He took home ninth place in the long jump right behind Swanson with a distance of 5.76 meters. He did even better in the triple jump, as his mark of 12.47 meters earned him a fourth-place finish. Brantner also crossed over during the meet and was the top Raider's competitor in the 100 meters, as his time of 11.93 was good for another ninth place finish.
RAIDERS IN THE TOP FIVE
Will Demerath (Kimberly, Wis. / Kimberly) – 5th in 800 meter
Joe Jurss (Cedarburg, Wis. / Milwaukee Lutheran) – 3rd in 110 meter hurdles
Deven Jakubowski (Greenfield, Wis. / Greenfield) – 3rd in 400 meter hurdles
Nolan Kozinski (River Hills, Wis. / Marquette) – 1st in 3,000 meter steeplechase
Alex Moran (Lindehnurst, Ill. / Grayslake North) – 3rd in high jump
Keaton Harrison (Cambridge, Wis. / Cambridge) – 4th in high jump
Jack O'Sullivan (Sugar Grove, Ill. / Kaneland) – 3rd in pole vault
Nick Nuchicat (Germantown, Wis. / Germantown) – T-4th in pole vault
Joe Bunales (Woodridge, Illinois / Downers Grove North Community) – T-4th in pole vault
Miro Stojanovic (West Allis, Wis. / Hale) – 1st in javelin
The team will head to Beloit, Wis. to participate in the Beloit Relays this Saturday, which will be their final tune up before the NACC Outdoor Championships on May 3-4.