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Regents Open Season at Titan First Chance Meet

Joe Werkheiser
Joe Werkheiser

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - Both the Rockford University men's and women's indoor track and field teams kicked off their 2018-19 seasons on Saturday at the highly-competitive Titan First Chance Meet. Since it was a non-scoring meet, there were no team scores, but Rockford did still have some excellent individual performances. The Regents set multiple personal bests, established school one record and broke another.

 

Men's Results

  • Joe Werkheiser (Lena, Ill.) was the top performer for the men's team on Saturday. Werkheiser finished 12th in the 300 meter dash and established the RU school record with a time of 37.80 seconds. He also set a personal best in the 600 meter race when he crossed the finish line in 1:30.02 to place sixteenth.
  • Cristan Newton (Shreveport, La.) finished 17th in the mile run with a time of 5:10.40. 
  • Carlos Flores (Elgin, Ill.) took 23rd in the 300 meter race with a time of 40.28 seconds.
  • Devon Lawrence (Loves Park, Ill.) was the top performer in the field events for the men's team. Lawrence finished 16th in the shot put with a throw of 10.66 meters.
  • Alex Evitts (Aurora, Ill.) placed 20th in the shot put with a distance of 9.40 meters.

Women's Results

  • Katrina Kopfhamer (Portage, Wis.) had a pair of excellent performances in the field events for women's team. Kopfhamer placed 8th and set a personal best in the weight throw with a distance of 13.09 meters. She also finished 16th in the shot put with a personal best throw of 9.18 meters.
  • Alyssa Ashford (Springfield, Ill.) finished 19th in the 60 meter hurdles and broke the school record with a time of 10.6H seconds. She also finished 33rd in the 200 meter dash with a time of 30.40 seconds.

 

The RU track and field teams will return to competition on Saturday, January 12th at the Ranger Relays hosted by UW-Parkside.