The Rockford University outdoor track and field teams participated in their final meet of the season on Thursday evening at the Augustana Twilight Final Qualifier. This was a non-scoring meet as it was the final day for student-athletes across the country to improve their marks prior to next week's NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field National Championship.
The Rockford University track and field teams participated in the Dr. Keeler Invite hosted by North Central College on Thursday and Friday. This was a non-scoring meet as individual student-athletes focused on improving their marks both for national rankings and personal records.
It was a record-setting weekend for the Regents at the 2018 NACC Outdoor Track and Field Championship. The Regents set eleven school records on Friday and Saturday, seven on the women's side and four on the men's side. As a team, the men finished seventh with 38 points, which is the second most points Rockford has ever scored at the NACC Outdoor Championship. The women's team also did extremely well, finishing eighth with 24.5 points, which is the second most points the Regents have ever scored at the NACC Outdoor Championship.
The Rockford University track and field teams took part in their final tune-up on Saturday at the Beloit Relays prior to next week's NACC Outdoor Championship. As a team, the RU women finished seventh and the men finished twelfth. Individually, the Regents had numerous participants set new personal records; as well as, Lexie Collins (Earlville, Ill.) breaking the RU school record in the 400 meter hurdles and Katrina Kopfhamer (Portage, Wis.) breaking the school record in the hammer throw.
It was another excellent showing on Saturday for the Rockford University outdoor track and field teams at the University of Dubuque Invite. Junior thrower Jared Johnson (Miami, Fla.) broke his own school record in the hammer throw, senior Lexie Collins (Earlville, Ill.) tied the school record in the high jump and nearly every Regent set at least one new personal record. As a team, the Regents finished eleventh on the men's side and twelfth on the women's side.
The Rockford University outdoor track and field teams returned to competition on Friday, April 13 at the Benedictine University Relays. The meet was originally scheduled to take place over a two day period of time, but was shortened to a one-day meet because of the terrible weather conditions on Saturday. Consequently, all of the scheduled events were not completed and final team scores are not available.
The Rockford University outdoor track and field teams continued their season on a chilly Saturday afternoon at the Benedictine University Invite. As a team the RU women finished in fifteenth place, while the men took eighteenth place. Individually, it was another stellar day for the Regents as a trio of records fell, along with multiple new personal bests being set.
It was an exciting day for the Rockford University outdoor track and field teams on Thursday, as the Regents began their 2018 season at the Viking Olympics. Thursday's meet was extremely tough as it featured some of the top teams in the Midwest including fourth-ranked Augustana. Despite the tough competition, Rockford still performed very well, with four school records falling and numerous individuals setting new personal bests.