Written by: Jeremy Williamson, Sports Information Assistant
PLATTEVILLE, Wis. -- The University of Wisconsin-Platteville men and women's track and field team had a strong showing at the Pioneer Open on Saturday in Williams Fieldhouse.
In the 5000-meter run it was junior Kiera Depies who finished over a minute ahead of her closest trailer with a time of 18:34.24.
Senior Caitlin Thomson cleared 1.63 meters in the high jump, well enough for another Pioneer first place.
With a jump of 5.38 meters, sophomore Amber Williams took first again in the long jump.
For the 60-meter dash, it was junior Mitch Dowell who had the best time for the Pioneers at 7.12 seconds, good enough for second place.
Dowell also took second in the 200-meter run with a time of 23.12, while junior Brandon Navin took first at 22.90.
In the 800-meter run it was senior Jason Henkins who took first with a time of 1:57.04 and freshman Greg Arthur was close behind with a time of 1:59.93.
The Pioneers also took first in the one-mile run as junior Matt Wubben finished with a time of 4:29.45.
Sophomore Kyle Whaley threw 15.23 meters in the shot put, which earned him first place.
Whaley also took first in the weight throw with a toss of 15.2 meters, while teammates Mark Senst and Neil Cana followed with distances of 14.38 and 13.77 meters, respectively.
The Pioneers compete again on Feb. 6 at the Wartburg Select in Waverly Iowa.