Compiled by Colin Marklowitz
Anderson Named 2014 WIAC Scholar-Athlete
Zach Anderson, a senior from Frederic, Wis., who won his third consecutive WIAC decathlon title this past weekend, was named the recipient of the 2014 WIAC Max Sparger’s Men Outdoor Track and Field Scholar-Athlete Award. Anderson is majoring in Engineering Technology with a minor in Business Administration and maintains a 3.53 GPA. As team captain, he has been involved with various volunteer opportunities on campus and has helped out with the high school’s track and field team.
Women’s golf finishes fifth at Blugold Spring Invite
Mariah Chesley, a junior from Mankato, Minn., tied for eighth place at the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire Blugold Spring Invitational on May 3 and 4. Chesley shot a 162 (82-83) overall to pace the Blue Devils. Junior Brittany McNett-Emmerich from Madison, Wis., tied for 14th (85-84 –169), sophomore Maddy Paulsen from Apple Valley, Minn. and junior Allison Van Heuklom from Middleton, Wis. tied for 32nd (89-88 –177) and junior Megan Ramp from Batavia, Ill. finished 42nd with a 183 (86-97).
Men’s golf wraps up season with third-place finish
Freshman Anthony Johnson of Stillwater, Minn. led the way for the Blue Devils men’s golf team, shooting a 78 on his way to a seventh-place individual finish at the Edgewood College Spring Quadrangular. Jade Hasslen, a freshman from Ortonville, Minn., finished ninth with a 79; junior Jake Ash of Waupaca, Wis. tied for 12th with an 82; and Scott Weilland, a sophomore from Cadott, Wis., tied for 17th with an 83 to round out the Blue Devil’s top four golfers. As a team, University of Wisconsin–Stout shot 322.
Jenkins, Smith win multiple events at WIAC Track and Field Championships
Junior Patrick Jenkins from Cambridge, Wis. won both the 5,000 and 10,000 meter runs in helping the UW–Stout men’s track team to a sixth place finish at the conference championships on May 2 and 3. Jenkins won the 5K with a time of 15:02.69 and the 10K with a time of 31:11.52. Zach Anderson won his third straight decathlon with a school record 6895 points. On the women’s side, senior Jessika Smith from Onalaska, Wis. won the long jump competition with a leap of 18-feet, 11.25-inches, tying her own school record in the process. Smith also won the heptathlon with a score of 4641 and set the school record in the javelin with a throw of 130 feet on her way to a second place finish in the event. Junior Meagan Ward from Eau Claire, Wis. finished second in the heptathlon with a score of 4587 as she and Smith ran away with the event, finishing more than 280 points ahead of the third-place finisher.