ST. PAUL, Minn. (Blugolds.com) – The UW-Eau Claire men's track team traveled to Minnesota on Friday to partake in the St. Thomas Invitational.
Josh Thorson (Fr. Plymouth, Minn.) won the 3,000-meter run in 8:17.90—good for top three nationally and breaking the school record—while Dylan Lau (Fr. Eau Claire, Wis.) finished third in 8:41.90.
Thorson was not the only record breaker, as Brandon Zarnoth (Sr. Appleton, Wis.) set a school pole-vault record, jumping 15-11.00—a top-10 mark nationally.
His efforts were good for second, while two other Blugolds, Zack Greisch (Jr. Appleton, Wis.) and Greg Peterson (Sr. Heartland, Wis.) tied for third at 14-03.25.
Jimmy Paske (So. Minnetonka, Minn.) won the 200-meter dash in 22.73 seconds, and Hartje came in second in the event at 22.87 seconds.
The Blugolds swept the 60-meter hurdle, with Zarnoth finishing first in 8.41, Rylan Page (Sr. Milwaukee, Wis.) second in 8.46, and Peterson third in 8.76.
Cody Prince (Sr. Appleton, Wis.) won the triple jump with a personal best 46-06.25, top 15 nationally.
Roger Steen (Sr. Luck, Wis.) won the shot put with a mark of 58-06.00—second nationally—and the weight throw with 57-02.25, while Alex Mess (Jr. De Pere, Wis.) finished second in the shot put throwing 56-09.25.
The Blugolds will next travel to Stevens Point for the Pointer Eastbay Invitational on Saturday, Feb. 21.