Matti Johnson. Photo by Holden Law
Sophomore Alexxa DeQuevedo (Silver Bay, Minn./William Kelley) won the 60-meter hurdles for the second consecutive meet and placed third in the high jump as the UW-Superior women’s track and field team competed in the second Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) meet of the season last Saturday at the Dr. Lydia C. Thering Fieldhouse.
DeQuevedo ran 10.49, besting the field by more than a half second in the 60 hurdles, while bettering her time from the first meet of the year by two tenths of a second. Her high jump mark of 1.40 meters was just four inches from the top spot in that event. Freshman Claudia Androsky (Superior, Wis./Superior Senior) and sophomore Jessica Newman also performed well in the 60 hurdles. Androsky was sixth at 12.11 and Newman was seventh at 13.08.
Freshman Brooke Koenen (Superior, Wis./Senior Senior) was third in the long jump with a leap of 4.07 meters on her third attempt.
Sophomore Kasha Hughlett (Maple, Wis./Northwestern) finished second in the weight throw with a mark of 12.89 meters, while junior Maddie Dreyer (Rochester, Minn./Mayo) was sixth with a toss of 10.69 meters. Hughlett and Dreyer were fourth and seventh in the shot put, respectively with marks of 9.68 meters and 6.75 meters.
Junior Nanako Hara (Nishitokyo, Japan/International Christian University) and sophomore Kennedy Robelia (Durand, Wis./Durand) ran third and fourth in the 5,000 meters in times of 21:57.24 and 22:17.18.
Freshman Mattison Johnson was seventh in the mile run at 6:04.59. In the 200 meters, Koenen finished eighth in a time of 31.70.
The Yellowjackets will now gear up for the UMAC championships, which are slated for Feb. 26 at the Dr. Lydia C. Thering Fieldhouse.