Wisconsin Lutheran Finishes Third At NACC Championships

Photo Credit: Bill Meyer
Photo Credit: Bill Meyer

MILWAUKEE – Jenny Ebeling (Muskego, Wis./Wisconsin Lutheran) won the heptathlon and javelin throw to lead the Wisconsin Lutheran College women's track & field team to third place out of nine scoring teams at the NACC Outdoor Championships Friday and Saturday at Raabe Stadium. Ebeling helped WLC score 30 of its 118 team points.

The senior set her own school record in the heptathlon with a score of 4338 after winning the 800 meters (2:26.71), 100 meter hurdles (16.67), shot put (11.09 meters), high jump (1.49 meters), and javelin (37.14 meters) heptathlon events. Ebeling also won the non-heptathlon javelin event with a throw of 36.02 meters. She also scored a pair of fourth-place finishes in the 100 meter hurdles (16.85) and long jump (10.60 meters).

Bethany Unkefer (Phoenix, Ariz./Arizona Lutheran) took first place in the high jump with a leap of 1.56 meters, good for a new school record.

Amanda Frier (Oostburg, Wis./Oostburg) was the medalist in the 400 meter hurdles with a school-record time of 1:05.18. She placed second in the 400 meters with a time of 58.93 for another school-record.

Julie Favorite (New London, Wis./Fox Valley Lutheran) was a winner in the 10,000 meters with a school-record 37:57.43. She was also third in the 5,000 meters with a time of 18:58.35.

Amberly Weiglein (Brownsville, Wis./Winnebago Lutheran) took second in the heptathlon with a score of 3592 after winning the 200 meters (26.91) and the long jump (4.98 meters). Weiglein also took fourth in the 100 meters (12.67), seventh in the non-heptathlon long jump (4.84 meters), and eighth in the shot put event (10.60 meters).

The 4x400 meter relay team of Frier, Jessica Stumpner (Crystal Lake, Ill./South), Taylor Remstad (South Lyon, Mich./South Lyon), and Tori Remstad (South Lyon, Mich./South Lyon) took second place in 4:10.14.

Anamarie Stern (Waco, Neb./Nebraska Lutheran) was a third-place finisher in the triple jump with a distance of 9.99 meters. She also came in sixth in the long jump with a leap of 4.90 meters.

Tori Remstad was fifth in the 400 meters crossing the line in 1:01.18. Stumpner finished in sixth place in the 800 meters with a time of 2:31.41.

The 4x100 meter relay team of Kate Naujock (Livonia, Mich./Michigan Lutheran Seminary), Tori Remstad, Taylor Remstad, and Unkefer placed sixth with a time of 56.87.

Naujock rounded out the scoring for WLC with an eighth-place finish in the 100 meters (13.25).

Aurora won the conference title by accumulating 324.5 points.

Wisconsin Lutheran will next compete in the Dr. Keeler Invitational Thursday and Friday at Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium in Naperville, Ill.