Courtesy of MTU Athletics
BELOIT, Wis. – The Michigan Tech track and field teams competed at the Beloit Relays and the UW-Whitewater Drake Alternative Friday and Saturday (April 26-27).
The team won two events at the Beloit Relays. Jevon Maddox leaped 47-1.5 in the triple jump, the second best mark in school history. Nate Saliga ran the second fastest 400 in school history in a time of 48.76.
The men’s 4×800 relay missed the school record by .03 of a second. The team of Ben Kramka, Dylan Anderson, Nick Wimmer and Karl Koivisto finished second in 8:03.23. Tech’s other 4×800 relay team of Kyle Hanson, Shawn Shove, Evan Kryske and Jon Kilpela finished third in 8:12.91.
Ben Kalis finished third in the 110-hurdles (16.53), and Wes Jacobson was third in the 400-hurdles (58.73).
Natalie Berryman threw the javelin 88-9 to finish sixth in the javelin, and Allen Harrison was eighth in the 400 (52.54).
Over in Whitewater, Dylan Anderson ran his fastest 800 of the season to win the 800 in a time of 1:54.24. Shawn Shove was seventh in 2:01.19.
Tech had four top-10 finishes in the men’s 1,500. Kyle Hanson finished third (4:05.29) followed closely by Nick Wimmer in fourth (4:06.25). Karl Koivisto was sixth (4:11.24), Jon Kilpela was eighth (4:13.17).
Jared Berryman finished seventh in the discus (140-2), and Jacob Wood was ninth (135-6).
The team will compete at the GLIAC Championships May 1-3 in Ashland, Ohio.