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Stewart, Mosbach set school records

Published: Friday, April 25, 2014 3:39 p.m. CST • Updated: Friday, April 25, 2014 3:47 p.m. CST
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Freshman Austen Stewart of Princeton has set the school record in the high jump for Aurora University at 6-6 3/4
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LaMoille’s Lorraine Stamberger ran on Augstana winning 3,200 relay (9:37.51) in its April 18 Meet of Champions in Rock Island. She also placed eighth in the 1,500 meters.

Area track and field college athletes have been taking aim on school records of late.

• Freshman Austen Stewart of Princeton wrestled the school record in the high jump from Aurora University teammate Loren Iwanicki, clearing 2.00m (6-6 3/4) for the first time. After finishing the indoor season ranked 50th in the country, Stewart has the 21st best high jump in DIII.

Liz Mosbach, a sophomore from Hall, set a record for Mount Mercy University in the triple jump, going 35-2 1/2 in the Western Illinois Invite April 10-12. In addition, she placed fifth in the long jump (17-0 3/4) and ninth in the 800 (2:24.34) and took part in the Mustangs’ third-place sprint medley and fourth-place 1,600 relay.

• Her brother, T. J. Mosbach, a senior at Mount Mercy, placed second in the 10,000 meters (33:37.85) and fourth in the 5,000 meters (16:13.17) at Western.

• Former BCR Athlete of the Year Adam Weidner (Bureau Valley) has excelled on the field and in the classroom. He was named to the CCIW All-Academic team for the winter sports season for indoor track. To be included, athletes must have earned a varsity letter and compile a 3.3 GPA or higher.

In his most recent competition, Weidner placed third in the shot put in the Wheaton Don Church Twilight on April 17 with a throw of 47-10.

Weidner is one of several BV track products still in the running.

• At Judson University, senior Cassie Criminger finished 17th in the 1,500 meters (5:31.44) at the Wheaton meet.

• At Illinois State University, sophomore Kimi Sanden placed 32nd in the 800 (2:20.90) and 37th in the 1,500 (4:42.35) at the Jesse Owens Classic April 17-18 in Columbus, Ohio.

• At Concordia University, freshman Logan Hoffert placed eighth in the 400-meter hurdles (59.45) and third in the triple jump (40-2 1/4) in the Cougars Invitational on April 17.

• At North Park University in Chicago, sophomore Natalie Swanson placed fourth in the discus (115-6) and ninth in the shot put (34-7 1/2) in the Wisconsin Lutheran Invite on April 12.

• LaMoille’s Lorraine Stamberger helped the Augustana Vikings celebrate their own Meet of Champions April 18 by running on the winning 3,200 relay (9:37.51). The Augie junior also placed eighth in the 1,500 (4:57.06).

• Former Hall Red Devil Anthony Urbanski, a junior at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, placed third in the 800 (1:54.58) at the Augustana meet.

• Princeton’s Phoenix Smallwood, a freshmen for Lewis University, hit a provisional first-place triple jump of 38-11 3/4 in the Chicagoland Championships on April 12. She also placed second in the long jump.

• In the same meet, former Hall Lady Devil Daniela Acamovic, a senior for the University of St. Francis, finished 23rd in the 400 (1:22.55). Also for St. Francis, freshman Joseph Parochetti of Hall ran 34th in the 5,000 (16:46.07).

Steven Gualandri, a freshmen out of St. Bede, has a season best 33.54m in the javelin thrown at the Benedictine Eagle Invitational on April 12

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