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College track and field

Weidner, NCC capture CCIW crown

Adam Weidner and North Central College men’s track and field team won their fourth straight College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) Outdoor Championship on May 3.

The sixth-ranked Cardinals totaled 228 points to finish ahead of fifth-ranked Augustana College and 14th-ranked Carthage College, which tied for second place with 201.

Weidner, a sophomore out of Wyanet, topped his previous personal best by more than three feet to win the shot put with a distance of 54-9.25. Weidner posted indoor season bests of 51-10 in shot put and 53-7.75 in 35-pound weight throw, placing third in both events at the CCIW Indoor Championships.

He was also an Academic All-CCIW for the winter season.

• The brother and sister duo of T.J. and Liz Mosbach also tasted conference success for Mount Mercy University in the May 3 Midwest Collegiate Conference Championships in Dubuque, Iowa.

The senior T.J. won the 5,000 meters with a time of 16:15.80 as well as the 10,000  (33:51.15) and was fifth in the 1,500 (4:21.27).

The sophomore Liz picked up a MCC title in the 400 meters with a time of 57.66. The former BCR Track Athlete of the Year was also second in the 800 (2:24.49) and the triple jump (35-0 1/4) and was fourth in the long jump (17-4 1/4).

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