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College track and field

Weidner, NCC capture CCIW crown

Published: Monday, May 12, 2014 4:32 p.m. CST • Updated: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 9:04 a.m. CST

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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