Pioneers name athletes of the week

Pioneers name athletes of the week

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Women's Track & Field - Brittany Ehlen, Junior (Burlington, Wis.) - Ehlen won the pole vault competition at the WIAC Triangular hosted by UW-Platteville. Her winning height of 3.51 meters (11' 6.25") puts her at the top of the WIAC and is the 13th best vault on the NCAA National list.

Men's Track & Field - Walker Rynes, Senior (Norwalk, Wis./Brookwood) - Rynes placed 1st in the Mile at the WIAC Triangular hosted by UW-Platteville. He ran just ahead of cross country champion Darin Lau of UW-Eau Claire before pulling away to set a personal record by over 10 seconds. His time of 4:17.59 currently ranks second in the WIAC and sixth on the NCAA National List.


Men's Track & Field - Brian Spaeth, Junior (Cedarburg, Wis.) - Spaeth won the triple jump at the WIAC Triangular hosted by UW-Platteville with a distance of 43'11.25". The mark is a personal best and is currently the fifth longest jump in the WIAC.

Men's Basketball - Matt Oestreich, Senior (Marshfield, Wis.), Guard - During the 1-1 week for the Pioneers, Oestreich averaged 18.0 points including a career high 25 point performance against UW-Stevens Point on Jan. 20. He shot 10-of-13 from the field, a perfect 4-of-4 from beyond the arc, and added four assists in the matchup with the Pointers. In a 72-57 win over No. 6 UW-Oshkosh on Jan. 17, Oestreich had 11 points, six rebounds and two steals. 

Wrestling - Scott Arneson, Junior (Merrill, Wis.), 133 pounds - Arneson helped give the Pioneers an early 9-0 lead at Augustana on Jan. 19. His 6-5 decision over the Vikings' Brendan Gould helped the Pioneers triumph 28-13 in the dual meet, and gave UW-Platteville their first win against Augustana since 2010.