On Saturday, Feb. 3, The UW-Platteville track and field team traveled to Wartburg College in Waverly, IA for the Wartburg Indoor Select. Teams in attendance included Wartburg College, St. Thomas University, Simpson College, Central College, University of Dubuque, and UW-River Falls.
The Pioneer track and field team competed at the UW-Platteville Select meet on Saturday, Jan. 27. In attendance was University of Dubuque, Milwaukee School of Engineering, Lawrence, Edgewood, Marian, Lakeland University, and Rockford.
The UW-Platteville track and field teams hosted nationally ranked teams in a triangular on Saturday. The Pioneer men finished third to No. 9 ranked UW-Stevens Point and No. 16 UW-Eau Claire. The Pointers won with 123.5 points while the Blugolds finished with 94 points and the Pioneers earned 84.5 points. The Blugold women beat No. 17 ranked UW-Stevens Point 123.5 points to 94 points. The Pioneers finished third with 49 points. Despite falling short to nationally ranked teams, the Pioneers were able to put down some great performances on their home track.
The Pioneers opened the season competing at the Bob Eubanks Open hosted by Grand Valley State in Allendale, Michigan. Sophomore Rachel Beuthin, the Pioneers lone returning individual national qualifier, opened the season with a 13.84m (45-5) shot put which currently ranks her third in the nation. Coming off of a national qualifying cross country season, sophomore Johanna Meister won the 800m with a time of 2:19.11. Meister was followed closely by freshman teammate Kaitlyn Galgon in 2:20.63.