Kroll, Nelson WIAC champs
Former Raiders Sadie Kroll and Maddie Nelson each won individual titles to help the UW-La Crosse women's track and field team capture its seventh straight Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Outdoor Championships at UW-River Falls' Ramer Field Friday and Saturday, May 4-5.
Kroll, a senior, won her second straight conference title in the 1,500 meter run with a time of 4 minutes, 40.25 seconds. She becomes the eighth runner in conference history to accomplish the feat.
Nelson, a sophomore, took home the long jump title with a leap of 18-feet, 3-inches to become the first student-athlete in school history to win the long jump since Ashton May accomplished the feat in 2010.
Nelson also finished third in the triple jump with a distance of 38-04.25.
The Eagles finished with 228.75 points to claim the league crown while UW-Eau Claire was second with 149.25 and UW-Stevens Point third with 111.75. The UW-La Crosse men won their 28th straight championship with 190 points while UW-Whitewater was second with 155.5 and UW-Platteville was third with 119.