Morning State Sports Briefs: UWL the men's leader after Day 1 of the DIII track and field championshipsWisconsin Sports
-- UW-La Crosse is the men’s leader after the first day of the NCAA Division-Three track-and-field championships in Claremont, California.
CLAREMONT, Calf. - UW-La Crosse is the men’s leader after the first day of the NCAA Division III track-and-field championships in Claremont, California.
The Eagles have 12 team points, to 10 each for UW-Stout and Whitworth. Eau Claire is tied for fourth with eight points, and Whitewater is tied for 10th. Tim Nelson of Stout won the men’s 10-thousand meters. Isaac Vazquez of La Crosse won the long jump, and Cory Zaeske of Whitewater placed fourth. Tyler Genovese of Eau Claire took second in the discus. Brandon Zarnoth of Stout is 3rd after three events of the men’s decathlon.
On the women’s side, Stevens Point is tied for sixth place with six points. Wartburg has taken charge, with a 29-to-12 lead over second-place Mount Union. Kelly Haen of Stevens Point placed fifth in the 10-thousand meters. Sarah Thompson of Carthage is fifth after three events of the heptathlon.
UW-Milwaukee stayed alive in the Horizon League baseball tournament with a 19-2 pounding of Butler yesterday in Chicago. The Panthers set a new tournament record with 27 hits, and Jonathan Capasso tied a tournament mark with six hits – a homer, a double, and four singles. Freshman Luke Meeteer went 5-for-6, as 10 Milwaukee players had at least one hit. Milwaukee blew the game open by scoring 10 runs in the third inning. Cale Tassi pitched five innings for the win, as Butler was sent home from the double-elimination tournament. Milwaukee plays another elimination game this morning against Wright State in the loser’s bracket.
Marquette University men’s basketball forward Juan Anderson is starting a six-month rehab process, after having surgery this week on his right shoulder. Anderson was injured during an open gym session after the Golden Eagles’ season ended in March. He broke the same shoulder a year ago, and had surgery on it last December. Anderson played in 24 games off the bench for Marquette last season, averaging just under one point and one rebound a night.
In golf, Pewaukee native Mark Wilson is tied for 53rd after the opening round of the PGA’s Crowne Plaza Invitational in Fort Worth Texas. Wilson shot a one-over-par 71 at the Colonial course yesterday. Jerry Kelly of Madison is at two-over-72, in a tie for 71st. Zach Johnson is the first-round leader at six-under-64.
Rhinelander native Dan Forsman is struggling in a tie for 102nd as he enters today’s second round of the Senior PGA Championship. Forsman shot a six-over-par 77 yesterday in Benton Harbor Michigan. Andy North of Madison withdrew from the tournament with a sore knee. That’s after he posted a five-over-par 76. Roger Chapman is the leader at three-under-68.