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Ellsworth's Larson takes 2nd in indoor meet

Sean Larson has already set a new school record and an NCAA qualifying standard in the weight throw with the indoor track season only two weeks old. Photo courtesy of the UW-Stout Sports Information Department.

Ellsworth's Sean Larson finished second in the weight throw at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Meet Friday.

UW-Stout's Larson's best throw went 61 feet, 11 inches, just a few inches behind the winner, Eric Jones from St. Lawrence University of New York who threw it 62 feet, nine inches. The meet is taking place at DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind.

For his high finish Larson earns his first All-American designation in an indoor meet.

Ellsworth's Morgan Place is competing in Division II indoor meet in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She ran on the University of Minnesota-Duluth's distance medley relay team Friday as they finished 10th with a time of 12:15.30. Her time in the race was 5:05.73.

Place will run today in the 5,000-meters which will take place at approximately 5:35 p.m.

Also at the Division III meet, Philip Reichert, a fifth-year senior on the Wisconsin-Stevens Point track team, made up a half-track deficit in the final two laps to edge Trinity University of San Antonio for first place in the distance medley relay. That win was good for 10 points for the Pointers. North Central of Illinois leads the team standings going into the second day of action at the 2010 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships. Trinity has 18 points and nine-time champion UW-La Crosse is in third with 15 and a half. Kellen McCrary took the long jump first prize for UW-La Crosse. In the women's competition, Holly Ozanich of UW-Oshkosh won the weight throw. UW-Oshkosh holds the lead with 14 points. Pre-tournament favorite Wartburg is second with 13.