Sound Off! UWS track team received short shrift
UWS track team received short shrift
These athletes put in many hours of training each week and they try to win. UWS competes against schools that are two to five times larger than it is. Most events had three, four, five, and even six competitors with times, distances or heights in the top 10 in the nation.
The Upper Midwest Athletic Conference held its meet at the same time. UWS would have been the third-largest school if they had been in that conference. Comparing times from both championships, the UWS men would have won seven events while setting three records if they were in the UMAC. While getting “just” 15 points at the WIAC meet, they would have been very competitive at the UMAC meet. Looking at it from this perspective, 15 points at the WIAC meet wasn’t so bad.
Editor’s note: UWS was accepted into the UMAC this week and will begin competing in the 2015-16 season.