Wisconsin-Superior leads in both the men's and women's team standings after the opening day of the UMAC Outdoor Championships on Friday at Minnesota-Morris.

The UWS men are going for a fourth straight team title and hold a small lead over St. Scholastica, 93 points to 81, after the Yellowjackets won just one event Friday as C.J. Pillath defended his title in the hammer throw with a toss of 174 feet. UWS's depth was the big difference, with the Yellowjackets having at least three athletes score in three events.

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St. Scholastica's Easton Foss and Ryan Steger set new meet records, with Foss winning the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 9 minutes, 35.53 seconds, while Steger broke an eight-year-old record by winning the 800 in 1:53.85.

UWS' lead in the women's standings is even slimmer as the Yellowjackets have 95 points, with Minnesota-Morris (94 points) and defending champion St. Scholastica (80.5) within striking distance.

UWS won two individual events: senior Kelli Praska in the 800 in 2:20.0 and sophomore Amber Hindenreich in the pole vault (10-4.75). The Yellowjackets also scored at least three times in two events.

St. Scholastica's Maria West led off the day by winning the 3,000 steeplechase in 12:21.97, while teammate Anika Kling won the 200 (25.97) and long jump (16-6) and has the top preliminary time in the 100 (12.61).

The second and final day of the championships starts at 11 a.m. today in Morris.