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Track and field

Former Falcons track star returns to coach team

September 18, 2019

When Colleen Sowa was a student at UW-River Falls, she participated in track and field and competed not only on a conference level, but also on a national level. Now, she is returning to UWRF as the new head coach of the track and field team for the 2019-2020 season.

UWRF athlete of the week: Distance runner Katelyn Moore

February 21, 2018

Katelyn Moore is a freshman distance runner from Hudson, Wis. She set a 15-second personal record in the mile this season with a time of 5:11. That was good enough to take first place in the event at the Parents' Day Open at the University of Minnesota last Saturday.

Athlete of the Week: Taylor Eldred

April 26, 2017

Taylor Eldred, a junior thrower from River Falls, Wisconsin, threw a lifetime personal record of 55.24m in the hammer throw at the Holst Invite at Div. II Concordia-St. Paul on Saturday.

Athlete of the week: Grace Curran

April 5, 2017

Grace Curran, a senior from Taylor, Wisconsin, put in a strong performance in all three of her running events on Saturday at the Hamline Invitational. Curran finished fifth in the 100m dash with a time of 12.73 seconds and No. 12 in the 200m at 26.60 seconds. She also ran a great season opener of 16.38 seconds in the 100m hurdles.

Athlete of the Week: David Paynotta

March 22, 2017

David Paynotta had his highest career finish at the NCAA Div. III Indoor Track and Field National Championships on March 11.

Athlete of the Week: Colton Sorensen

February 8, 2017

Colton Sorensen, a junior pole vaulter from Balsam Lake, Wisconsin, took home first place honors with a vault of 4.46 meters (14 feet, 7.5 inches) in the men’s pole vault at the Wartburg Indoor Select on Feb. 4. His vault of 4.80 meters (15 feet, 9 inches) at the Chuck Peterson open in December currently ranks No. 12 overall in the country in qualifying heights and fourth in the WIAC.

Athlete of the Week: David Paynotta

February 1, 2017

David Paynotta, a senior sprinter from Finlayson, Minnesota, earned a big victory at the Falcon Winter Classic this past weekend. Paynotta took first in the men’s 55m with a time of 6.48, which currently ranks first in the WIAC and second nationally this season.

For UW-River Falls pole vaulter, 13 may be a lucky number

April 6, 2016

It takes a different breed of person to compete in pole vault, and for the UW-River Falls outdoor record holder Riley Claude, the mold is perfectly in place for her.

Paynotta runs fast for Falcons, breaking two UW-River Falls records

February 17, 2016

David Paynotta chose the University of Wisconsin-River Falls by randomly selecting an invitation out of a pile of letters from schools asking him to come play football.

Two Falcons set school records at WIAC track and field championships

May 6, 2015

The UW-River Falls men's and women’s track and field teams competed at the WIAC Outdoor Championships on May 1-2 in La Crosse, Wisconsin. The championships took place over two days where both the men and women had good performances on each side. The men were led by two strong performances from junior David Paynotta and senior Jordan Crockett.

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