FRANK CUSHMAN | SPORTS CORRESPONDENT
Winter has been good to the Green Knight men’s track and field team. They captured a second place finish at the Conference meet in February and sent an athlete to the National Championship.
Green Bay native, Brad Boockmeier ’16, went to the National meet in Grinnell, Iowa this past weekend in the Heptathlon, finishing in seventh place and earning All-America Honors. He is the school record holder in the event and, according to Coach Don Augustine, is more than capable of placing at Nationals.
“There is no question that a goal for this team is the conference championship,” said Augustine. “But we have a lot of work to do between now and May 8-9.”
He also points to Ryan Grandlic ’17, Tyler Lewis ’17 and Jack Feurstein ’16 as being in the mix for nationals. Another upperclassman to watch for this spring is Evan Broyles ’16, who currently owns the school record for the 35-pound throw. He will look to add more records to his tally during his farewell season. As for underclassmen, Jon Gregory ’19 and Andrew Lemay ’18 are athletes showing a lot of promise.
The changing season holds good things for men’s track. Monmouth is itching to take the title back, but that’s only motivation for the defending outdoor champion Green Knights.