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UW-L men win 25th, women 4th consecutive outdoor WIAC championship

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Daniel Otto, center, stands atop the podium after winning the men's 110-meter hurdles Saturday at the WIAC Outdoor Championships. Daniel Otto, center, stands atop the podium after winning the men's 110-meter hurdles Saturday at the WIAC Outdoor Championships.
La Crosse, WI (WXOW) - It's a quarter century of dominance on a quarter-mile track.

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse men's track and field team captured its 25th consecutive Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title Saturday at Roger Harring Stadium, while the women's team took home a 4th consecutive title.

The UW-L men's team scored 215.83 points to win its 51st conference championship by 91.83 over second place UW-Whitewater. It's the largest margin of victory in the conference championships since 2005, when UW-L won by 103 points.

UW-Eau Claire finished third with 120.50 points, followed by UW-Stout's 114 and UW-Steven Point's 90.

The UW-L women scored 233.83 points to win its 30th title by 102.83 points, the largest victory in the conference meet since 1996. UW-Eau Claire finished second with 131 points, UW-Oshkosh third with 121 points, UW-Stevens Point fourth with 105 points, and UW-Whitewater fifth with 98.33 points.

Both Eagles teams set records in the process Saturday. Marissa Mahr won her fourth consecutive 400-meter hurdles title with a WIAC record time of 1:01.08. She is the second athlete in league history to capture four straight titles in the event, and broke her own meet record in Friday's preliminaries. Bria Halama won the triple jump by setting a new school record of 40-10 1/4, breaking her own record of 40-2 3/4 from last season. She also finished second in the 400-meter dash with a school-record time of 55.41.

Erin McCauley was third in the heptathlon with a school record 4,758 points, breaking Jena Weigel's record of 4,703 in 2013.

Ross Denman won the 400-meter dash for the second consecutive year, becoming the first repeat winner since fellow Eagle Nate Olson in 2005-06.

Men's head coach Josh Buchholtz has now won seven straight WIAC outdoor titles as well as seven consecutive indoor titles. Women's head coach Pat Healy waa now won 177 WIAC outdoor titles and 15 indoor titles.

UW-L will host the Eagle Open on Friday, May 8.

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