UE track and field heads to the Rick Erdmann Twilight meet

The Purple Aces will spend Saturday in Richmond
RICHMOND, Ky. – The University of Evansville track and field team gets back to work this Saturday at the Rick Erdmann Twilight meet hosted by Eastern Kentucky.
The Purple Aces return to the bluegrass state for the second time during the outdoor season for the Rick Erdmann Twilight. Along with competing against the Colonels, UE will compete against two other Division I programs in Kentucky and Moorehead State along with a handful of Division II and Division III programs.
Last weekend Evansville got a preview of the Missouri Valley Conference Outdoor Championship course at the Gibson Invitational in Terre Haute. The Aces collected one first-place finish from freshman Nicole Prauchner (Neuhofen an der Ybbs, Austria) in the 1,500-meter race and three other top-five finishes. Kalina Urbaniak (Suchy Las, Poland) was close behind Prauchner in fourth with a time of 4:37.57. UE also had a top-five finish in the men’s 1500-meter race as freshman Rafael Rodriguez (Segovia, Spain) placed fourth with a PR of 3:52.08. Evansville’s other top-five finish came in the women’s 800-meter race for freshman Eilen Brenne (Skien, Norway) placing fourth with a time of 2:13.67.
Several Aces had PRs or high finishes in the 1500-meter race as Tommaso Losma (Lombardia, Italy) placed ninth with a time of 3:57.38 while Samuel Lea (Worchester, England) set a PR of 4:00.10. UE junior Adam Oulgout (St. Paul, Minn. / Central HS) also set a season-best in the 1500-meter with a time of 4:01.53. Oulgout also ran a season-best in the men’s 800-meter race at 1:55.75 for 12th place. Evansville’s final PRs in Terre Haute came from sophomore Jose Ocampo (Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico), who set two personal records in the 100-meter dash and the 400-meter race with times of 11.08 and 51.71.
The Aces day on Saturday will begin at 12 p.m. in the field with the men and women’s hammer throws. UE’s track events will begin at 2:45 p.m. with the men’s 1500-meter race.