Runner Matt Wagenhauser marks historic milestone

Matt Wagenhauser earned both All-American recognition and a milestone for the Laker track program at the 2014 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Ohio in late May.

Matt WagenhauserIn placing fifth in the 800-meter run in 1:52.01, Wagenhauser became the first men’s track All-American for Oswego since the college relaunched the program in the 1990s.

The junior cinema and screen studies major from Greenlawn has also scored two All-SUNYAC First Team selections, two individual SUNYAC Championships (indoor and outdoor 400),  one SUNYAC Relay Championship (4x400), and two All-ECAC individual awards for his performance in the indoor (third place) and outdoor 400 (second place). In addition, Wagenhauser owns a pair of individual school records in indoor (400, and 500), one in outdoor (800) and three in the relays (indoor 4x400, outdoor 4x400 and sprint medley).

Senior Katie Bott of the women’s track team also earned her way to the national championship meet and finished 23rd in the 800-meter run with a school record time of 2:12.45.

The two Laker athletes at nationals came a year after the college welcomed a renovated Romney Field House that provided an upgraded indoor training space for Laker student-athletes.

(Posted: May 29, 2014)