Wernberg's honor marks the third time in five weeks that a Piper women's thrower has earned this honor.
On Saturday, she finished third in the weight throw, setting a new
personal best and jumping to No. 2 in the MIAC this season in the
Wernberg recorded a distance of 15.82 in the weight throw, or
51-11.00. That distance is the best of her career by almost a full meter
over her previous record, which she set last year as a junior. Despite
competing against a field loaded with Division I, II and III
competition, Wernberg was able to earn a spot in the top three. Her
distance meets the NCAA Division provisional qualifying standard for
nationals, and it currently ranks 29th in Division III in 2011.
Wernberg and the Pipers will travel to one of their final indoor
meets of the regular season Saturday when they head across town to the
University of Minnesota Parents Day Open. Hamline will also compete in
Macalester’s Pre-Conference Meet on Friday, Feb. 25, as its final
tune-up before the MIAC Indoor Championships. The MIAC indoor meet will
be held March 3-5 at St. Thomas’ Anderson Athletic and Recreation