February 21, 2011

Wernberg earns MIAC honor

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 process. 

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 Center.