Deichert's performance in the mile run at the University of Minnesota
Snowshoe Open was the second best in the MIAC and in the top 20 in the
nation, despite running in a slower heat with few runners at his pace.
At the U of M’s indoor meet, Deichert recorded a season-best time in
the mile run with a time of 4:14.72. The time meets the NCAA provisional
qualifying standard, and Deichert did it despite running alone for most
of his mile from the slowest heat at the Snowshoe Open.
Springman is the third Piper thrower in five weeks to win the MIAC
field athlete of the week honor. He was unseeded in the weight throw at
the University of Minnesota’s Snowshoe Open, but with a new personal
best throw, he finished ninth and moved up the MIAC performance list.
his throw of 16.90 meters, or 55-05.00, Springman set a new personal
best by more than two meters, which is a great accomplishment for the
Hamline senior. His distance moved him up to No. 4 on the MIAC’s 2011
performance lists, and he just missed the provisional qualifying
distance for the NCAA Division III Championships. The top-10 finish at
the U of M was impressive considering the level of competition in the
Deichert, Springman, and the Pipers will travel to one of their final
indoor meets of the regular season Saturday when they head south to
Northfield to compete at St. Olaf. 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