Hamline News

February 11, 2011

Pipers compete in the University of St. Thomas Showcase

McKeag (Jr., Lakeville, Minn.) took third in the weight throw with a provisional mark of 17.89 meters, an improvement over his provisional mark at the Carleton meet.

Hamline had a strong showing in the weight throw, with three other athletes place in the top 10. Derall King (Sr., Inver Grove Heights, Minn.) placed fourth with 16.73 meters, Andrew Schlicting (Jr., North Oaks, Minn.) placed fifth with 16.66 meters and Blake Springman (Sr., Adrian, Minn.) placed fifth with 16.47 meters.

The Pipers also put together a strong showing in the shot put, placing four athletes in the top 10. McKeag led the charge again, placing first with a put of 16.33 meters. 

King placed third with a put of 14.92 meters, Springman placed seventh with a put of 13.95 meters and Joe Morelli (Fy., Lynwood, Wash.) placed ninth with a put of 13.06 meters.

The Pipers had a trio of runners place well in the 400 meter dash. Christian Willman (So., Rosemount, Minn.) had a sixth place finish with 51.57, DJ Weil (So. Chaska, Minn.) placed seventh with a 51.71 and Christian Swanberg (Sr., Lindstrom, Minn.) placed ninth running 51.77.

Hamline took the top two spots in the 1000 meter run. Jack Deichert (Jr., Golden Valley, Minn.) finished first running 2:30.92. Ian Campbell  (Sr., Blooming Prairie, Minn.) ran to a second place finish with a time of 2:32.39.

Ellis Richardson (Jr., Roseville, Minn.) finished second in the mile run in 4:30.33.

Shaise Schuette (So., Anoka, Minn.) placed second in the pole vault with a vault of 4.30 meters.

The Piper 1600-meter relay team of Swanberg, Weil, Willman and Tyson Molitor (Sr., Belgrade, Minn.) also ran well, placing third with a time of 3:25.83.

Hamline next competes on Friday, February 18, at the University of Minnesota.