En route to hitting the NCAA automatic qualifying mark in the shot
put, Brennan McKeag (Jr., Lakeville, Minn.) set both a meet and a
fieldhouse record with his throw to win the event. Additionally, his
throw is currently the best throw in the country.
He had a put of 17.15 meters (56-3 1/4). Derall King (Sr., Inver
Grove Heights, Minn.) placed second with a throw of 15.16 meters (49-9).
Hamline then took the top two places in four different events at the meet.
Pipers took first and second in the mile run, as Jack Diechert (Jr.,
Golden Valley, Minn.) crossed first in 4:17.70, setting a new meet
record. Ian Campbell (Jr., Blooming Prairie, Minn.) was second in
The Pipers replicated those finishes in the 400-meter dash, which was
won by Christian Swanberg (Sr., Lindstrom, Minn.) in 51.64. DJ Weil
(So., Chaska, Minn.) placed second in 51.89.
In the 600-meter run, Tyson Molitor (Sr., Belgrade, Minn.) ran to
first in 1:26.91 while Christian Willman (So., Rosemount, Minn.) was
second in 1:27.19.
In field events, Pipers placed one-two in the triple jump, led by
Christian Kibler's (So., Burnsville, Minn.) winning leap of 13.0 meters
(42-8). Ben Johnson (Jr., Roseville, Minn.) was second at 12.92 meters
In the 5,000-meter run, Ellis Richardson (Jr., Roseville, Minn.)
placed fourth with a time of 15:58.19 as Andrew Johnson (Sr., Andover,
Minn.) was fifth in 16:03.09.
Matt Warhol (Sr., Andover, Minn.) was fourth in the 55-meter hurdles
in 8.45. Javan Copley (Jr., Shoreview, Minn.) also put together a
fourth-place run as he was fourth in the 55-meter dash in 6.73.
Hamline claimed spots two through four in the weight throw, led by
Andrew Schlichting's (Jr., North Oaks, Minn.) second-place toss of 18.22
meters (59-9 1/2). McKeag was third at 17.84 meters (58-6 1/2) and King
was fourth with a throw of 16.73 meters (54-10 3/4).
In the long jump, Dan Johnson (Sr., Granite Falls, Minn.) placed
fourth with a leap of 6.17 meters (20-3) and Juris Lebedoks (Fy.,
Latvia) was fifth at 6.16 meters (20-2 1/2).
Peterson Pierre (Fy., Saint Paul, Minn.) cleared 4.03 meters (13-2 1/2) to place third in the pole vault.
Andrew Ferguson (Fy., Saint Clair, Minn.) rounded out the Piper top
five performances with a third place run in the 200-meter hurdles. He
finished in 27.35.
Hamline next competes on Friday, February 11, at St. Thomas.