Hamline News

May 14, 2010

Two Pipers crowned champions to open MIAC meet

The top three finishers in each event are named All-MIAC while places four through six earn honorable mention status. The top eight finishers score championship points for the team.

Bauer (Sr., Roseville, Minn.) captured the championship in the 10,000-meter run, adding to the one he won at the 5000-meter distance indoors, with a time of 31:51.43.

Yates (Fy., Bemidji, Minn.) won the javelin championship with a stadium record toss of 56.70 meters (186-0). Trevor Davis (So., Farmington, Minn.) placed fourth with a throw of 52.36 meters (171-9).

The Pipers put five throwers in the top eight in the shot put, led by King (Jr., Inver Grove Heights, Minn.) with an NCAA automatic qualifying throw. He finished second with a put of 17.07 meters (56-0).

Brennan McKeag (So., Lakeville, Minn.) topped his best throw of the season and had an NCAA provisional throw in the shot put, finishing third with a toss of 16.63 meters (54-6 3/4).

Josh Blaschko (Sr., Lakeville, Minn.) was fourth with a toss of 15.22 meters (49-11 1/4), Nate Bell (Sr., St. Peter, Minn.) was seventh with a put of 14.80 meters (48-6 3/4), and Blake Springman (Jr., Adrian, Minn.) placed eighth at 14.13 meters (46-4 1/4).

In the high jump, Kegan Sunderland (Fy., Blaine, Minn.) placed seventh as he cleared 1.88 meters (6-2).  

In qualifying heats, Andy Marnach (Sr., Hokah, Minn.) made it into Saturday's finals in the 100-meter dash, winning his heat in 11.11. He and Brent Nelson (Sr., New London, Minn.) ran 22.01 and 22.02, respectively, to qualify for the finals in the 200-meter dash.

In the 400-meter dash, Tyson Molitor (Jr., Belgrade, Minn.) won his heat in 49.19 while Nelson ran a 49.31 as the duo qualified for the finals.

At the 1500-meter distance, Devin Monson (So., Thompson, N.D.) qualified for Saturday's finals by placing second in his heat with a time of 4:05.22.

The Piper 400-meter relay team of Dan Holmgren (Jr., Andover, Minn.), Javan Copley (So., Shoreview, Minn.), Sunderland, and Orlando Sanchez (Fy., North St. Paul, Minn.) ran a 42.94 to qualify for the finals.

St. Thomas leads with 57.5 points while the Pipers have 52.0 points after a day of competition. The second day of the MIAC championships begins on Saturday, May 15, at 11:30 a.m. at Saint Mary's.