At the conference championships, the first three finishers are
All-MIAC and places four through six are honorable mention
First-year Shaise Schuette (Anoka, Minn.) had an impressive debut as a
Piper, taking the championship in the pole vault. He was the lone
competitor to clear 4.60 meters (15-1), and narrowly missed the NCAA
provisional height of 15-5.
Ian Bauer (Sr., Roseville, Minn.) opened up the evening's running
events with an NCAA provisional qualifying run in the 5,000-meters in
14:52.94. Devin Monson (So., Thompson, N.D.) was third in 15:09.65 and
Ellis Richardson (So., Roseville, Minn.) tallied points for the Pipers
by finishing seventh in 15:21.98.
Junior Derall King (Inver Grove Heights, Minn.) won the weight throw
with an NCAA automatic qualifying toss of 18.75 meters (61-6 1/4).
Andrew Schlichting (So., North Oaks, Minn.) was third at 17.30 meters
(56-9 1/4) and Aaron Wilkerson (Sr., Roseville, Minn.) placed fifth with
a throw of 16.98 meters (55-8 1/2). Both Schlichting and Wilkerson had
NCAA provisional throws.
Brennan McKeag (So., Lakeville, Minn.) placed sixth with a toss of
16.41 meters (53-10 1/4) and Nate Bell (Sr., St. Peter, Minn.) was
eighth at 16.21 meters (53-2 1/4) as the Pipers secured five of the
eight points-scoring positions in the weight throw.
King's victory also ensured that a Piper won the weight throw in back-to-back years. Wilkerson was the 2009 champion.
Jack Diechert (So., Golden Valley, Minn.) placed fourth in the mile
run in 4:19.23 and Matt Warhol (Jr., Andover, Minn.) was sixth in the
55-meter hurdles in 8.17.
Andy Marnach (Sr., Hokah, Minn.) added an all-conference honorable mention run in the 400-meter dash, finishing sixth in 50.81.
Ian Campbell (So., Blooming Prairie, Minn.) added points for the
Pipers with a seventh place finish in the 800-meter run in 1:57.68. Ben
Johnson (So., Roseville, Minn.) also scored points by finishing eight in
the long jump with a leap of 6.34 meters (20-9 3/4).
The Pipers' distance medley relay team of Brendan Ruter (Fy., New
London, Minn.), Dan Holmgren (Jr., Andover, Minn.), Christian Willman
(Fy., Rosemount, Minn.), and Jamison Hull (Sr., Forest Lake, Minn.)
ended the night with a fifth place finish of 10:28.96.
Hamline is in second place in the standings with 72.0 points. St. Thomas leads with 90 points.
The second day of the MIAC championships will take place tomorrow at Carleton.
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