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Marnach adds to Piper championship tally in second day of conference meet

As a team, the Pipers placed second in the meet with 156.0 points. St. Thomas took the team championship with 163.00 points.

Marnach sprinted to the championship in the 200-meter dash in 22.63. Brent Nelson (Sr., New London, Minn.) placed third in 22.71 and Christian Swanberg (Jr., Lindstrom, Minn.) was sixth in 22.90.

The top three individual finishers in each event are All-MIAC while placed four through six earn honorable mention accolades.

Five of the nine finalists in the shot put came from Hamline as four of the Pipers scored championship points.

Derall King (Jr., Inver Grove Heights, Minn.) placed second with a throw of 16.31 meters (53-6 1.4) for an NCAA provisional toss. Brennan McKeag (So., Lakeville, Minn.) was third with a throw of 15.28 meters (50-1 3.4). 

Placing fifth was Josh Blaschko (Sr., Lakeville, Minn.) with a throw 14.45 meters (47-5). Also scoring points with an eighth place finish was Blake Springman (Jr., Adrian, Minn.) with a throw of 14.03 meters (46- 1.2).

The other Piper finalist was Nate Bell (Sr., St. Peter, Minn.), who finished ninth at 13.94 meters (45-9).

Ben Johnson (So., Roseville, Minn.) was all-conference in the triple jump, leaping 14.15 meters (46-5 1/4) to place second. The distance was an NCAA provisional jump.

Tyson Molitor (Jr., Belgrade, Minn.) also had a second place finish as he sprinted to the finish in 1:13.14 in the 600-yard dash.

Pipers placed second and third in the 1,000-meter run as Ian Campbell (So., Blooming Prairie, Minn.) was second in 2:34.29 and senior Jamison Hull (Forest Lake, Minn.) was third in 2:34.47.

Ian Bauer (Sr., Roseville, Minn.) was fourth in the 3,000-meter run with a finish of 8:43.90.

Finishing off the meet was the 1600-meter relay team of Marnach, Molitor, Brant Luehman (Sr., Amery, Wis.) and Nelson, whose NCAA provisional time of 3:20.18 placed them third.

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