King (Jr., Inver Grove Heights, Minn.) will compete in both the
weight throw and the shot put this weekend at DePauw University in
King won the MIAC championship in the weight throw on Friday night
with a school record toss of 18.75 meters (61-6 1/4). On Saturday, King
placed second in the shot put on Saturday with a throw of 16.31 meters
During the 2009 indoor national meet, King became an All-American, placing fifth with a throw of 16.14 meters (52-11 1/2).
He is one of 14 qualifiers scheduled to participate in the weight
throw finals on Friday, March 12, at 5:00 p.m. He will be one of 16
qualifiers in the shot put competing on Saturday, March 13, at 1:00 p.m.
The Piper 1600-meter relay team of Andy Marnach (Sr., Hokah, Minn.),
Tyson Molitor (Jr., Belgrade, Minn.), Brant Luehman (Sr., Amery, Wis.)
and Brent Nelson (Sr., New London, Minn.) qualified for nationals with a
school record run of 3:19.10 earlier this season at the University of
The previous indoor record (3:20.84) had been set 27 years ago in
1982 by Cliff James, Robert Wasiluk, Bob Veenhuis, and Sam Ocel.
Marnach, Molitor, Luehman, and Nelson already have one All-American
credit and the Hamline outdoor record after finishing fourth in the
1600-meter relay at outdoor nationals last May in 3:12.66. They bested
the 24-year old school record of 3:13.77 by more than a second. That
record was set in 1985 by Dave Ryan, James, Mike Mueller, and Brent
Christian Swanberg (Jr., Lindstrom, Minn.) will travel with the team as an alternate.
The 1600-meter relay is the final event of the meet with the men scheduled to start at 4:40 p.m. on Saturday.
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