Schuette (Anoka, Minn.) was the highest finishing Division III
competitor in the pole vault, clearing an NCAA provisional qualifying
height of 4.75 meters (15-7). He placed fourth to a pair of University
of Minnesota athletes and one unattached vaulter.
A pair of Pipers took the top two spots in the shot put with NCAA
provisional qualifying throws, led by Derall King’s (Jr., Inver Grove
Heights, Minn.) winning put of 16.23 meters (53-3). Brennan McKeag (So.,
Lakeville, Minn.) was second at 16.06 meters (52-8 ¼). Josh Blaschko
(Sr., Lakeville, Minn.) finished fourth with a throw of 14.69 meters
A trio of Pipers had NCAA provisional qualifying throws in the hammer
throw, led by Aaron Wilkerson (Sr., Roseville, Minn.), who placed
second amongst Division III competitors and fifth overall with a throw
of 53.58 meters (175-9).
Andrew Schlichting (So., North Oaks, Minn.) placed just after
Wilkerson with a throw of 53.29 meters (174-10), while Nate Bell (Sr.,
St. Peter, Minn.) was seventh overall with a throw of 52.78 meters
John Yates (Fy., Bemidji, Minn.) placed second in the javelin throw
to an unattached athlete with a throw of 48.93 meters (160-6).
Also in the throws, Nik Hawley (Jr., St. Paul Park, Minn.) finished fourth with a throw of 43.98 meters (144-3).
In the triple jump, Ben Johnson (So., Roseville, Minn.) had a leap of
13.68 meters (44-10 ¾) to place second. Dan Johnson (Jr., Granite
Falls, Minn.) was fifth with a jump of 13.08 meters (42-11). Dan Johnson
also finished third in the long jump at 6.19 meters (20-3 ¾).
Nate Dobbins (Fy., Rochester, Minn.) ran to the finish in 10:02.83 to place fourth in the 3000-meter steeplechase.
In the 800-meter run, Devin Monson (So., Thompson, N.D.) placed fifth
with a finish of 2:00.84. Matt Warhol (Jr., Andover, Minn.) also put in
a fifth-place performance, finishing the 110-meter hurdles in 15.72,
and Christian Willman (Fy., Rosemount, Minn.) held the same finish in
the 400-meter dash in 50.55.
The Pipers next compete at the MIAC outdoor championships, Friday and Saturday, May 14 and 15, at Saint Mary’s University.