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.
Culp (Fy., Lino Lakes, Minn.) had an NCAA provisional qualifying throw in the discus of 41.97 meters (137-8). Robyn Wernberg (Jr., Brainerd, Minn.) placed fourth with a toss of 40.86 meters (134-1).
Margot Branigan (Sr., Roseville, Minn.) placed third in the 10,000-meter run with a time of 37:47.88.
In the hammer throw, Brenna Coyle (So., Lindstrom, Minn.) placed fifth with a throw of 45.19 meters (148-3) and Wernberg was sixth with a toss of 43.83 meters (143-9).
Arlene Behling (Jr., Plymouth, Minn.) scored points for the Pipers as she finished sixth in the pole vault, clearing 3.13 meters (10-3 1/4).
In qualifying heats, Christina Walker (Fy., Katy, Texas) ran a 12.67 race to make it to Saturday's finals in the 100-meter dash.
In the qualifying heats, Sara Holland (Jr., Dousman, Wis.) ran a 5:01.79 and Jessica Kociscak (Jr., Anoka, Minn.) ran a 4:57.37 to qualify for the finals in the 1500-meter run.
Lynn Robohm (So., Rosemount, Minn.) will race in the finals of the 100-meter hurdles after a qualifying run of 16.33. At the 400-meter distance, Kameron Argiannis (Jr., Eden Prairie, Minn.) won her heat with a time of 65.24 to qualify for the finals.
The Pipers sit in fourth place with 32.5 points while Gustavus has 63.5 points to lead after the opening day. The second day of the MIAC championships begins on Saturday, May 15, at 11:30 a.m. at Saint Mary's.