Hamline News

Five Piper throwers head to nationals

The meet will take place on the campus of Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio.

Aaron Wilkerson (Sr., Roseville, Minn.) will be the first Piper to compete. He is in the second flight of competitors in the hammer throw scheduled for 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 27.

Derall King (Jr., Inver Grove Heights, Minn.) and Brennan McKeag (So., Lakeville, Minn.) will compete in the first flight in the shot put on Friday, May 28, at 1:30 p.m.

King is already a three-time All-American (shot put at indoor nationals inĀ 2009 and 2010, hammer throw at indoor nationals in 2010).

Mike Manders, a Hamline alum, holds both the NCAA Division III best throw in shot put (20.01 meters, 65-8) and the NCAA championships record (19.56 meters, 64 2 1/4). He set both marks in 1983.

Becky Culp (Fy., Lino Lakes, Minn.) and Robyn Wernberg (Jr., Brainerd, Minn.) will close out the weekend of competition for the Pipers in the discus throw on Saturday, May 29. Culp is in the first flight and Wernberg is in the second flight. The event is scheduled to begin at 12:00 p.m.

This will be the first trip to nationals for McKeag, Wilkerson, Culp, and Wernberg.