Hamline News

April 18, 2009

Pipers take second at Carleton Relays

The Pipers finished with 143.5 points to Gustavus' 163.0 points in the competition that featured athletes from 13 teams.

Nelson ran a 21.99 in the 200-meter dash to win the event. Also posting an event victory was thrower King with an NCAA provisional mark of 15.65 meters (51-4 1/4) in the shot put.

Sprinter Tyson Molitor (So., Belgrade, Minn.) was third in the 400-meter dash in 49.48.

Other top-three finishes on the track for the Pipers came at longer distances. Brandon Gleason (Sr., Mantorville, Minn.) was third in the 800-meter run in 1:57.25 and Ellis Richardson finished second in the 5000-meter run in 15:43.97.

In the field events, Ben Johnson (Fy., Roseville, Minn.) was second in the triple jump with a leap of 12.42 meters (40-9).

First-year thrower Brennan McKeag (Lakeville, Minn.) was second to king in the shot with a put of 14.83 meters (48-8).

Derek Peterson (Jr., Forest Lake, Minn.) and Blake Springman (So., Adrian, Minn.) finished second and third, respectively, in the discus throw. Peterson tossed 43.35 meters (142-2) and Springman threw 42.04 meters (137-11).

In the hammer throw, Andy Norman (So., Winona, Minn.) was third at 50.76 meters (166-6).

The Pipers will next compete on Wednesday, April 22, at Macalester.