April 04, 2009

King hits NCAA provisional in outdoor opener

King's put of 16.30 meters (53-5 3/4) not only hit the NCAA provisional distance but is also the second-best throw in Division III. He finished second in the event to an unattached competitor.

The Pipers earned a pair of relay victories as the 400-meter relay team sprinted to a win with a time of 42.82 and the 1600-meter team won in 3:22.78.

Ian Bauer (Jr., Roseville, Minn.) earned a second-place finish in the 5000-meter run with a time of 15:01.97. Tyson Molitor (So., Belgrade, Minn.) finished third in the 400-meter dash with a time of 49.63. Andy Marnach (Jr., Hokah, Minn.) followed him across the line in fourth with a time of 50.12.

Pipers took the second through fifth place spots in the hammer throw behind an unattached competitor. Aaron Wilkerson (Jr., Roseville, Minn.) was second with a throw of 50.39 (165-4), Andy Norman (So., Winona, Minn.) was third at 47.23 meters (154-11) and Andrew Schlichting (Fy., Shoreview, Minn.) was fourth at 46.31 meters (151-11). Nate Bell (Jr., St. Peter, Minn.) rounded out the top five at 46.15 meters (151-05).

The Pipers will next compete at Gustavus Adolphus College on Friday, April 10.