Hamline News

March 07, 2009

Pipers finished second at MIAC championships

The Pipers totaled 111.0 points in finishing second in the meet. St. Thomas was the MIAC team champion with 178.5 points. Bethel finished third behind Hamline with 98.0 points.

Ian Bauer (Jr., Roseville, Minn.) led the Pipers on the final day of the meet with a second place All-MIAC finish in the 3000-meter run. He finished in 8:43.55.

Derall King (So., Inver Grove Heights, Minn.) also turned in an All-MIAC performance as he finished third in the shot with a put of 15.52 meters (50-11).

Derek Synan-Peterson (Jr., Forest Lake, Minn.) finished sixth in the shot put with a throw of 14.09 meters (46-2 3/4).

Pipers Brennan McKeag (Fy., Lakeville, Minn.) and Blake Springman (So., Adrian, Minn.) also reached the finals in the shot put, finishing seventh and ninth, respectively.

Matt Koivisto (So., Hibbing, Minn.) cleared a height of 4.28 meters (14-1/2) to finish fifth in the pole vault.

The Pipers 1600-meter relay team of Andy Marnach (Jr., Hokah, Minn.), Tyson Molitor (So., Belgrade, Minn.), Brant Luehman (Sr., Amery, Wis.) and Brent Nelson (Jr., New London, Minn.) finished off the meet with an all-conference honorable mention run. They finished fourth with a time of 3:23.81.

The top three individual performances at the conference meet earn All-MIAC honors while the fourth through sixth place finishers earn honorable mention recognition. The first place relay team earns All-MIAC honors while second through sixth earn honorable mention status.