Gleason's time of 3:52.86 in the 1500-meter run was good enough to win the race by nearly two seconds and is now the third-fastest time in the MIAC this spring. In winning the race at St. Thomas, he defeated the two runners who currently hold the top two times in the conference.
In the shot put, Derall King (So., Inver Grove Heights, Minn.) threw 15.62 meters (51-3) for third place. He was bested only by a competitor from the University of Minnesota and Brian Robison, the Minnesota Vikings defensive end who was a standout thrower at the University of Texas.
In the same event Brennan McKeag (Fy., Lakeville, Minn.) was the second-highest finishing Division III athlete, throwing 15.25 meters (50- 1/2) for seventh overall.
Another thrower, Andy Norman (So., Winona, Minn.) finished fourth in the discus throw with a toss of 42.56 (139-07). He was the highest-placing Division III competitor in that event.
In the 200-meter dash, Pipers Christian Swanberg (So., Lindstrom, Minn.) and Andy Marnach (Jr., Hokah, Minn.) sprinted to fifth and sixth place finishes, respectively. Swanberg hit the line in 22.76 while Marnach's time was 22.96. There was only one other Division III athlete to cross the line ahead of them.
The Pipers will compete again on Saturday, April 18, at Carleton.