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Branigan earns MIAC weekly track honor

Branigan (Roseville, Minn.) finished second overall and just missed an NCAA provisional qualifying time in the 5000 meter run at the Lee Krough Invitational on Friday. Branigan's time of 17:36.05 is only 1.05 seconds away from the national list standard.

That time is also twenty seconds faster than her winning 5000 meter time from last season's MIAC outdoor conference championship meet.

The Pipers will next compete on Saturday, April 18, at Carleton.