Hamline News

March 06, 2009

Pipers post trio of All-MIAC finishes on first day of championships

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

Anderson broke her own school record in the pole vault by five inches when she cleared 10-9 to finish second in the event at the championships.

She missed the school record in the long jump by three-quarters of an inch as her leap of 16-11 1/4 placed her third in that event.

Branigan ran to a third place finish in the 5,000 meter run with a time of 18:08.38.

Brenna Coyle (Fy., Chisago City, Minn.) and Ashley Drake (Sr., Brainerd, Minn.) finished just outside the all-conference positions as they were seventh and eighth, respectively, in the weight throw. Coyle had a toss of 14.22 meters (46-8) while Drake threw 13.63 meters (44-8 3/4).

After the pentathlon and the first day of individual competition, the Pipers sit in seventh place in the 11-team meet. The MIAC indoor championships will conclude on Saturday, March 7, at Concordia.