Branigan completed the race in 18:07.68, nearly ten seconds faster than her nearest competitor from the University of Minnesota.
Katelyn Frenchick (Fy., Paynesville, Minn.) finished second in the 1000 meter run with a time of 3:12.40.
In the field events, Katelyn Anderson (So., White Bear Lake, Minn.) had a successful pair of events in the long and triple jumps. She finished sixth in the long jump with a leap of 5.11 meters (16-9 1/4), and was seventh in the triple jump at 10.40 meters (34-1 1/2).
The Pipers will next compete in the Macalester Invite on Friday, February 27.