Hamline News

April 02, 2011

Pipers open outdoor season with strong performances at home invite

Hamline's event win on the day came in throws, as Robyn Wernberg (Sr., Brainerd, Minn.) won with a throw of 41.42 meters (135-11) in the discus throw. Becky Culp (So., Lino Lakes, Minn.) was second with a throw of 39.23 meters (128-8).

Brenna Coyle (Jr., Lindstrom, Minn.) then placed second in the hammer throw with a toss of 47.61 meters (156-2). Wernberg was sixth at 44.86 meters (147-2) and Culp was ninth at 40.67 meters (133-5).

Hamline distance runners competed well in the 5,000-meter run, which was led by four Division II runners from the University of Minnesota-Duluth. Jessica Kociscak (Sr., Anoka, Minn.) was the top-placing Division III athlete as she was fifth in 18:31.60.

A runner from Michigan Tech was sixth and Sara Holland (Sr., Dousman, Wis.) placed seventh in 18:44.0. Carolyn Bocovich (Jr., Andover, Minn.) was 12th in 19:26.78.

Christina Walker (So., Katy, Texas) had a pair of strong performances in the sprints, placing fifth in the 100-meter dash in 12.82 and then sixth in the 200-meter dash in 26.00.

At the 400-meter distance, Emily Brown-Phillips (Fy., Minneapolis, Minn.) was the top Piper, placing 14th in 1:03.08.

Kameron Argiannis (Sr., Eden Prairie, Minn.) was sixth in the 400-meter hurdles in 1:08.31 and then was 13th at the 100-meter hurdle distance in 16.65.

The Pipers rounded out the night with a fifth-place finish in the 1600-meter relay. The team of Argiannis, Kaitlyn Frenchick (Jr., Paynesville, Minn.), Brown-Phillips, and Dani Vitali (Fy., Chisago Lakes, Minn.) ran the relay in 4:13.07.

In the field events, Arlene Behling (Sr., Plymouth, Minn.) finished third in the pole vault, clearing 3.25 meters (10-8). Stephanie Jenkins (So., Wentzville, Mo.) was sixth, also at the same height, and Carly Braun (So., St. Cloud, Minn.) was eighth, clearing 3.10 meters (10-2).

In the long jump, Argiannis has a leap of 4.89 meters (16-1/2) to finish seventh. Lynn Robohm (Jr., Rosemount, Minn.) placed eighth in the high jump, clearing 1.50 meters (4-11).