The Hamline University throwing corps had a trio of athletes hit an NCAA provisional qualifying mark as the women's track and field team competed at UW-River Falls over the weekend.
Becky Culp had a huge throw in the discus, placing second to an unattached athlete with a mark well over the NCAA provisional standard. She threw 44.26 meters (145-2) in the meet.
Robyn Wernberg also hit the provo mark in the discus throw, finishing seventh with a throw of 42.70 meters (140-1).
In the hammer throw, Brenna Coyle threw 49.61 meters (162-9) to hit the NCAA provisional mark in that event. She finished second to a Division II competitor. Wernberg was sixth with a throw of 45.61 meters (149-8) and Culp was eighth at 43.29 meters (142-00).
Culp finished tenth in the shot put with a toss of 11.85 meters (38-10 1/2). Wernberg was 13th in the same event with a put of 11.67 meters (38-3 1/2).
Lynn Robohm tied for third place in the high jump, clearing 1.55 meters (5-1).
In the pole vault, Carly Braun and Arlene Behling tied for 11th, clearing 3.20 meters (10-6).
On the track, Lauren Howe finished fourth in the 3000-meter steeplechase, running the race in 11:46.80.
Jessica Kociscak placed seventh in the 1500-meter run with a time of 4:52.31. She was the highest finishing Division III competitor in the field.
In the 3000-meter run, Carolyn Bocovich finished eighth in 11:19.59 and Maria Theisen was ninth in 11:19.97. There was just one Division III athlete ahead of them in the final standings.
The Pipers next complete on Saturday, April 16, at St. Olaf. The meet begins at 9:30 a.m.Complete results