Hamline News

Piper women place third at MIAC Championships

The Hamline University women's track and field team posted their best finish in school history as they finished third at the 2011 MIAC Indoor Track & Field Championships.

Hamline recorded 88.0 points, tying Gustavus Adolphus for third. The host Tommies won the meet with 146.0 points and Saint Benedict tallied 107.0 points for second place.

At the conference championships, the first three finishers are All-MIAC and places four through six are honorable mention all-conference. The top eight finishers score points in the meet standings for the team.

Kameron Argiannis (Sr., Eden Prairie, Minn.), Kaitlyn Frenchick (Jr., Paynesville, Minn.), Keelie Sorenson (Fy., Brooklyn Park, Minn.), and Christina Walker (So., Katy, Texas) finished off the meet for the Pipers with a third-place finish in the 1600-meter relay. They ran the race in 4:04.10.

Prior to that, the Pipers had a great day across the board, setting a pair of new school records and putting together several All-Conference list performances.

Walker broke her own school record in the 200-meter dash 26.40 as she finished sixth. Her previous record was 26.50.

In the pole vault, Carly Braun (So., St. Cloud, Minn.) finished third as she cleared 11-1 3/4 to set the new indoor record for the Pipers. The previous record was set just a week ago by Arlene Behling (Sr., Plymouth, Minn.) at 10-10.

In the shot put, Becky Culp (So., Lino Lake, Minn.) finished second with a throw of 41-8 3/4 (12.72 meters). Robyn Wernberg (Sr., Brainerd, Minn.) was fourth with a put of 39-6 (12.04 meters).

Jessica Kociscak (Sr., Anoka, Minn.) placed fifth in the 1,000-meter run, crossing the line in 3:06.55.

Katelyn Frenchick (Jr., Paynesville, Minn.) finished fifth in the 600-meter dash in 1:39.16 while Argiannis placed seventh in 1:40.10.

In the 800-meter relay, Hamline took sixth place with the team of Hope Hertz (Fy., Elk River, Minn.), Sorenson, Argiannis, and Walker. They ran the relay in 1:47.30.