Hamline News

Pipers break four school records at the Macalester on Friday

Hamline school records in the 55-meter dash, 200-meter dash, pole vault, and 800 meter relay all fell as the Pipers competed at Macalester College on Friday in preparation for the MIAC Indoor Conference meet.

Christina Walker (So. Katy, Texas.) sprinted to a new indoor record in the 55-meter dash, running a time of 7.48. This time bettered the previous record of 7.49 set in 2006.

Walker also bettered her own record in the 200-meter dash, which she set one year previously at this meet. Her time of 26.50 improved her old mark by four-tenths of a second.

The 800 meter relay team of Hope Hertz (Fy. Elk River, Minn.), Keelie Sorenson (Fy. Brooklyn Park, Minn.), Kameron Argiannis (Sr. Eden Prairie, Minn.) and Walker finished with a time 1:46.26 improving the old school record set in 2009.

Arlene Behling (Sr. Plymouth, Minn.) broke the school record in the pole vault set in 2009. Her vault of 10-10 passed the record by one inch and placed her first at the meet.

Argiannis placed second in the 55-meter hurdles with her time of 8.89.

Jessica Kociscak (Sr. Anoka, Minn.) ran to a second place finish the 1000 meter run, finishing in 3:02.38. Sara Holland (Sr. Dousman, Wis.) was fourth with 3:04.13 and Maria Theisen (Fy. Minneapolis, Minn.) finished sixth running 3:13.08.

Kaitlyn Frenchick (Jr. Paynesville, Minn.) ran to a third place finish in the 600 meter run, finishing in 1:38.70.

The Pipers are next in action Thursday, March 3 - Saturday, March 6 at the MIAC Indoor Conference Championships hosted by St. Thomas University.