Hamline News

May 13, 2011

Pipers compete in opening day of MIAC track & field meet

The Hamline University women put together a pair of All-MIAC finishes as the Pipers competed in the opening day of the MIAC championships at Gustavus Adolphus College.

At the end of the first day, the Piper women are in seventh place with 19.0 points. The host Gusties lead with 56.5 points.

The top three finishers in each event are All-MIAC while places four through six are All-Conference Honorable Mention.

Leading off the event finals for the day, Kameron Argiannis  jumped to a third place finish in the long jump, leaping 5.44 meters (17-10).

Robyn Wernberg also put together a third place finish, throwing 12.38 meters (40-7 ½) in the shot put. Becky Culp was fifth in the same event, throwing 12.11 meters (39-8 ¾).

To conclude the night, the 3200-meter relay team of Sara Holland, Kaitlyn Frenchick, Maria Theisen, and Jessica Kociscak placed sixth in 9:35.48.

Kociscak led the runners qualifying for Saturday’s finals as she posted the top time in her heat of the 1500-meter run, racing to the finish in 4:56.27. She is joined in the finals by Holland and Theisen.

The Piper 400-meter relay team also qualified for the finals, as did Argiannis in the 400-meter hurdles, and Christina Walker in the 200-meter dash.

The second day of the championships begins at 2:00 p.m. tomorrow at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter.