April 21, 2011

Schuette hits provisional mark as Pipers host Capitol City Championships

Shaise Schuette hit the NCAA Provisional mark in the pole vault as the Piper men hosted the Capitol City Championships.

Schuette had a strong day in the pole vault, hitting the NCAA provisional mark with his vault of 4.75 meters (15-7), placing first.

Andrew Johnson led the field in the steeple chase, running to a first place finish in 9:24.40.

Jack Deichert led the Pipers in the 800-meter run running to a first place finish in 1:56.06. Ian Campbell place third in 1:56.39 and Brendan Ruter placed sixth in 1:59.10.

In the sprints, Andrew Marnach recorded a second place finish in the 400-meter dash in 49.46. Christian Willman finished tenth in 50.82.

Christian Swanberg ran to a fourth place finish in the 100-meter dash in 11.59.

In the field events, Brennan McKeag won the shot put with a throw of 15.94 meters (52-3 3/4). Joe Morelli finished third with his throw of 13.50 meters (44-3 1/2).

McKeag also finished first in the hammer throw with a throw of 55.22 meters (181-2). Andrew Schlicting placed eighth with a throw of 48.29 meters (158-5) and Blake Springman placed ninth with 47.34 meters (155-4).

John Yates had a strong day in the javelin throw as he placed second with a throw of 46.44 meters (152-4).

In the jumps, Amani Lee had a big day in the high jump placing third with a jump of 1.83 meters (6-0). Lee also recorded a sixth place finish in the long jump with a jump of 6.38 meters (20-11 1/4). Travis Latzke placed eighth in the long jump, jumping 6.28 meters (20-7 1/4).

Ben Johnson had a strong performance in the triple jump, his jump of 13.34 meters (43-9 1/4) gave him a fourth place finish.

The Pipers are next in action at the Macalester Twilight meet on Wednesday, April 27th.