A final score of 224 points will win you a lot of track meets. On Saturday, April 14, however, Hamline found that total to be three points shy of host Luther at the annual Norse Relays in Decorah, Iowa. Hu had six winners and nine second place finishes to easily outdistance Division II Concordia-St. Paul and league foe St. Mary's.
Brennan McKeag made it two wins in less than 24 hours when he heaved the Shot Put 51-07.75 feet to defeat teammate Joe Morelli (50-.06.00). McKeag was joined in the winner's circle by sprinter Arthur Moore , who won the 400 Meter Hurdles with a 56.94 clocking; Kegan Sunderland in the High Jump (5-05.75); Shaise Schuette in the Pole Vault (14-05.25), Ben Johnson in the Triple Jump (44-05.25, nipping teammate Amani Lee, who came in at 43-07.25. HU went 1-2-3-4 in this event) and the 1600 Sprint medley quartet of DJ Weil, Andrew Thomas, Will Warmka and Jack Deichert. Their time of 3:30.81 set a Carleton Stadium record and was less than four second from the Norse Relays mark of 3:26.97 set 18 years ago.
The Piper relay teams had a very good day, finishing second in five other events.
Hamline is in action again next Saturday at Carleton.