A year ago, Hamline came within an eyelash of ending St.
Thomas’ 27-year reign as MIAC Indoor Track & Field Champions, losing out by
a mere eight points. In 2012, the Pipers will send a veteran contingent that a
strong field team and a rapidly improving track side in an effort to overtake
In the Weight Throw, seniors Brennan McKeag and Andrew
Schlicting have been sitting 1-2 all year … exactly where they finished in last
year’s meet. Both have been MIAC Field
Athletes Of The Week. Mckeag and Joe Morelli also stand 1-2 in conference in the
Shot Put going into this meet. Their performances have overshadowed soph Ben Dvorak, who has
also been in the Top Ten this year.
Shaise Schuette, who has also been a MIAC Field AOTW this winter, ranks second in the Pole Vault. (Mark Volker, a
freshman, also ranks in the Top Ten.)
But the Pipers are more than just top heavy in the field
events. They have some real depth as exhibited by Travis Latzke and Amani Lee,
who come into this meet third and fifth respectively in the Triple Jump. Latzke
and teammate Derrick Mora also rank in the Top Ten in The Long Jump.
As one would expect (considering their Cross Country
pedigree), there is also a slew of talented distance runners. Devin Monson has been
rated second most of the winter in the 3000 Meter Run. Fellow senior Ellis
Richardson has also had a good season and is expected to seriously contend for
a top five finish. Monson and Richardson come into the 5000 Meter Run ranked 1-2 in the league. Another senior, Jack Deichert, has been terrific in the 1000
Meter Run, coming in with the best time recorded (2:29.47) of all the listed entrants.
Deichert also ranks third in the Mile Run but his top time of 4:12.46 is
only two seconds off the top time recorded this winter. The talented senior
sits fourth in the 800 Meter Run.
In the sprints, Christian Willman has been solidly
consistent in the 200 and 400 Meter Dashes.
Mora is in the Top 10 for the 60 Meter Dash . A pair of freshmen –
Arthur Moore and Eric Hanson – have been consistent contenders in the 55 Meter
Hurdles. Moore’s time of 8.05 seconds in a mere .03 away from being the best
time noted this year. More has also been solid in the 60 Meter Hurdles, coming
in a mere .06 short of the best time of the year. DJ Weil ranks sixth in the 200 meter Dash but his best time is less than a second off the 22.26 that is the best recorded in the league this year.
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