Welcome to the club, Maria Theisen. The sophomore ran the 800 meters in 2:15.48 at the Hamline Twilight Meet April 25 at Klas Field. That is currently the 33rd best time among Division III women track and field competitors in the latest rankings released by the USTFCCCA (United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association).
As has been the case most of the season, junior Becky Culp has a dual national listing among track's elite. Culp is 10th in the Discus (144-0) and sits 14th in the Shot Put (43-5 3/4). Brenna Coyle is the other HU women's member in the Top Ten, ranking seventh in the Hammer with a 173-2 effort. Shawny Kramer, a freshman is tied for 18th at 164-4.
As a results of a good day at last week's Hamline Invitational, HU ranks 10th in the central region this week. In addition to Theisen's performance, Stephanie Jenkins sits second regionally in the Pole Vault (11- 1/4). Culp earned a third regional ranking, sitting seventh in the Hammer (156-5).
The Pipers will have a few hectic days as they prep for next week's MIAC meet in Moorhead. On May 2, they will take part in the Tommie Twilight meet at O'Shaughnessy Stadium on the UST campus. They return to Klas Field May 4-5 for the annual Meet Of the Unsaintly. The annual meet draws one of the best field around every year. Augsburg, Bethel, Carleton, Concordia-St. Paul, Gustavus, Macalester, St.
Kates, St. Thomas, St. Scholastica, U of Minnesota, Minnesota-Duluth, Minnesota State-Mankato and Minnesota State-Moorhead are scheduled to be on hand to challenge the Pipers.
Individual rankings here