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Cobber Championship Crew Gears Up at the Cobber Open.
MOORHEAD-- Concordia continued on their quest to capture their second straight MIAC Championship crown as they hosted the top regional teams from NCAA Division I, II and NAIA. The Cobbers appeared to be right on track after claiming last spring's outdoor title as they broke one school record and had seven different performances crack the top ten on the all-time performance list for the school.

Concordia claimed individual event titles in the 1000 meters and in two different relay events. Jen St. John, one of this year's biggest stories for the Cobbers as she emerges as a top-flight middle distance runner, won the 1000 meters in a time of 3:05.33, which was over one second faster than the runner-up finisher. Her time is also the second fastest in the MIAC to date. 

Concordia's distance medley relay team and shuttle hurdle relay team also took home victories. The shuttle hurdle relay team of Nicole Plante, Leah Hegland, Jill Fancher and Emily Tollefson won the event and set a school record in the process. The team blazed to a time of 35.20, which shatters the old mark of almost two full seconds. The distance medley relay's (Jen St. John, Fancher, Rachel Charpentier, Natalie Hanson) time of 13:02.05 won the event by almost four seconds and places them #6 on the school's all-time performance chart. It is also the fastest time turned in by any school in the MIAC this year. 

Other top individual performers for Marv Roeske's crew included Hanson, Amy Ravenhorst, Alissa Bilden, Angie Pfeiffer, Erin Anderson and Lindsay Kuznia.

Hanson and Ravenhorst went 2-4 in the 800 meters. Hanson recorded a time of 2:20.45, which is the fourth fastest time ever run by a Cobber in the event. Ravenhorst finished fourth in a time of 2:21.47. That mark is the seventh fastest on the all-time list. 

Three, non-top ten school times but top three in the event finishes, were turned in by Bilden, Pfeiffer and Anderson. Bilden finished second in the 600 meters in a time of 1:42.23. Pfeiffer, one of the league's premiere sprinters clocked a 59.33 in the 400 meters and finished third. That is the fastest time in the MIAC this season. Anderson brought home a runner-up finish in the 3000 meters in a time of 12:01.47. 

Kuznia provided a spark for the Cobber field athletes. Competing in one of the biggest pole vault fields in the region, Kuznia posted a vault of 10-6 and finished in a tie for the fifth best height. For Kuznia, it was a personal best and is also the second best mark posted by a Cobber athlete in the history of the program. Her height was part of a field of 14 athletes that all vaulted over 10 feet.

Concordia's next competition will come at the St. Ben's Triangualar Meet on February 12 at 1:00pm. 

Cobber Open Meet Results

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Cobber Open Notables
Shuttle Hurdle Relay – 35.20 – Nicole Plante, Leah Hegland, Jill Fancher, Emily Tollefson

800 – 2:20.45 – Natalie Hanson - Top 10-#4
800 – 2:21.47 – Amy Ravenhorst – Top 10-#7
1000 – 3:05.33 – Jen St. John – Top 10-#7
Pole Vault – 10-6 – Lindsay Kuznia – Top 10-#2
4 x 400 Relay – 4:08.78 – Alissa Bilden, Amy Ravenhorst, Kelly Olson, Angie Pfeiffer - Top 10-#10
Distance Medley Relay – 13:02.05 – 1200-Jen St. John, 400-Jill Fancher, 800-Rachel Charpentier, 1600-Natalie Hanson – Top 10-#6
Shuttle Hurdle Relay – 35.20 – Nicole Plante, Leah Hegland, Jill Fancher, Emily Tollefson – Top 10-#1

55 hurdles- Jill Fancher (prelims & finals), Amber Schackman; 55- Sarah Sorvaag; 200- Nicole Plante; 600- Marlee Nasset; 800- Natalie Hanson, Rachel Charpentier; 1000- Jen St. John; 1500- Nicki Brusven, Ali Parsons; long jump- Crystal Reeves, Meghan Johansen; triple jump- Crystal Reeves; high jump- Stephanie Leer; Crystal Reeves; pole vault- Lindsay Kuznia; shot put- Sarah Sorvaag, Amber Schackman.
Cobber Open Schedule
Track Events
12:45 p.m. 4 x 200 Meter-Women;  4 x 200 Meter-Men
1:05 p.m. 5000 Meter-Women (Lanes 1-3);  5000 Meter-Men (Lanes 4-6)
1:35 p.m. 55 Meter High Hurdles-Women-Prelims;  55 Meter High Hurdles-Men-Prelims
1:55 p.m. 55 Meter-Women-Prelims;  55 Meter-Men-Prelims
2:20 p.m. 1500 Meter-Women;  1500 Meter-Men
2:50 p.m. 400 Meter-Women; 400 Meter-Men
3:10 p.m. 600 Meter-Women; 600 Meter-Men
* note: men run first in 55 dash & 55H finals only
3:20 p.m. 55 Meter High Hurdles-Men-Finals;  55 Meter High Hurdles-Women-Finals
3:35 p.m. 55 Meter-Men;  55 Meter-Women
3:45 p.m. 800 Meter-Women;  800 Meter-Men
4:00 p.m. 1000 Meter-Women;  1000 Meter-Men
4:10 p.m 200 Meter-Women;  200 Meter-Men
4:30 p.m 3000 Meter-Women (Lanes 1-3);  3000 Meter-Men (Lanes 4-6)
4:50 p.m. Distance Medley Relay;  (1200-400-800-1600)
* note: DMR-men & women- one race if limited teams
5:20 p.m. 4 x 400 Meter-Women;  4 x 400 Meter-Men

Field Events
12:00 p.m. Long Jump – Women
Long Jump – Men to follow Women’s LJ
Triple Jump – Women to follow Men’s LJ
Triple Jump – Men to follow Women’s TJ
12:30 p.m. 20# Wt. – Women (South Ring)
35# Wt. – Men to follow Women’s 20# Weight
12:30 p.m. Shot Put – Men (North Ring)
Shot Put – Women (North Ring) to follow Men
12:00 p.m. Pole Vault – Men
Pole Vault – Women to follow Men’s PV
1:00 p.m. High Jump – Women
High Jump – Men to follow Women

* Prelims 3 throws/jumps – 9 to finals – except triple jump 4 jumps, no finals.

Cobber Open Meet Information
Entries: Due by Friday, February 4, 2005 - 5:00 p.m. to: gzlarson@cord.edu.  All entries must be done by email.  Please wait until at least the day before to send entries as it will limit the number of changes/scratches/adds.  If you have additions meet day, please stop by the North Balcony  to list them on the add sheet.

1)  E-mail list to Garrick Larson: gzlarson@cord.edu
2)  List the team name and gender in the subject line (example:  Concordia Men).
3)  Within my original email, under each of the events listed, type the first name <space> last name <comma><space> performance.  Please use ":" between minutes and seconds and "." between seconds and tenths/hundredths of seconds.  Field events may be in feet and inches or metric.  You do not need to include the inch symbol (").  Follow the same pattern for each event.  For example:
>>400 Meter
Ryan Steines, 49.24
Ralph Jones, 50.21
>>800 Meter
Justin Backlund, 1:59.02
Ralph Jones, 2:03.40
Ben Remert, 2:06.77
>>Long Jump
John Leeper, 23'6.25

Entry Fee: $5.00 per person or $75.00 per team, men and women separately. Please pay in the North Balcony.

Eligibility: Collegiate and open athletes.  Unlimited entries.  No limit on the number of Relay teams.

Scoring: No team scoring will be kept.

Declaration: Section/Flight sheets and receipts may be picked up in the balcony.  Final confirmation of the entries needs to be made at the Scorer's Table in the balcony overlooking the finish line prior to the start of the meet.  A limited number of additions may be made prior to the meet at the Scorer’s Table.

Schedule: Tentative time schedule enclosed.  The schedule may be changed based on the number of teams/entries.  Check at the Scorer's Table prior to the meet for any changes in the schedule.

Running Events: Six lane, flat 200M EPDM encapsulated surface (resurfaced in 2004) - 1/8-1/4" non-pin spikes.  4x200 Meter Relay will be run with an eight turn stagger, running lanes the whole way.  Preliminaries and Final in the 55 M and 55 M Hurdles only, all other events run as timed finals.  Events will be seeded by time.  Please make accurate entries.  In the 55 Meter Dash and 55 Meter Hurdles the Heat Winners advance to the Final, plus the next fastest time(s) to fill lanes, if necessary.  If there are more than 7 heats we will have a two section timed final with the 7 fastest heat winners in the same section.  The best performances will compete in the first section for all running events.  The 200 Meter will be seeded at the Start Line 15 minutes prior to the start.

Field Events: Long Jump, Triple Jump, Shot Put and Weight Throw will be 3 preliminary attempts with top 9 to Finals.
 LJ and TJ off EPDM surface - 1/8-1/4" non-pin spikes, must be pyramid type.
 Pole Vault off synthetic surface - 1/8-1/4" non-pin spikes, must be pyramid type.  Please stay off the infield.
 HJ off tartan surface - NO SPIKES ALLOWED
 Shot Put and Weight Throw off wood surface.
 The highest seeds will compete in the last flight for all field events.

Spikes: 1/8-1/4" non-pin spikes, must be pyramid type.  NO SPIKES ALLOWED ON THE INFIELD.

Starting Blocks: Standard starting blocks will be provided. Specialty blocks will be allowed but must be furnished by athlete's institution.

Disqualifications:  Athletes will be disqualified for unsportspersonlike behavior, including but not limited to foul language, taunting opponents and berating officials.  NCAA rules apply.

Team Camps: May be on the infield or in the balcony.

Locker Room: Facilities are available in the adjacent Memorial Fieldhouse. Please supply your own towels and locks.  Take care of your own valuables.

Athletic Training:  A certified athletic trainer and student athletic trainers will be on site one hour prior to the first event until 30 minutes after the last event has concluded.  If any treatments are needed please bring instructions signed by your institution's certified athletic trainer.  Please bring your own athletic training kit with taping supplies.

For answers to questions or more information please contact:
Garrick Larson
Head Men's Track and Field Coach
e-mail: gzlarson@cord.edu
phone: w(218) 299-4304, h(218) 287-1047, c(218) 790-2306
Marv Roeske 
Head Women's Track and Field Coach
e-mail: roeske@cord.edu
phone: w(218) 299-4163, h(701) 271-0510


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