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1979 Men's Track and Field

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Despite the handicap of inclement weather and hobbled by injuries, the 1979 track team had a fine season.  The men finished fifth in the conference meet and qualified several for the NCAA Division III meet in Ohio.  Those qualifying were Steve Fox in the high and intermediate hurdles, Mike Ranum in the intermediate hurdles, Ron Kangas in the javelin, Bob Dale in the high jump, and John Mutschelknaus in both the 5,000 and 10,000 meter runs.  Steve Fox and Dave Jones were voted the Outstanding Track and Outstanding Field Event athletes respectively, and Mike Ranum received the Most Valuable Athlete award.  Metric events were run for the first time indoors in 1979 so many new records were established.

Men's Roster
Bob Shepley, Chuck Brown, Jay Monson, John Hanson, Greg Jerve, Tim Faust, Arne Benson, Tenner Thompson, Dave Klug, Rick Brandt, Mark Dale, Kevin Cease, Mike Ranum, Steve Fox, Bob Dale, Dave Jones, Ron Noyce, Jon Burkhardt, Paul Brown, Pete Hennum, Rob Veltkamp, Lyle Peterson, Kevin Mears, Warren Schulze, Craig Dresser, Scott Graves, Rich Westland, Dave Freeman, Mark Bruns, Kevin Wilkins, Dave Mortenson, Mike Paul, Kevin Johnson, Steve Kotyk, David Vikse, Nate Redlin, Ron Kangas, and Kerry Ward

Men's Schedule

MIAC Championships

1979    Hamline won the MIAC outdoor title.