by Colin Beltz
The Men's track team now has eight qualifiers for the MIAC championship meet after the Bison Open at NDSU Saturday, and three women entered the Cobber record books.
The Cobbers were led by their senior captains Erik Lindquist and Aaron Banks. Lindquist earned the right to represent the Cobbers in the 500-meter run with a 1 minute 7.49 second time in the event Saturday to win 6th place.
Banks won the shot put with a throw of 57'00.50" and his throw of 56'0 captured the 35-pound weight category.
Senior Bill Keating placed 6th in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:57.62. In addition to being a personal record, it placed him ninth in the event all-time at Concordia and gave him the chance to run in the MIAC meet.
Junior Ryan Williams will also be in the final meet of the year as will junior Peter Benson. Williams advanced with a 44'08.25" effort in the long jump to finish in fourth place.
Benson finished third in the 400-meter run with a 50.99, and is third best in Concordia history.
On the women's side, sophomore Sarah Severson, first-year students Julie Engh, and Becky Kearns entered concordia's record books in the top ten in their events.
Kearns placed sixth in the 20-pound weight event with a 39-1/2 toss. That was the second best throw ever at Concordia.
Severson leaped 34-2 in the triple jump to give her a personal record, and the fifth best jump on record at Concordia.
Engh ran the 1000-meter race in 3:10.98, which earned her fourth place and 10th all-time at Concordia.
Both teams are at St. Cloud State tomorrow and Concordia will host a meet in Olson Forum Saturday, Feb.17.
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