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March 29, 1996

Track teams win home meet


The Concordia menās and womenās track teams each captured team titles in the ćSpring to Outdoorsä meet held at Olson Forum March 23.

The Cobber women dominated their competition. They won the team championship with 196 points, beating out three other teams, and won individual titles in all but one of the events.

Junior Sarah Severson captured the pole vault competition with a vault of seven feet six inches, which tied her personal best and set the Concordia all-time record in the event. She also prevailed in the 55-meter hurdles event with a time of 9.24 seconds.

First-year student Amanda Glas placed sixth in the 20-pound weight throw with a toss of 36 feet 5 1/2 inches. Her throw set a personal record and was the fourth best throw ever at Concordia.

Concordiaās 4x200 relay team ran their way into the Concordia record books with a 1:53:32 time, placing them fifth all-time and first in the meet. The team consisted of Severson and juniors Kristi Berger, Kelly Holecek and Michele Haugen.

Holecek set a personal best in the 200-meter dash to win the race with a time of 28:84. Haugen also won the 400-meter dash with a time of 62.30.

Sophomore Becky Kearns earned a place in the Concordia record books as well. Her 38-9 3/4 effort in the shot put placed her first in the meet and ninth all-time at Concordia.

Senior Sara Spohr also did well with 17-7 long jump, placing her sixth all time at Concordia.


Menās Track

On the menās side, the Cobbers performed just as well, winning the title with a score of 183 points.

The history books were re-written many times Saturday as records were set on over half the events.

Junior Pete Benson was a part of three of them. His time of 51:08 set a new standard in the 400-meter run and his 23.51 in the 200-meter run was also a meet best. Benson and first -year students Rob Nick, Mark Ochenrider and Jeremy Blake set the meet record with a time of 3:46.43 in the sprint medley relay.

In the triple jump, senior Alex Krivobokās leap of 45-6 1/2 not only broke the meet record, but also established a new school standard.

In the 4x400 meter relay, the Concordia team, consisting of juniors Chad Anderson, Bill Keating, Adam Lovehaug and first-year student Josh Lowman, smoked the rest of the field setting a new time to beat with 3:30.70.

Senior Aaron Banks also had his share of record-breakers. He won the 35-pound weight throw and shot put. His shot put effort of 58-7 1/2 and throw of 58-9 1/4 broke the fieldhouse and meet records in both events. The competition was so intense that not even breaking a record assured first place in the meet. Bensonās time in the 200 bested the old time, but so did Valley City State runner Trevor Bakalarās time of 23.23 prevailed.

In the pole vault, sophomore Josh Rhode had similar luck as he vaulted 13 feet only to place second to the eventual winner who jumped the bar at 14 feet.


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PAST ISSUES CONTAINING TRACK NEWS


Feb. 2, 1996Three firsts for women and two for men highlight NDSU track meet

Feb. 9, 1996--Men place eight in MIAC meet; three women in top 10

Feb. 16, 1996--Women's track sets two new marks at St. Cloud

Feb. 23, 1996Track teams finish second at Cobber Quadrangular Feb. 17

March 8, 1996--Frey and Banks to compete at Nationals

March 15, 1996--Banks defends shot put title, Frey takes ninth at Nationals


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