|Tommy Mammen hands off to Jason Sather in the Cobbers' record-setting 4x200-meter relay at the MIAC Meet.|
4x200 Breaks School Record!
Courtesy of GoCobbers.com, Release: March 6, 2010
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NORTHFIELD, Minn. (3/6/10)-- Concordia had several solid individual performances and one record-setting relay at the MIAC Indoor Championship Meet at Carleton on Saturday. As a team the Cobbers finished in eighth place which was one place ahead of their seed heading into the meet. CC finished with 31.0 team points.
The highlight of the meet came from the 4x200-meter relay team of John Bye, Luke Hvidston, Tommy Mammen, and Jason Sather who clocked a 1:32.04 and broke eight-year -old school record set back of 1:32.29. The Cobbers finished in fourth place to
The record-setting relay was just one of the many top performances for Mammen who has recently become one of the top sprinters in the conference. Mammen finished in the top 10 in the two sprints at the meet and posted top 7 all-time school marks in the process. He ran a 6.72 in the finals of the 55-meter dash and finished sixth. Mammen's best time in the event came in the preliminary heats where he posted a 6.67. That time is a personal best and ties for the sixth fastest in school history. In the 200 meters, Mammen sped to a 23.09 and was in 10th place. That time is the third fastest time in program history.
Hvidston, Mammen's teammate on the relay, had the biggest eye-catching event of the meet for Concordia. He uncorked a distance of 21-02.75 in the long jump and placed fourth. Hvidston's previous season best was 20-08.00 in the Cobber Open and he entered the conference meet seeded 10th.
Sophomore jumper Felix Okoth was the only other Cobber athlete to earn All-Conference honors for finishing in the top 3 in an event. Okoth, who had been battling a hamstring injury, posted a distance of 45-01.00 in the triple jump and finished in third place.
CC junior distance runner Tom Sederquist was the only other member of Concordia to earn All-Conference Honorable Mention honors for finishing from fourth to sixth. Sederquist finished fourth in the 5000 meters in a time of 15:11.39 and was sixth in the 3000 meters with a mark of 8:48.76. In the 5K he was less than two seconds away from finishing in the top 3 and earning All-Conference honors.
The only other Cobber athletes to finish in the top 10 of an event were Dan Thorson and Andrew Overson in the pole vault. It marks the first time that Concordia has had two athletes finish in the top 10 of the pole at a conference meet since 1996 when Ryan Williams and Dan Buchholz accomplished the feat at the MIAC Outdoor Meet.
Concordia will now set their sights on outdoor competition. The Cobbers will next compete at the St. John's Invite on Mar. 27 in Collegeville.