|Cobber junior Giles Henry posted an NCAA provisional qualifying mark in the discus at SJU and also placed fourth in the shot put.|
Saint Concordia Competes At SJU!
Courtesy of GoCobbers.com, Release: May 8, 2010
Meet Results: Meet of the Saints Meet Results
COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. (5/8/10)-- Fans of the famous Sesame Street sketch "one of these things doesn't belong here" would have been excited to see the roster of the teams for the Meet of the Saints meet held in Collegeville on Saturday. Let's see, there was host Saint John's, St. Thomas, St. Olaf and oh yeah - Concordia. Which one doesn't belong on tha list?
The Cobbers were given a special exemption for the day and turned into Saint Concordia as they finished in third place at the meet. The Cobbers posted 110.0 total teams points and were behind meet champion Saint John's and runner-up St. Thomas. Saint Concordia used the meet as their final tune up before the MIAC Outdoor Championship Meet when they will return to being just Concordia.
Giles Henry made the biggest splash for Saint Concordia at the meet. Henry finished second in the discus with a national provisional qualifying distance of 154-06.00. That mark is four inches better than the NCAA provisional standard of 154-02.00. It is also the fourth farthest discus toss in school history and best mark in nine years. Henry also finished fourth in the shot put with a mark of 43-06.50.
Felix Okoth continued his torrid sophomore season. He finished in the top 5 in two events and added another meet triple jump title to his resume. Okoth recorded a distance of 45-01.50 and won the event by almost four feet. Okoth's other top 5 mark came in the long jump where he finished fifth with a leap of 20-04.25.
Seth Lage was the only other event winner for Saint Concordia. The freshman put up a personal-best mark of 150-10.00 in the javelin. It was the first time in the outdoor season that Lage competed in the event.
Saint Concordia had two other athletes finish in the top 5 of the javelin. Andrew Raske was third with a distance of 143-6 and Luke Hvidston was fifth at 136-07.
The Saint Concordia track athletes had five top 5 finishes and were led by David Beery who finished third in the 200 meters with a time of 22.83. That time is just outside his season-best mark of 22.74.
Saint Concordia will turn back into plain old Concordia when they compete in the MIAC Outdoor Championship Meet on May 14-15 at St. Mary's in Winona.