Concordia prepared for the MIAC Championship Meet by competing at the St. Olaf Open.

MIAC Ready!

Courtesy of, Release: February 29, 2008

Meet Rewind:

Meet Results: St. Olaf Open Meet Results

Meet Notables: Cobber Notables

Meet Recap:

NORTHFIELD, Minn. (2/29/08)-- The Cobbers got themselves in shape for the upcoming MIAC Championship Meet by competing at the St. Olaf Open on Friday. Concordia squared off against six different schools from the conference and a handful of other DIII opponents and came away with the reassurance that they are right on track to post another top finish at the MIAC Meet on Feb. 6-8.

Once again the Cobbers had several outstanding individual performances which were highlighted by the second national provisional qualifying mark in the weight throw for junior Diane Moliva. Moliva posted a 49-8.25 earlier in the year and then proved it wasn't a fluke by recording a toss of 49-7.5 at the St. Olaf Open. That toss was good for fourth place in the event.

Freshman Hailey Brenden continues to warm to her first collegiate indoor season. After starting the season slowly, Brenden has jumped from the tracks and has gone faster and faster at each meet. In Northfield she ran a personal best in the mile, putting up a time of 5:14.69. That is the third fastest time in school history and it currently ranks her seventh in the conference. She finished second in the event after leading for most of the way. Her finishing time was less than two seconds off the event winner from Iowa Central.

The three other all-time top ten marks came from three different athletes that are all starting to make their mark on the indoor season. Katlin Anderson was the only event winner for Concordia. For the second straight week she jumped 5-3.25 in the high jump and won the event by two inches.

Freshman Alexa Kleingartner recorded her first sub nine-second finish in the 55-meter hurdles. She ran a 8.85 in the finals of the event and finished third. Earlier in the day she had ran a 9.20 in the preliminary heat. Kleingartner currently stands fifth in the MIAC in the event.

Kristin Slette has steadily put together a stellar indoor season. She ran a 27.46 in the 200 meters and finished in seventh place. Her time is the ninth fastest in program history in the event and is ninth fastest in the conference this year. Slette is also ranked in the top 15 in the MIAC in the 400 and 600 meters.

The Cobbers will cap their indoor season as a team when they compete in the MIAC Championship Meet on Feb. 6-8 at St. John's University.

Cobber Notables:

Weight Throw - 49-7.5 (15.12m) - Diane Moliva

200 - 27.46 - Kristin Slette - Top 10-#9
Mile - 5:14.69 - Hailey Brenden - Top 10-#3
55 Hurdles - 8.85 - Alexa Kleingartner - Top 10-#8
High Jump - 5-3.25 (1.61m) - Katlin Anderson - Top 10-#5 tie

55- Amanda Bakken (tie), Kaitlyn Boily

200- Kristin Slette, Amanda Bakken, Kaitlyn Boily

400- Kaitlyn Boily

600- Kristin Slette, Brittney Christianson

800- Amanda Simon

Mile- Hailey Brenden, Lauren Bostrom

3000- Britney Barnett

55 hurdles- Alexa Kleingartner

Long Jump- Kristina Bruns

High Jump- Katlin Anderson (tie), Rachel Pedersen (tie) Shot Put- Kierstin Nygaard, Johnna Kimmel

Weight Throw- Emily Davis, Kaitlin Weis, Kierstin Nygaard, Kristen Warren.