Concordia prepared for the MIAC Championship Meet by competing at the St. Olaf Open.
Courtesy of GoCobbers.com, Release: February 29, 2008
Meet Results: St. Olaf Open Meet Results
Meet Notables: Cobber Notables
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.
ST. OLAF OPEN
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.