Concordia freshman Valerie Glynn was one of three CC athletes who provisionally qualified for nationals at the Cobber Twilight Meet.
A Trio Of National Qualifiers!
Courtesy of GoCobbers.com, Release: April 15, 2008
Cobber Notables: Cobber Twilight Meet Notables
Final Team Totals
1. Concordia - 159.5
MOORHEAD, Minn. (3/15/08)-- The day couldn't have turned out any better for the Concordia women's track and field team on Tuesday. There was no snow on the ground and the sun was shining. On the track things were just as nice as the Cobbers won the Cobber Twilight as a team and had three athletes provisionally qualify for the NCAA Outdoor National Track & Field Meet.
Concordia used the depth of their overall squad to score 159.0 points in the meet and beat out NDSU by 24.5 points. The Cobbers were one of 13 teams competing in the annual Cobber Twilight Meet.
Individually, Concordia was led by a trio of freshmen who all posted national provisionally qualifying marks. Katherine Brott came up with a mark of 136-10 in the javelin, Emily Davis had a toss of 141-6 in the discus and Valerie Glynn recorded a distance of 36-11 in the triple jump. Brott and Glynn won their event while Davis finished fourth in the discus.
Brott's mark in the javelin is the top throw in the MIAC this season and is almost 10 feet farther than the national provisional qualifying distance of 127-0. She is currently ranked fifth in the nation. The toss by Davis was five feet farther than the national provisional qualifying mark of 136-2. Like Brott, she holds the top distance in the MIAC this season and is currently 12th in the country. Glynn's leap in the triple jump is right on the national provisional qualifying distance and is the second best in the conference this year. She is also 16th in the nation.
Brott and Glynn were two of the three Cobber event winners on the day. Britney Barnett ran a 19:29.45 in the 5000 meters and won the event by over a full minute.
Leah Kay, Kristin Slette, Lauren Bostrom, Amanda Bakken, Kristina Bruns and Kristin Warren all posted top three finishes for the Cobbers in the meet.
Concordia will split their squad over the weekend. Part of the team will head to the Kansas Relays to compete from Thursday through Saturday while the other part will participate in the UM-Morris Invite on Saturday, Apr. 19.
PROVISIONAL NATIONAL QUALIFIERS:
Discus Throw - Emily Davis - 141'6 (43.13m)
Javelin Throw - Katherine Brott - 136'10 (41.71m)
ALL-TIME TOP 10:
Javelin Throw - Katherine Brott - 136'10 (41.71m) - Top 10-#2
200- Kristin Slette, Kaitlyn Boily;
1500- Emily Kanten;
long jump- Amanda Bakken, Kristina Bruns, Val Glynn, Alyssa Deutschmann, Macey Bentley;
triple jump- Val Glynn, Kristina Bruns, Amanda Bakken, Macey Bentley, Stacey Sellner;
high jump- Alyssa Deutschmann;
pole vault- Sarah Peterson;
shot put- Kierstin Nygaard, Kory Bonnell, Nicole Gertken, Leah Kay, Johnna Kimmel;
discus throw- Emily Davis, Jessica Ascheman, Nicole Gertken;
hammer throw- Sarah Sorvaag, Kierstin Nygaard, Johnna Kimmel, Larissa Hansmeier;
javelin throw- Katherine Brott, Leah Kay, Mary Otis, Tara Ray.