Concordia posted another top three finish at the MIAC Outdoor Championship Meet at Hamline.

 
Another Top Three Finish!

Courtesy of GoCobbers.com, Release: May 10, 2008


Meet Rewind:

Heptathlon Results: MIAC Heptathlon Results

Final Meet Results: MIAC Meet Final Results

Meet Notables: Cobber Notables


Team Totals

Final Team Totals

1. St. Thomas - 262.0
2. Gustavus - 155.5
3. Concordia - 83.5
4. Hamline - 82.5
5. St. Benedict - 75.5
6. Bethel - 54.0
7. St. Olaf - 49.0
8. Carleton - 40.0
9. St. Catherine - 30.0
10. Saint Mary's - 15.0
11. Augsburg - 5.0
12. Macalester - 3.0


Meet Recap:

ST. PAUL, Minn. (5/10/08)-- For the ninth time in the past 12 seasons Concordia recorded a top three finish at the MIAC Outdoor Championship Track and Field Meet. The Cobbers used their youth and a quality core of field athletes to hold onto third place at the MIAC Meet held at Hamline on Saturday.

The Cobbers finished with a final team total of 83.5 points which was one point better than fourth-place Hamline. St. Thomas won the event with a final team total of 262.0 points.

The highlight of the meet came from Hailey Brenden who ran a 37:32.03 in the 10,000 meters and smashed the school record of 37.39.64 set by Marion Strand back in 1984. Brenden's time was good for second place in the race and provisionally qualified her for the NCAA National Meet. Brenden was the top Concordia finisher at the meet held at Hamline. Cobber sophomore Leah Kay won the heptathlon last week to earn the only individual event win for CC.

Brenden also finished fourth in the 5,000 meters. She posted a time of 18:05.48 which is a season best and is also the sixth fastest in school history.

Not surprisingly the Cobber field athletes scored the majority of the team's points at the meet. Of the 67.5 team points recorded on Friday or Saturday, 46 were scored in the field events alone. The top field event for Concordia was the javelin where CC recorded 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th place finishes.

Katherine Brott finished third in the javelin with a toss of 125-0. She was followed by Leah Kay (4th - 114-4), Kristen Warren (112-08) and Sara Sorbo (6th - 112-04). The javelin event alone accounted for 18 team points which is more than three schools scored in the entire meet.

Valerie Glynn, Emily Davis and Sarah Sorvaag earned the other All-Conference awards for finishing in the top three of an event. All three athletes placed third. Glynn recorded a distance of 35-05.25 in the triple jump, Davis posted a mark of 132-05 in the discus and Sorvaag had a toss of 148-03 in the hammer throw. Sorvaag's distance is a personal best and is the seventh best in program history. Sorvaage also went on to finish in eighth place in the discus.

The other top field event for Concordia was the high jump where Kay finished in fifth place with a height of 5-01.75. She was followed by Glynn who came in sixth place with a mark of 4-11.75 and Alyssa Deutschmann who was eighth with the same height.

The other Concordia point getters at the meet were Kierstin Nygaard who posted an eighth-place finish in the shot put, Maria Middelton who placed fifth in the 10,000 meters, Meagan Hansen who was eighth in the 10,000 meters as well and Kristin Slette who placed eighth in the 400 meters.


Cobber Notables:

MIAC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP MEET

MIAC CHAMPIONS:

Heptathlon – 4550 – Leah Kay

MIAC ALL-CONFERENCE

(places 1-3 + 1st place relays only):

1st - Heptathlon – 4550 points – Leah Kay

2nd – 10000 – 37:32.03 – Hailey Brenden

3rd – Triple Jump – 35-5.25 (10.80m) – Valerie Glynn

3rd – Discus Throw – 132-5 (40.37m) – Emily Davis

3rd – Hammer Throw – 148-3 (45.20m) – Sarah Sorvaag

3rd – Javelin Throw – 125-0 (38.10m) – Katherine Brott

3rd - Heptathlon - 3836 points – Tara Ray

MIAC ALL-CONFERENCE HONORABLE MENTION

(places 4-6 & relay places 2-6):

4th – 5000 – 18:05.48 – Hailey Brenden

4th – Javelin Throw – 114-4 (34.86m) – Leah Kay

5th – 10000 – 39:21.75 – Maria Middleton

5th – High Jump – 5-1.75 (1.57m) – Leah Kay

5th – Javelin Throw – 112-8 (34.35m) - Kristen Warren

6th – Javelin Throw – 112-4 (34.25m) – Sara Sorbo

6th tie – High Jump – 4-11.75 (1.52m) – Valerie Glynn

OTHER SCORERS (places 7-8)

7th – 4 x 100 Relay – 52.35 (52.03 prelim) – Alexa Kleingartner, Ruth Ranum, Tara Ray, Kristina Bruns

8th – 400 – 60.49 (59.74 prelim) – Kristin Slette

8th – 10000 – 40:49.38 – Meagan Hansen

8th - 4 x 800 Relay - 9:45.89 – Anna Hagen, Amanda Simon, Brittney Christianson, Ali Parsons

8th – High Jump – 4-11.75 (1.52m) – Alyssa Deutschmann

8th – Shot Put – 36-8.25 (11.18m) – Kierstin Nygaard

8th – Discus Throw – 125-8 (38.31m) – Sarah Sorvaag

NCAA PROVISIONAL NATIONAL QUALIFYING:

10000 – 37:32.03 – Hailey Brenden

Heptathlon – 4550 points – Leah Kay

SCHOOL RECORD:

10000 – 37:32.03 – Hailey Brenden

COBBER ALL-TIME TOP 10 PERFORMERS:

10000 – 37:32.03 – Hailey Brenden - Top 10-#1

Heptathlon - 4550 points – Leah Kay – Top 10-#2

5000 – 18:05.48 – Hailey Brenden – Top 10-#6

Hammer Throw – 148-3 (45.20m) – Sarah Sorvaag – Top 10-#7

10000 – 39:21.75 – Maria Middleton – Top 10-#9

3000 Steeplechase – 12:30.91 – Brittney Christianson – Top 10-#9

5000 – 18:45.01 – Maria Middleton – Top 10-#10

Heptathlon - 3836 points – Tara Ray – Top 10-#10 tie

PERSONAL RECORDS:

200- Leah Kay (heptathlon), Tara Ray (heptathlon);

800- Amanda Simon, Kim Hest, Leah Kay (heptathlon), Tara Ray (heptathlon);

1500- Britney Barnett, Emily Kanten;

5000- Hailey Brenden, Maria Middleton, Britney Barnett, Meagan Hansen;

10000- Hailey Brenden, Maria Middleton, Meagan Hansen;

steeplechase- Brittney Christianson;

100 hurdles- Leah Kay (heptathlon), Tara Ray (heptathlon);

400 hurdles- Brittney Kolstad; long jump- Leah Kay (heptathlon), Tara Ray (heptathlon) tie;

high jump- Tara Ray (heptathlon);

pole vault- Sarah Peterson;

shot put- Kierstin Nygaard;

hammer throw- Sarah Sorvaag;

javelin throw- Tara Ray (heptathlon);

heptathlon- Leah Kay, Tara Ray