|Tatijana MullerDahlberg recorded a distance of over 36 feet in the triple jump for the sixth straigh week at the MIAC Meet.|
Not So Great Eighth-Place Finish!
Courtesy of GoCobbers.com, Release: March 6, 2010
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NORTHFIELD, Minn. (3/6/10)-- Concordia finished the 2010 MIAC Indoor Meet with three All-Conference performances, a pair of All-MIAC Honorable Mention awards, two national provisional qualifying scores, one school record and 30 personal best marks. Normally that would make for a very successful meet but when you are used to top 5 team finishes, an eighth-place finish seems a little hollow.
The Cobbers dropped two places after the first day at the MIAC Indoor Meet and finished eighth at the annual conference competition held at Carleton on Saturday.
The Cobbers started the meet with a bang but then slowly fizzled throughout the final two days. Concordia multi-event athletes Leah Kay and Tara Ray posted a pair of national provisional qualifying marks in the pentathlon on Thursday and finished third and fourth in the event. Kay recorded a school-record total of 3,345 points, breaking her own school mark she set last year. Ray put a cap on her outstanding indoor season by finishing fourth and collecting a personal-best score of 3,036. That mark is the fourth best in school history.
In the main part of the conference meet, Kay and Ray also produced top 8 finishes in a pair of other events. Kay cleared the bar at 5-02.50 in the high jump and finished in second place. Spurred on by her top 5 finish in the pentathlon, Ray went out and ran a personal best time of 9.14 in the 55-meter hurdles and finished in eighth place.
Marv Roeske's crew had one other All-Conference performer. Sophomore Tatijana MullerDahlberg claimed the runner-up position in the triple jump. The top conference triple jumper heading into the meet, MullerDahlberg was beaten in the very last jump of the event. She owned the top distance heading into the final round and then watched as the competitor immediately in front of her topped her best distance of 36-02.75. She had to settle for second place and the knowledge that she put together six consecutive meets where she posted a distance of over 36-feet in the triple jump. MullerDahlberg also had a personal best mark in the high jump and finished in eighth place.
Alyssa Deutschmann was the only other Cobber to come away with a conference award. She jumped 5-05.50 in the high jump and finished in sixth place. Deutschmann also placed eighth in the triple jump with a personal-best mark of 34-00.75.
Four other Concordia athletes scored team points in individual events at the meet. Alexa Kleingartner finished seventh in the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 9.05. Emily Davis had a toss of 49-01.50 in the preliminary heat of the weight throw, but couldn't go farther in the finals and finished in seventh place. Kaari Jensen gave the Cobbers three athletes in the top seven in the pentathlon as she scored 2,697 points and was also seventh.
The loudest cheer of the meet from a Cobber athlete came from junior Larissa Hansmeier, who let go a personal-best heave of 38-06.25 in the preliminary heat to qualify for the finals and helping CC get valuable team points and promptly let out a Tiger-esque roar. Hansmeier's previous season best was 37-06.50 and she entered the meet seeded 13th. Unfortunately Hansmeier was unable to better the mark in the finals and finished in eighth place.
Kay will represent the Cobbers at the NCAA National Indoor Meet on Mar. 12-13 at DePaw University in Greencastle, Ind. The rest of the team will prepare for the outdoor season which starts on Mar. 27 at the St. Ben's Invite at St. John's.
MIAC CHAMPIONSHIP MEET @ Carleton - March 5-6
(places 1-3 + 1st place relays only):
MIAC ALL-CONFERENCE HONORABLE MENTION
(places 4-6 & relay places 2-6):
OTHER SCORERS (places 7-8)
NCAA PROVISIONAL NATIONAL QUALIFYING:
Pentathlon - 3345 points – Leah Kay
COBBER ALL-TIME TOP 10 PERFORMERS:
800- Mary-Michael Vance, Kristiana Sather, Leah Kay (pentathlon), Tara Ray (pentathlon), Kaari Jensen (pentathlon), Macey Bentley (pentathlon), Kristin Boyum (pentathlon);
1000- Liz Hanson;
Mile- Shelby Goettemoeller, Maddie Covington,
3000- Anna Hagen;
Kristin Boyum (pentathlon);
Long Jump- Trina Gerzema (tie), Macey Bentley (pentathlon), Kristin Boyum (pentathlon);
Triple Jump- Alyssa Deutschmann;
High Jump- Tatijana MullerDahlberg (tie), Kaari Jensen (pentathlon), Macey Bentley (pentathlon), Kristin Boyum (pentathlon);
Shot Put- Larissa Hansmeier, Kristin Boyum (pentathlon), Weight Throw- Kierstin Nygaard;
Pentathlon- Leah Kay, Tara Ray.