|Leah Kay clears the bar in the high jump on her way to winning the event at the MIAC Championship Meet held at St. Mary's.|
Cobbers Get 21!
Courtesy of GoCobbers.com, Release: May 15, 2010
MIAC Outdoor Meet Rewind:
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Meet Results: MIAC Outdoor Meet Meet Results
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MIAC Outdoor Meet Team Results
1. St. Thomas - 168.0
MIAC Outdoor Meet Recap:
WINONA, Minn. (5/15/10)-- It was all aces and jacks for the Cobbers at the MIAC Outdoor Championship Meet in Winona on Saturday. Concordia finished in fourth place and pushed their streak of top 5 finishes at the outdoor meet to 21. CC ended the meet with 88.0 total team points and was only one point shy of a top 3 finish.
Besides the 21st consecutive top 5 finish for the Cobbers, the other top story came from Leah Kay who capped her conference career by winning the high jump with a national provisional qualifying height mark of 5-05.00. It is the first time a CC athlete has one an individual event at a conference meet since 2008 when Kay won the heptathlon. Her height in the high jump is the top mark in the conference this year and among the top 20 in the nation.
Kay also placed fourth in the javelin.
Other than Kay's win in the high jump, the Cobbers had three other athletes earn All-Conference honors for finishing in the top three in an event. Alexa Kleingartner finished in third place in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 15.31. That mark is a personal best for Kleingartner and fourth fastest in school history.
Kristin Slette qualified for the finals in the 400 meters and then bolted to a 57.45 in the finals to grab third place. That time is the third fastest in program history.
Katherine Brott was the final member of the All-Conference quartet. She also posted a third-place finish. She put up a toss of 127-02 in the javelin to earn her All-Conference award.
Perhaps the best overall performance of the conference meet weekend came from Tara Ray who recorded three different MIAC All-Conference Honrable Mention performances for finishing either fourth, fifth or sixth in an event. Ray had personal best times in the hurdle events and just missed a PR in the long jump. Her time of 15.45 in the 100-meter hurdles is the sixth fastest in school history and her mark of 65.36 in the 400-meter hurdles is also the sixth fastest in school history.
Two other Concordia athletes had All-MIAC Honorable Mention performances. Sophomore Tatijana MullerDahlberg had a fifth-place finish in the triple jump and junior Kristen Warren with sixth in both the shot put and javelin.
The Cobber 4x100-meter and 4x400-meter relay teams also posted All-Conference Honorable Mention performances. The 4x100-meter relay team was fifth with a time of 49.60 which is the third best in school history. The 4x400-meter quartet of Megan Hoffman, Ruth Ranum, Kay and Slette recorded a national provisional qualifying time of 3:56.44 but finished in sixth place in the final event of the meet. That time is a season best for CC and the sixth fastest in program history.
Concordia will now hit the qualifying circuit and try to record national provisional qualifying marks for the NCAA Meet which takes place on May 27-29 at Baldwin-Wallace College in Cleveland, Ohio.
MIAC OUTDOOR MEET @ St. Mary's - May 15
(places 1-3 + 1st place relays only):
(places 4-6 & relay places 2-6):
Tatijana MullerDahlberg, Kari Ludwig, Kristin Slette
400- Kristin Slette (prelim), Ruth Ranum, Kristin Slette (finals);
800- Megan Hoffman, Tara Ray (heptathlon), Kaari Jensen (heptathlon), Macey Bentley (heptathlon);
5000- Kristy Singlestad;
3000 steeplechase- Liz Hanson;
100 hurdles- Alexa Kleingartner, Tara Ray, Macey Bentley (heptathlon);
400 hurdles- Tara Ray (prelims), Kaari Jensen (prelims), Tara Ray (finals), Kaari Jensen (finals);
triple jump- Leah Kay;
high jump- Tatijana MullerDahlberg, Macey Bentley (tie) (heptathlon);
shot put- Kristen Warren, Tara Ray (heptathlon), Kaari Jensen (heptathlon), Macey Bentley (heptathlon);
javelin throw- Kaari Jensen, Brianne Thompson, Mary-Michael Vance;
heptathlon- Tara Ray, Kaari Jensen, Macey Bentley