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2004-05 MIAC Indoor Track & Field
Championship Meet
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Women's Track and Field Championship Notes
(men's championship notes)

Augsburg
For the third time in the seven weeks of the indoor track and field season, Augsburg College's Tonnisha Bell (Jr., Minneapolis, Minn./Washburn HS) has earned MIAC Women's Track Athlete of the Week honors. • At the St. Olaf Ole Open on Friday, Bell set a school record and an NCAA automatic qualifying time in the women's 55-meter dash, with a 7.09-second effort to win the event. The NCAA championships automatic-qualifying standard is 7.14 seconds. Bell's time currently stands as the second-fastest time nationally among D-III runners leading up to the national championships. • Bell also won the women's 200-meter dash in 25.60 at the St. Olaf meet, setting a new St. Olaf Tostrud Fieldhouse record in the process. • Leading up to this weekend's MIAC indoor meet, teammates Hannah Dietrich (Sr., Luverne, Minn.) and Ellen Waldow (Jr., Lanesboro, Minn.) have the top two times in the conference in the women's 800-meter.

Bethel
Amy Lyons set a Bethel record in the 5000 m (18.16)

Carleton
Rachel Sinclair (So./Lexington, S.C.) won the shot put and Liz Durham (So./Portsmouth, R.I.) captured first place in the weight throw as the Knights competed for the last time before the conference championships by hosting the Pre-MIAC Meet. • Rookie Katherine Wingert (Coronado, Calif.) is ranked first in the 1,000 meters and third in the mile run heading into the 2005 MIAC Indoor Championships. • Sinclair enters the conference meet ranked second in the shot put and Durham first in the weight throw.

Concordia
Concordia will be looking to capture their second consecutive MIAC Track and Field Championship this weekend. The Cobbers won the 2004 MIAC Outdoor Track and Field Championship by outrunning perennial champion St. Thomas 119.7-115.0. No team other than Concordia or St. Thomas has ever won the indoor conference title since the league initiated indoor track and field in 1985. • Nicole Plante (Sr., Fort Benson, Mont.) will compete in the pentathlon as well as several other events. She currently has the second-best score in the pentathlon this season. Last year she finished second in the pentathlon and placed eighth in the 55-meter hurdles. • Two of Concordia’s top athletes also played on the Cobber women’s soccer team that finished second in the MIAC. Amy Ravenhorst (So., Hollandale, Minn.) and Jill Fancher (So., Burnsville, Minn.) are both expected to finish in the top ten in multiple events and both will be key members of the Cobber 4x400-meter relay team is ranked seventh in the 400 meters and seventh in the 800 meters. Fancher, is currently ranked in the top ten in the MIAC in the 55-meter hurdles, 400 meters and is in the top 15 in the 200 meters.

Gustavus
The Gustavus women's track and field team competed in the Pre-MIAC meet at Carleton College on Friday, February 25. No team scores were kept. Blythe Bittman placed first in the 55-meter dash, Ashley Cronen placed first in the 400-meter dash, Ali Cordie won the 600-meter dash, Lydia Davitt won the mile run, Saria Lindeman won the triple jump, and Shann Dawson cleared a NCAA provisional qualifying height of 11'2.5" to place first in the pole vault

Hamline
Senior Keidra Anderson (Minocqua, Wis.) reached an NCAA provisional mark in the 5000-meter run at the Meeting of the Hearts on Feb. 12. The time of 17:52.41 was also a school record. • The distance medley relay team of Lacee Schrupp, Dana Luiken, Sara Burns, and Keidra Anderson set the school record Saturday at the Ole Open. They finished the race in 12:33.08. • Sophomore Dana Luiken (Chatfield, Minn.) set the school record in the pentathlon with a score of 2799. Senior Danielle St. Louis (Hales Corner, Wis.) also bettered the old record, scoring 2784 points.

Macalester
The Scots feature a pair of sophomores who could place high in a couple events each, returning All-MIAC triple jumpers Susan Brown and Kaela Schramm, who placed second and third, respectively, last season.  Brown is also a threat in the high jump, as is Schramm in the 550-meter hurdles. • Koby Hagen placed second a year ago in the 1000 meters and joins Allie Woerpel and Emily Stafford to give Macalester a trio of top challengers in the middle distance races. • Outdoor MIAC hurdle champ Kirsten Fristad joins Schramm to give Mac a talented tandem in the high hurdles. • Macalester had four winning efforts and an additional four runner-up efforts Friday at the Carleton Pre-MIAC Meet in Northfield, the final tuneup for this weekend’s MIAC championships. • The Scots received first-place finishes at Carleton from Emily Stafford (Jr., Burnsville, Minn.) in the 800 meters, Allie Woerpel (So., Mequon, Wis. / Homestead) in the 1000 meters, Kaela Schramm (So., St. Paul, Minn. / Como Park) in the 55-meter high hurdles and Susan Brown (So., Kingston, Jamaica / Meadowbrook) in the long jump.

Saint Benedict
The Blazer track and field team competed at the Ole Open at St. Olaf College last week. No team scores were kept. Junior Patti Clintsman (Maplewood, Minn.) came in second in the 55 meter dash with an NCAA-qualifying time of 7.26. Junior Jenna Wendorff (Fulda, Minn.) won the shot put with a distance of 13.37 meters, beating her previous record of 13.05 meters set on Feb. 12. 

Saint Mary’s 
SMU set four more school records, picked up seven first-place finishes, and had one NCAA Division III Indoor National Championships provisional qualifier at the Carleton Pre-MIAC Meet last Friday. • Ashley Dingels (Gibbon, Minn.) led the Cardinals' record-setting assault, as the senior provisionally qualified for the national championships in the high jump. It was one of three first-place efforts for Dingels, who also ran the second leg on both SMU's 4 x 200 and 4 x 400 relay teams, which both set school records en route to their first-place showings.• Maria Roche (New Prague, Minn.) also broke her own school record in the 600 with a time of 1:40.17.

St. Olaf
The St. Olaf women's track and field team was impressive at Friday evening's Ole Open, especially during the 1000 meter run in which the Oles took six out of the first seven places. • Kelsey Watt (So., Apple Valley, Minn.) won the event, finishing a close second was Keiza Manlove (Jr., Rapid City, S.D./Rapid City Stevens) finishing fourth was Linsday Boetcher (Jr., Eau Claire, Wisc./Eau Claire North), and Lisa Skildum (Fy., Arden Hills, Minn./Moundsview) in fifth, Casey Baustian (Fy., Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Washington) in sixth, and Erin Weier (So., Faribault, Minn.) in seventh place. • Other notable performances for the Oles came from Becca Trombly (Jr., Eau Claire, Wis./Altoona) in the 600 meter run at second place.

St. Thomas 
St. Thomas junior Kristal Grigsby of Minneapolis broke the MIAC record and posted the best Division III women's long jump in the nation this season with an 18-10 leap last Friday, the jump automatically qualifies her for the March 11-12 NCAA Championships in Bloomington, Ill. Grigsby also won the triple jump in a provisional-qualifying leap that ranks seventh best in the nation this season... The Toms also placed second in the 4x400 relay in an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 3:59.84, ninth-best in the nation this year.

 

MIAC Track & Field Schools

Augsburg
M | W

Bethel
M | W

Carleton
M | W

Concordia
M | W

Gustavus
M | W

Hamline
M | W

Macalester
M | W

St. Ben's
W

St. Catherine
W

St. John's
M

St. Mary's
M | W

St. Olaf
M | W

St. Thomas
M | W

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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