Tuesday, April 13, 2010

MIAC Athletes of the Week

Women's Outdoor Co-Track Athletes of the Week
Carleton College sophomore Simone Childs-Walker won the 5K at the Hamline Invitational in 17:07.98. University of St. Thomas senior Kelly Russ won the 800 meters. Childs-Walker’s time is the best in the MIAC and is fifth on the national performance list. Russ’s time of 2:13.34 is a NCAA provisional qualifier that ranks third in Division III.

Women's Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week

Concordia College junior Katherine Brott was first in the javelin with a throw of 38.72 meters (127-0 ft) while competing against NCAA DI, DII, and NAIA schools at the NDSU Bison Open. Her performance is currently the top mark in the MIAC.

Men's Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week
Bethel University senior Taylor Ferda won both hurdle events at the Falcon Invitational at UW-River Falls on Saturday. He won the 110 hurdles in 14.87 and the 400 hurdles in 53.81. Both times are NCAA provisional marks.

Men's Outdoor Co-Field Athletes of the Week
Saint Mary's University junior Andrew Brueggen won the hammer throw at Gustavus' Lee Krough Invitational on Saturday with a toss of 55.19 meters. Brueggen's school-record throw ranks him eighth in Division III. He also placed 10th in the shot put at 36.35 meters.

St. Olaf College senior John Schantzen won the shot put title at the UW-River Falls' Falcon Invitational on Saturday with a toss of 16.55 meters. The 2010 NCAA Indoor Shot Put Champion, Schantzen now ranks eighth in Division III.

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