Tuesday, May 17, 2011

MSU Moorhead Men Win NSIC Crown;
Johnnies, Tommie Women Top MIAC

Minnesota State Moorhead's men's track and field team now has a matching set of NSIC Championship hardware.

The Dragons, the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Indoor Champions, won the NSIC outdoor title over the weekend with a 162-106.5 win over St. Cloud State in Aberdeen, South Dakota.

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Moorhead was powered by sprint star Derek Bredy, who won the individual titles at 100 and 200-meter and anchored his team's 4 x 100-meter relay. Brady was honored as the meet's high point performer. Laquone Robinson, who was named the NSIC's Field Event Athlete of the Year, won the 110-meter hurdles and finished third in the decathlon, third in the long jump, fourth in the triple jump, and seventh in the high jump.

Augustana College of South Dakota won the NSIC women's title. Winona State was the top Minnesota school in the meet, finishing third.

Winona State’s Mary Theisen was named the NSIC Field Athlete of the Year. Theisen won the shot put with a mark of 48-10 and dominated the discus with a meet record throw of 176-3.

Find complete NSIC results HERE.

MIAC Championships

St. John's won a balanced contest among five teams for the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference men's title, while the St. Thomas women rallied to win a tight contest with hosts Gustavus.

The Johnnie, who only tied for fourth at the MIAC Indoor Championships, edged Hamline 141 to 137 for the win. Gustavus was third with 126 and two other school scored 100 points or more. St. Thomas, the winners of the last three MIAC outdoor titles and the MIAC Indoor champions, finished sixth.

Hamline's narrow loss marks the third time in the last two years that the Pipers have been within ten points of the MIAC champion only to finish runner-up.

In women's competition, Gustavus led St. Thomas 91.5 to 73.5 with ten events to run, but the Tommies then outscored the Gusties 70-41 to rally for its 11-point victory. The title is St. Thomas' seventh consecutive MIAC outdoor crown.

Find complete MIAC results HERE (men) and HERE (women).

1 comment:

Dan said...

One thing that isn't mentioned is how big the men’s 4x4 was. SJU entered the final event with a 2 point lead over Hamline and with what seems like an easy task, finish ahead of the Pipers and they'd be conference champions. Hamline though was fielding a more than formidable 4x4 and had to be eager to finally breakthrough as team champion. If the Hamline 4x4 finished one spot ahead of SJU the teams would tie, if they finished two spots ahead they would win outright.

From the accounts I've heard the race was back & forth with multiple teams leading at different points. SJU was able to finish second, one spot ahead of Hamline to secure the programs 3rd conference title in 7 years.