Friday, May 17, 2013

St Thomas' Taylor Berg/ Concordia-Moorhead's Kaari Jensen Given National Awards; MIAC Honors Announced

Taylor Berg
St. Thomas middle distance runner Taylor Berg was named USTFCCCA Women's Athlete of the Year for the Central Region.  They listed Berg's accomplishments: "A senior from Eagan, MN., Berg ran the division’s fastest time at 5000 meters in 16:34.51 at the Mt. SAC Relays, where she also recorded the No. 5 1500 in the division in 4:28.49. She claimed MIAC titles at 1500 and 5000 meters and anchored the runner-up 4×800 relay to boost St. Thomas to its ninth consecutive MIAC team title."

Concordia Moorhead's Kaari Jensen was named USTFCCCA Women's Field Athlete of the Year for the Central Region. Her stats are listed as: "Jensen, a senior from Pierz, Minn., is the second-ranked heptathlete in the division with a score of 4,760 to finish 10th in the Drake Relays heptathlon competition. She claimed the MIAC heptathlon title with a score of 4,754 and won the javelin title with a throw of 127-3 (38.80m). She also finished third in the 400 hurdles, fourth in the 400 hurdles and sixth in the long jump. Jensen is ranked No. 39 in the javelin in DIII at 128-11 (39.30m)."
Kaari Jensen

Berg was also among those listed for MIAC track Awards for 2013.  Full women's listing is HERE. The men's award list is HERE.  A feature on another of the MIAC Award winners, Hamline's Becky Culp, is HERE.  
Becky Culp

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