Strong showing at nationals concludes 2018 Indoor Track and Field season

Olsen took second in the 400-meter dash at the 2018 Indoor Track and Field National Championships.
Olsen took second in the 400-meter dash at the 2018 Indoor Track and Field National Championships.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – The 2018 Indoor Track and Field season came to a close over the weekend, as Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) competitors took part in the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field National Championships in Birmingham, Alabama.

Nine men and 12 women from the MIAC earned All-America honors by finishing among the top-eight competitors in their respective events at nationals. Bethel's Karl Olsen was the highest-placing MIAC competitor overall, ending his junior season as the national runner-up in the 400-meter dash with a time of 47.88. Olsen also finished with All-America honors as part of the Royals' 4x400-meter relay team that took eighth in finals. Hamline's Eric Dols earned a pair of All-America accolades as well, with top-eight finishes in the shot put (5th) and weight throw (8th).

Bethel sophomore Delia Labatt received All-America recognition in both the women's 400-meter dash (7th) and 4x400 relay (4th). Also of note, St. Thomas had All-America performances from athletes in three different events - the most of any MIAC institution - on the women's side, with Ali Glassbrenner taking fourth in the mile, Katie Murray finishing eighth in the 200-meter and Grace Bordson ending up at eighth in the high jump.

 2018 MIAC Men's Indoor Track and Field All-Americans
Name Institution Class  Event Finish
Emmanuel Egbujor Augsburg Jr. 60 Meters 8th (7.23)
Karl Olsen Bethel Jr. 400 Meters 2nd (47.88)
Karl Olsen Bethel Jr. 4x400 Relay 8th (5:50.256)
Shawn Monroe Bethel So. 4x400 Relay 8th (5:50.256)
Isaac Erickson Bethel So. 4x400 Relay 8th (5:50.256)
Carl Klamm Bethel Jr. 4x400 Relay 8th (5:50.256)
Donson Cook-Gallardo Carleton Sr. Mile 3rd (4:11.76)
Taylor Rooney Gustavus Fr. 60 Meter Hurdles 7th (8:21)
Michael Hensch Gustavus Jr. Shot Put 6th (16.29m)
Eric Dols Hamline Jr. Shot Put 5th (16.57m)
Eric Dols Hamline Jr. Weight Throw 8th (18.69m)

 2018 MIAC Women's Indoor Track and Field All-Americans
Name Institution Class  Event Finish
Delia Labatt Bethel So. 400 Meters 7th (56.11)
Hannah Sankey Bethel Fy. 4x400 Relay 4th (3:51.06)
Delia Labatt Bethel So. 4x400 Relay 4th (3:51.06)
Erin Alpers Bethel Sr. 4x400 Relay 4th (3:51.06)
AddieKay Johnson Bethel Jr. 4x400 Relay 4th (3:51.06)
Meg Mathison Carleton So. Mile 8th (4:59.43)
Jena Moody St. Olaf Sr. Distance Medley Relay 6th (11:47.23)
Katie Elstad St. Olaf Fy. Distance Medley Relay 6th (11:47.23)
Abby Stets St. Olaf Sr. Distance Medley Relay 6th (11:47.23)
Jordan Lutz St. Olaf Sr. Distance Medley Relay 6th (11:47.23)
Katie Murray St. Thomas Sr. 200 Meters 8th (25.53)
Ali Glassbrenner St. Thomas Sr. Mile 4th (4:57.72)
Grace Bordson St. Thomas Jr. High Jump 8th (1.65m)

| 2018 NCAA Division III National Championships Final Results |