Tommie men keep MIAC Indoor Track & Field streak alive with championship win

The Tommies have won 34 consecutive Men's Indoor Track and Field team championships.
The Tommies have won 34 consecutive Men's Indoor Track and Field team championships.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The University of St. Thomas remains the only champion in Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) Men's Indoor Track and Field history, as the Tommies claimed their 34th consecutive Conference Championship on Saturday.

The Tommies garnered 168 points to edge out Carleton College (123) and Bethel University (98) for first place at the annual meet. Hamline placed fourth with 81 points, followed by Saint John's with 71, Gustavus with 61, St. Olaf with 60 and Saint Mary's with 49. Concordia finished in ninth place with 27 points, while Augsburg ended up 10th with 26 and Macalester was 11th with 16.

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Junior Conor White had a big day for the Tommies, winning his second consecutive MIAC long jump crown with a leap of 6.94 meters. A day after setting a new Conference record in the 60-meter hurdles, Gustavus first-year competitor Taylor Rooney added the high jump title to his list of accolades, clearing 2.03 meters in finals. Saint Mary's senior Brandon Krogman – who won the 800-meter on Friday – finished off his MIAC career strong with a first-place finish in the 600-meter run, while Bethel's Karl Olsen was part of a pair of relay victories in the 4x200 and 4x400 events in addition to winning the 400-meter dash on Friday. Carleton's Lucas Mueller - part of the Knights' distance medley relay team that took first-place honors on Friday - added victories in the 1,000 and 3,000-meter runs on Saturday, while 60-meter champion Emmanuel Egbujor from Augsburg added a victory in the 200-meter dash to his banner weekend.

The top three individuals in each event and the first-place relay team automatically earn All-Conference honors, and the 4th-through 6th-place finishers in each open event and 2nd-through-6th place relay teams will be named All-Conference Honorable Mention. Saturday's All-Conference performers are listed below, with the Honorable Mention (4-6 individual, 2-6 relay) available in the results. 


2018 MIAC INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Men's Team Scores
1. St. Thomas – 168
2. Carleton – 123
3. Bethel – 98
4. Hamline – 81
5. Saint John's – 71
6. Gustavus – 61
7. St. Olaf – 60
8. Saint Mary's – 49
9. Concordia – 27
10. Augsburg – 26
11. Macalester – 16

Men's All-Conference Performers
(Top 3 individuals, 1st place relay teams)   

High Jump
1. Taylor Rooney | Gustavus | 2.03m 
2. Jake Kelly | St. Thomas | 1.96m
3. Andrew Smith | Macalester | 1.90m

Long Jump
1. Conor White | St. Thomas | 6.94m x2
2. Nicholas Spann | St. Thomas | 6.93m
3. Dwight Alexander | Carleton | 6.61m

Shot Put
1. Michael Hensch | Gustavus | 17.07m
2. Mitchell Maday | Hamline | 16.35m
3. Eric Dols | Hamline | 15.97m

4x200-meter relay
1. Bethel, 1:29.00
    (Malachi Lossow, Shawn Monroe, Isaac Erickson, Karl Olsen)

600-meter run
1. Brandon Krogman | Saint Mary's | 1:21.50
2. Chris Mueller | St. Thomas | 1:21.57
3. David Supinski | Concordia | 1:22.03

1,000-meter run
1. Lucas Mueller | Carleton | 2:29.73
2. Karl Wachter | St. Thomas | 2:30.04
3. Evan Hatton | Bethel | 2:30.70

200-meter dash
1. Emmanuel Egbujor | Augsburg | 22.18
2. Karl Olsen | Bethel | 22.20
3. Jesse Audelo | Saint John's | 22.40

3,000-meter run
1. Lucas Mueller | Carleton | 8:35.65
2. Tris Dodge | Carleton | 8:44.21
3. Matthew Wilkinson | Carleton | 8:44.48

4x400-meter relay
1. Bethel, 3:24.04
     (Karl Olsen, Dan Wahlstedt, Evan Hatton, Isaac Erickson)    

Full Men's Results 

Key - M=Meet Record, x2=Repeat Champion, x3=3-time champ, R=Facility Record

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