UST earns 19th straight MIAC Women’s Indoor Track & Field title

The UST women have won 19 consecutive Indoor Track and Field championships.
The UST women have won 19 consecutive Indoor Track and Field championships.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – For the 19th consecutive season, the University of St. Thomas has swept the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) Indoor Track and Field championships, as the UST women claimed victory at the annual conference meet on Saturday.

The Tommies finished with 171.50 points. Bethel came in second with 88 points, narrowly beating out St. Olaf (87), Carleton (78.50), Saint Benedict (76.50) and Hamline (74.50). Gustavus ended up seventh with 64 points, followed by Macalester with 42, Saint Mary's with 33, Augsburg with 24, Concordia with 21 and St. Catherine with 20.

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There were no shortage of highlights at Saturday's competition. Two of the MIAC's top distance runners continued their rivalry throughout the meet, as Bethel's Annika Halverson won the mile yesterday while Carleton's Meg Mathison took second. The pair switched places on Saturday, with Mathison claiming top honors in the 3,000-meter run and Halverson finishing right behind her. Saint Mary's junior Becca Dup added a victory in the triple jump to her win in the long jump on Friday, and Macalester's Phoebe Aguiar won the 600-meter run in 1:34.95, surpassing the previous program record by three seconds.

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

Women's Team Scores
1. St. Thomas – 171.50
2. Bethel – 88
3. St. Olaf – 87
4. Carleton – 78.50
5. Saint Benedict – 76.50
6. Hamline – 74.50
7. Gustavus – 64
8. Macalester – 42
9. Saint Mary's – 33
10. Augsburg – 24
11. Concordia – 21
12. St. Catherine - 20

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

Triple Jump
1. Becca Dup | Saint Mary's | 11.74m 
2. Abigail Van Goethem | Hamline | 11.00m
3. Megan Sundstrom | Saint Benedict | J11.00m

Pole Vault
1. Kendall Novak | St. Thomas | 3.55m
2. Maria Missurelli | Saint Mary's | 3.45m
3. Lee Stelten | Saint Benedict | J3.45m

Shot Put
1. Jessie Juenemann | Hamline | 12.89m
2. Haley Anderson | Saint Benedict | 12.17m
3. Sarah Gigstad | Saint Benedict | 11.60m

4x200-meter relay
1. St. Thomas, 1:44.036
    (Katie Murray, Katelyn Marciniak, Delaney McLoone, Brielle Bierman)

600-meter run
1. Phoebe Aguiar | Macalester | 1:34.95
2. Abby Stets | St. Olaf | 1:36.02
3. Erin Alpers | Bethel | 1:37.53

1,000-meter run
1. Jordan Lutz | St. Olaf | 2:58.72
2. Ali Glassbrenner | St. Thomas | 2:59.17
3. Carmen Garson-Shumway | 3:00.70

200-meter dash
1. Katie Murray | St. Thomas | 25.66
2. Delia Labatt | Bethel | 25.70
3. Hannah Sonsalla | Macalester | 26.03

3,000-meter run
1. Meg Mathison | Carleton | 10:03.06
2. Annika Halverson | Bethel | 10:03.47
3. Emily Kaegi | Carleton | 10:10.48

4x400-meter relay
1. St. Olaf, 4:02.30
     (Katie Elstad, Jena Moody, Jordan Lutz, Abby Stets)    

Full Women's Results 

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

2018 MIAC Indoor Track and Field Championships |