MIAC athletes earn Indoor Track & Field All-American honors

MIAC athletes earn Indoor Track & Field All-American honors

Terre Haute, Ind. -- Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) student-athletes collected 13 individual and four relay All-American honors at the 2009 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships last weekend March 13-14 in Terre Haute, Ind. at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

The St. Thomas women finished 12th as a team followed by the Bethel women with 11.5 points, which was good for 15th place. In the men's team standings, St. Thomas placed 15th with 12 points and Saint John's was 25th with eight points.

The 2009 Championships marked the 25th annual NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field National Championships. A total of 446 student-athletes from 134 colleges located in 27 states competed for national championship honors at the Sports and Recreation Center in Terre Haute. The Championships involved 15 men's and 15 women's individual title honors over the two days of competition.

2009 MIAC Men's Indoor Track & Field All-Americans

Name School Year Event Time/Mark Finish
Patrick Jager St. Thomas Sr. 400 48.90 3
Eric Rhode Bethel Jr. 400 49.36 6
Brian Sames St. Thomas Sr. 800 1:55.75 7
Tyler Geyen Gustavus Sr. 55 Hurdles 7.55 4
Erik Diley Saint John's Sr. Long Jump 7.01 m 7
Eric Buss Saint John's Sr. Triple Jump 14.75 m 3
Derall King Hamline So. Shot Put 16.14 m 5

2009 MIAC Women's Indoor Track & Field All-Americans
Name School Year Event Time/Mark Finish
Marie Borner Bethel Sr. Mile 4:55.41 2
Simone Childs-Walker Carleton Fy. 5,000 17:04.02 3
Kaelene Lundstrum Gustavus Jr. High Jump 1.61 m 7
Vanessa Moore Bethel Sr. High Jump 1.61 m 5
Kaelene Lundstrum Gustavus Jr. Pentathlon 3366 5
Leah Kay Concordia Jr. Pentathlon 3195 8

2009 MIAC Women's Indoor Track & Field All-American Relays
School Names Event Time/Mark Finish
St. Thomas Nikki Arola
Shionna Evans
Erin Sprangers
Katie Theisen
4x400 3:54.64 5
St. Thomas Nikki Arola
Raynee DeGrio
Erin Sprangers
Katie Theisen
Distance Medley Relay 11:46.96 2

2009 MIAC Men's Indoor Track & Field All-American Relays
School Names Event Time/Mark Finish
St. Thomas Phil Bastron
Joe DeFrance
Greg Dowe
Patrick Jager
4x400 3:19.83 8
St. Thomas Matt Boumeester
Kyle Brandon
Patrick Jager
Brian Sames
Distance Medley Relay 10:05.23 6

NCAA Championships Website