Eric Buss, Saint John's
Week of: 2009-03-02
Saint John's University senior Eric Buss (Coon Rapids, Minn.) recorded a triple jump of 14.38 meters (47-2 1/4) to win the event at The Qualifier hosted by St. Olaf over the weekend. The triple jump distance is good for a NCAA provisional qualifying mark and ranks him 12th in the nation. Buss also finished fifth in the long jump with a distance of 6.42 meters.
Brayden Wagner, Saint John's
Week of: 2009-02-23
Saint John's University senior Brayden Wagner (Lisbon, N.D.) won the pole vault with a mark of 4.80 meters (15-9) at the Saint John's Quadrangular on Saturday. Wagner's height is the best pole vault in Saint John's indoor or outdoor history and is good for ninth in Division III this season.
Adam Horkey, Augsburg
Week of: 2009-02-16
Augsburg College junior Adam Horkey (Windom, Minn.), in his first-ever pentathlon, broke the Augsburg school record and recorded an MIAC top five ranking by scoring 2921 points. Horkey set personal best performances in four of the five events and finished fifth out of 22 competitors at the Coca Cola Classic Pentathlon at UW-River Falls over the weekend.
Derall King, Hamline
Week of: 2009-02-09
Hamline University sophomore Derall King (West St. Paul, Minn./Sibley) won both the weight throw and shot put with personal record performances at the Border Battle competed Saturday in Superior, Wis. King's shot put of 16.39 meters is a provisional national qualifying mark and is currently the best shot put mark in the nation. His weight throw of 16.25 meters is good for second in the MIAC.
Paul Westmark, Concordia
Week of: 2009-02-02
Concordia College senior Paul Westmark (Appleton, Wis.) established a NCAA Division III provisional qualifying mark in the pentathlon on Friday at the Cobber Pentathlon. His total of 3433 points currently ranks second in the NCAA and first in the MIAC. Westmark is the defending MIAC Outdoor Track & Field decathlon champion.
Jay Quick, Bethel
Week of: 2009-01-26
Bethel University sophomore Jay Quick (Johnston, Iowa) posted a NCAA Division III provisional qualifying mark with his high jump of 2.02 meters (6 ft, 7.5 in.) on Saturday at the UW-Stout Open in Menomonie, Wis. Quick finished second in the event, but was the highest placing Division III athlete.
Aaron Wilkerson, Hamline
Week of: 2009-01-19
Hamline University junior Aaron Wilkerson (Roseville, Minn.) placed fourth in the 35# weight throw at the Minnesota Open over the weekend hosted by the University of Minnesota. Wilkerson's toss of 15.99m (52-05.5) is a personal best by two and a half feet. He was the top Division III athlete in the event.