Brandon Gleason, Hamline
Week of: 2009-02-23
Hamline University senior Brandon Gleason (Mantorville, Minn./Kasson-Mantorville) won the mile run at the University of Minnesota Snowshoe Open in a indoor school record time as well as a NCAA provisional qualifying time of 4:11.03. Gleason's time is currently ranks him fifth in Division III.
St. Thomas Distance Medley Relay, St. Thomas
Week of: 2009-02-16
The St. Thomas Distance Medley Relay Team of Kyle Brandon, Patrick Jager, Brian Sames and Matt Boumeester hit an NCAA automatic qualifying time and posted the fastest time of the year for Division III at Friday afternoon's action at the Iowa State University Open in Ames, Iowa. The Tommie quartet ran an NCAA automatic time of 9:54.11 on ISU's 300-meter track. That converts to 9:58.21, ranking them first in the country by eight seconds.
Cullen O'Neill, St. Olaf
Week of: 2009-02-09
St. Olaf College senior Cullen O'Neill (Northfield, Minn.) won the mile run at the Bethel Invite on Saturday with a time of 4:18.69. O'Neill's time is second fastest in the conference this season and a personal best.
Nick Cesarek, Carleton
Week of: 2009-02-02
Carleton College senior Nick Cesarek (Eagan, Minn./Eastview) had an outstanding evening in the sprints on Friday at the St Olaf Invitational. Cesarek won the 55 meter dash with a time of 6.67 seconds and was second in the 200 meter dash (23.22 seconds) establishing personal bests in both events. These efforts place Cesarek in the top five on the MIAC Honor Roll in both events.
Charlie Gamble, Carleton
Week of: 2009-01-26
Carleton College junior Charlie Gamble (San Diego, Calif./La Jolla) established a new Tostrud Center record in the 3000 meters at the St Olaf Triangular on Saturday. Gamble's jaw-dropping 8:25.44 bested Hamline's Brandon Gleason as both athletes ran faster than the existing record of 8:28, which was set last year. This is the fastest 3000m run by a MIAC athlete since 1985 and ranks Gamble as #2 on Carleton's all-time list to the 8:12 run by Dale Kramer in the late 1970's.
Brian Sames, St. Thomas
Week of: 2009-01-19
University of St. Thomas senior Brian Sames (Shakopee, Minn.) broke a UST indoor mile record as he took first in an NCAA indoor provisional qualifying time of 4:13.17 at Friday's UW-Eau Claire Invite. The old record was 4:15.56 set last season by teammate Matt Boumeester. The Tommie men opened their 2009 indoor track and field season at the invite and had two NCAA provisional qualifying marks and won six events.