Kaelene Lundstrom, Gustavus
Week of: 2009-03-02
Gustavus Adolphus College junior Kaelene Lundstrom (Bird Island, Minn./BOLD) won the shot put and the high jump, both with NCAA provisional marks, at the Macalester Pre-MIAC Meet. Her leap of 1.67 meters (5' 5 3/4" ft) in the high jump not only tops the MIAC list, but is sixth nationally. Lundstrom's shot put mark of 12.94 meters (45' 5 1/2") is now second in the MIAC, and 25th in the nation. The returning All-American Heptathlete also finished second in the 55 hurdles at the meet.
Vanessa Moore, Bethel
Week of: 2009-02-23
Bethel University senior Vanessa Moore (Grantsburg, Wis.) posted an NCAA provisional qualifying mark of 1.66 meters (5-5.25) in the high jump at the University of Minnesota Parent's Day Open this past weekend. Her jump is the ninth best in the country so far this season and ties her for the top mark in the MIAC.
Celestine Ventura, St. Catherine
Week of: 2009-02-16
College of St. Catherine junior Celestine Ventura (La Puente, Calif./Wilson) threw an NCAA provisional 15.52 meters (50-11) in the weight throw at the Coca Cola Classic at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. With that mark, Ventura finished first out of 37 competitors, broke her own St. Kate's school record, moved to #15 on the Division III National list, and now has the top mark in the MIAC this season.
Mary Schletty, Saint Benedict
Week of: 2009-02-16
College of Saint Benedict senior Mary Schletty (St. Paul, Minn./Cretin-Derham Hall) finished first with an NCAA provisional mark of 11.26 meters (36-11.5) in the triple jump at the Saint Benedict-Concordia Dual Meet this past weekend. Her jump broke her own school record, moved her to #18 on the Division III National list, and places her at the top of the MIAC performance list in the triple jump.
Leah Kay, Concordia
Week of: 2009-02-02
Concordia College junior Leah Kay (Dassel, Minn./Dassel-Cokato), a returning All-American and MIAC Champion, started her 2009 track season by winning the Pentathlon at the Cobber Open with an NCAA Provisional point total of 3314. Kay's score moves her into second on the NCAA Division III National list, first on the MIAC performance list, and broke her own Cobber school record by 65 points. As part of the event Kay also provisionally qualified for the NCAA meet in the high jump. Her mark of 1.66 meters (5-5.25) is currently sixth in the country and first in the MIAC.
Samantha Larson, St. Catherine
Week of: 2009-01-26
College of St. Catherine junior Samantha Larson (Gaylord, Minn./Sibley East) set two career bests at St. Kate's first meet of the season over the weekend at the UW-Stout Open. The junior's throw of 11.55 meters (37' 10.75") in the shot put was a personal best by nearly three feet. That mark is also currently first on the MIAC performance list and fourth all-time at St. Kate's. Larson followed up that performance with another personal best in the 20-pound weight throw. Her mark of 12.98 meters (42' 7") was a two foot improvement over her best from last season and is currently fourth on the MIAC performance list and fourth all-time at St. Kate's.
Amie Fillmore, St. Olaf
Week of: 2009-01-19
St. Olaf College junior Amie Fillmore (White Bear Lake, Minn.) provisionally qualified for the NCAA Championships in the pole vault while competing at the Bethel Open in the first meet of the season this past Saturday. Her vault of 3.50 meters (11' 5 3/4 feet) is currently fourth overall on the NCAA Division III performance list. Fillmore, who finished eighth at last year's NCAA indoor championships, is also the leader on the MIAC performance list to start the season.