NORTHFIELD, Minn. (3/05/16)—Freshman David Supinski broke a school record that had been held since 1979 and Concordia had three other athletes post top 5 finishes in Day 2 at the MIAC Indoor Championship Meet.
The quartet of top 5 marks helped Concordia finish in ninth place at the indoor championship meet with a total of 45.0 points.
Supinski's magic came in the 600 meters where he sprinted to the finish line in a time of 1:22.63 which was only 1.34 second off the winning time. He finished fourth in the event which earns him his first All-MIAC Honorable Mention honor.
Supinski's finishing time eclipsed the mark of Mike Ranum set back in 1979. Ranum clocked a hand-held time of 1:22.5 which equates out to a 1:22.74 for digital timing. Supinski's previous season best was 1:22.85 which he clocked at the SJU Invite on Feb. 20. He bettered that time at the conference indoor meet.
Supinski's fourth-place finish was equaled by junior Gabe Wright, Nick Anderson and Matthew Lillehaugen.
Wright cleared 6-04.75 in the high jump to pick up his No.4 place. It is the second straight All-MIAC Honorable Mention honors in the high jump. Last year he also finished fourth with a height of 6-02.00. Wright's finishing mark on Saturday is a career best and pushes him into the top 15 on the school's all-time list.
Wright was joined by teammates Jackson Schepp and Anderson in receiving All-Conference Honorable Mention honors in the high jump .Schepp and Anderson tied for sixth place Both athletes cleared 6-02.75.
Anderson then came away with his fourth-place finish in the triple jump. He qualified for the finals with a distance of 42-11.00 and then upped that mark by going 43-07.75 in his last attempt of the finals. Anderson's distance is a season best and the farthest by a CC athlete since 2011.
The other Cobber top 5 finish on the second day of the MIAC Meet came from senior Matthew Lillehaugen. Lillehaugen, who didn't compete in the previous two seasons due to a lower leg injury, put up a school top 5 all-time mark in the 1000 meters.
Lillehaugen won the second heat of the 1000 meters by crossing the tape in a time of 2:32.21. His time was good for fifth place which earns him All-Conference Honorable Mention honors. He was only 1.61 seconds behind the runner-up in the race.
Lillehaugen's time is the fastest by a CC athlete since 2005 when Nick Myran ran a 2:32.00.
FINAL TEAM STANDINGS
1. St. Thomas - 166.0
2. St. Olaf - 105.0
3. Saint John's - 90.0
4. Hamline - 88.0
5. Carleton - 81.0
6. Bethel - 62.0
7. Augsburg - 50.0
8. Gustavus - 48.0
9. Concordia Moorhead - 45.0
10. Saint Mary's - 25.0
11. Macalester - 20.0
1st Jackson Schepp, Heptathlon
4th David Supinski, 600 Meter
4th Nick Anderson, Triple Jump
4th Gabe Wright, High Jump
5th Matthew Lillehaugen, 1000 Meter
5th Joe Hendrickson, Heptathlon
6th Jackson Schepp, High Jump
6th Nick Anderson, High Jump
6th Eddie Clifton, Pole Vault
Other MIAC Scores (7th-8th places)
7th Gabe Wright, Heptathlon
8th Jason Montonye, Luke Lillehaugen, Peter Simon, David Supinski, 4x4
8th Race Heitkamp, Jason Montonye, Nick Solheim, Matthew Lillehaugen, Distance Medley Relay
Personal Records @ MIAC Indoor Championship
400 David Supinski, 50.74, 9th
600 David Supinski, 1:22.63, 4th
1000 Matthew Lillehaugen, 2:32.21, 5th
TJ Nick Anderson, 13.30 (43-7.75), 4th
WT Erik Bye, 14.38 (47-2.5), 13th
HJ Gabe Wright, =1.95 (6-4.75), 4th
HJ Jake Nepstad, 1.80 (5-10.75), 13th
HJ Brett Brenden, =1.75 (5-8.75), 17th
PV Eddie Clifton, 4.45 (14-7.25), 6th
Hept Jackson Schepp, 4558 pts, 1st
Hept Joe Hendrickson, 4293 pts, 5th
Hept Jake Nepstad, 3551 pts, 13th
Hept Hans-Kristof Nelson, 3540, 14th
Hept Brett Brenden, 3513, 15th