Supinski Breaks School Record In 600

Freshman David Supinski broke the school record in the 600 meters which had been in the books since 1979 at the MIAC Indoor Meet. (Photo courtesy of Nathan Lodermeier)
Freshman David Supinski broke the school record in the 600 meters which had been in the books since 1979 at the MIAC Indoor Meet. (Photo courtesy of Nathan Lodermeier)

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

MIAC All-Conference
1st           Jackson Schepp, Heptathlon

MIAC All-Conference Honorable Mention
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