Thompson Jumps Cobbers To First Place

Thompson Jumps Cobbers To First Place

MOORHEAD, Minn. (2/02/13)—Led by the strength of 10 different top 3 individual event finishes, Concordia went a perfect 6-0 at the Cobber Duals and captured the team title.

A week after being led by the distance crew at the season-opening Cobber Open, the Concordia field athletes stepped to the forefront and came away with five first or second-place finishes. The leader of the field group was junior Hilary Thompson who won both the long jump and triple jump. She went 16-07.25 in the long jump which is the farthest distance in the MIAC this season. Thompson won the triple jump with a mark of 35-06 which is also the best in the MIAC this season and is seven inches farther than she jumped last week at the Cobber Open.

Concordia sophomore Cherae Reeves turned in one of the best performances of the day. She finished second in the shot put with a distance of 43-03.75 (13.20m). That is a personal best by over two feet and marks her first throw over 13 meters during the indoor season. It is also the second farthest mark in the MIAC this year.

Fellow sophomore Chelsea Klemetson continued the strong start to her second season. She cleared 5-04.25 in the high jump and finished second only due to misses at lower heights. It is the second time she has cleared 5-04.25 on the season and she is tied for second in the MIAC at that height.

Katrina Gerzema finished off the top 3 finishers in the field events. She was second in the long jump behind Thompson with a mark of 15-11.50. That is a season best by over four inches.

The other event win for Concordia came from the 4x400-meter relay team of Morgan Christian, Callie Cristianson, Madeline Phillips and Kaari Jensen who ran a 4:14.03 and won the event by two full seconds. That is the third fastest time in the conference this season.

Christian also led the contingent of Cobber diatance runners who all had another strong meet. In addition to running the lead-off leg for the winning relay team, Christian clocked a 2:23.03 in the 800 meters and finished second. That is the third fastest 800 meters in the conference this year.

Kathryn Stalnaker and Nicole Woinarowicz had top 3 finishes in the 3000 meters while Paige Rygg was second in the mile and Suzanne McConn was second in the 5000 meters. Stalnaker's second-place time of 11:04.59 in the 3000 meters is a career best by almost four seconds.

Concordia is finished with their roles as host for indoor meets this season and will not hit the road for three straight meets. The Cobbers will head across the border to participate in the NDSU Bison Open on Saturday, Feb. 9 beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Cobber Duals Meet
Concordia College, Moorhead
February 2, 2013

60 Meters – Rochelle Hickerson – 8.27 – Top 10-#5
Shot Put – Cherae Reeves - 43-3 3/4 (13.20m) – Top 10-#4

60- Hannah Fordahl;
600- Ingrid Floersheim;
800- Abbey Mahler;
3000- Kathryn Stalnaker, Nicole Woinarowicz, Anna Sneltjes, Heather Stanton;
5000- Alicia Schroeder;
60 Hurdles- Olivia Decker, Tara Anderson;
Long Jump- Samantha Risan, Alyssa Schmidt;
Pole Vault- Karley Petersen, Kathryn Pomeroy;
Shot Put- Cherae Reeves, Hillary Birchem, Kaari Jensen, Hannah Fordahl, Ashley Thompson, Anna Skow-Anderson;
Weight Throw- Ali Chudy.