Baby Ruth Sweetens Cobbers At CSB Quadrangular

Baby Ruth Sweetens Cobbers At CSB Quadrangular

COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. (2/22/14)—Freshman Ruth Peterson recorded top 6 finishes in four different events to lead Concordia at the St. Ben's Quadrangular on Saturday. Peterson was a part of a Cobber team which posted 11 different top 5 finishes.

Peterson, whose forte is speed and the sprint events, collected her top finishes of the year in a pair of field events as well. She started the meet by claiming third place in both the 60-meter dash and 200 meters. She ran an 8.18 in the finals of the 60 meters which was just .04 seconds off her top time of the season. She then clocked a 27.91 in the 200 meters. Peterson earned her top 6 finishes in the field events in the triple jump and long jump. She had a distance of 33-03.75 in the triple jump and placed third and then posted a distance of 15-07.50 in the long jump and placed sixth. Her mark in the triple jump is a career best and currently better than last year's final qualifier in the event for the MIAC Meet.

All-American Cherae Reeves won the shot put competition. It the second time she has won the event at a meet this season. Reeves finished the CSB Quad meet with a mark of 45-04.50 which won the event by a full three feet. Her winning distance was over a foot under her MIAC best mark of 46-07.25 which she recorded at the Bison Open last week.

The other event win for Concordia came from the feet of senior Morgan Christian. Christian clocked a 1:40.01 in the 600 meters and won the event by .31 of a second. Her time is a season best and fastest by any CC athlete this season. It is also the third fastest in the MIAC this year.

The other top 5 finishes were mostly turned in by CC track athletes.  Rochelle Hickerson was fifth in the 60-meter dash with a season-best time of 8.51. Senior Rachel Tisdale was fifth in the 200 meters at 28.25 and fifth in the 400 meters at 66.10. A pair of seniors led the Cobber distance crew. Kathryn Stalnaker ran a 5:39.15 and finished fourth in the mile run while Hannah Knickerbocker was fourth in the 3000 meters with a mark of 11:13.98. Both finishing times are season bests.

Besides Reeves and Peterson, the only other top 5 field finish was posted by senior Jessica Marken who came up with a fifth-place finish in the pole vault.

Concordia will close out the "regular season" for indoor competition when they participate in the St. Olaf Ole Open on Friday, Feb. 28.


Personal Records:
800- Anna Skow-Anderson;
1000- Melissa Uhrich;
mile- Heather Stanton, Becca Asheim;
5000- Abigail Fouts;
long jump- Kayle Johnson;
pole vault- Andie Baker;
weight throw- Ashley Thompson.