No Words Left To Describe Reeves And Thompson

No Words Left To Describe Reeves And Thompson

MOORHEAD, Minn. (5/03/14)—Are there any words that haven't been written to describe the accomplishments of Cherae Reeves and Hilary Thompson? Nope. The pair once again set school records as they led Concordia at the Ron Masanz Invite held at MSU Moorhead.

The pair will likely go into the Concordia Athletic Hall of Fame together in years to come as they have been joined in record-setting performances for the past two seasons.

Reeves is the undisputed Queen of the Shot Put at Concordia. She broke her own program mark with a distance of 47-10.50. That is the best mark in the MIAC this season and the fifth farthest in NCAA Division III. Before Reeves started her assault on the shot put record book, the school record set by former US Olympian Kris Kuehl had stood still for over 20 years at 46-08.75. Reeves also won the event at MSU Moorhead which featured athletes from NCAA Division I and II.

Reeves, who decided to take up the javelin this season, posted her second top 5 finish at the Masanz Meet by finishing with a distance of 118-06.00 and placing fifth.

Thompson won the triple jump at the Masanz by over three feet. She flew 38-11.75 which betters the old school record of 38-08.50 set by Kris DeBoer back in 1989. Thompson's distance is redundantly the tops in the conference and the ninth farthest in the nation this season.

Thompson didn't compete in the long jump at the meet at MSU M. She took the weekend off despite having the second farthest distance in the MIAC in that event.

The Cobber spring tandem of Rochelle Hickerson and Ruth Peterson turned in a pair of top 10 finishes in the 100-meter dash and 200 meters. Hickerson went 12.77 in the 100 meters and was seventh. She then finished eighth in the 200 meters in a time of 26.72. Both times are season bests for Hickerson as she breaks the 13-second mark in the 100 meters for the first time this season. Peterson was a spot behind Hickerson in both events. She came home in eighth place in the 100 meters at 12.85 and was ninth in the 200 meters with a finishing time of 26.74.

Peterson cracked the top 5 in the field events. She recorded a distance of 17-02.00 in the long jump and was fifth in the event. That mark is a career best and is the fourth farthest in the MIAC this year.  

Morgan Christian posted a top 10 conference time in the 400 meters. She clocked a 60.47 and was fifth in the event. Freshman Emma Peterson ran a 68.38 in the 400-meter hurdles and placed fifth. She was also eighth in the high jump at 4-10.50.  

Hillary Birchem and Mikayla Forness completed the list of Concordia top 5 finishers at the meet. Birchem threw the discus 129-09 and placed fourth while Forness was fourth in the javelin at 127-01 less than 24 hours after finishing third at her very first MIAC heptathlon.

The Cobbers will now look to post their 25th consecutive top 5 team finish when they compete at the MIAC Outdoor Championship Meet on May 9-10 at St. Olaf College.


Triple Jump – Hilary Thompson – 38-11.75 (11.88m)
Shot Put – Cherae Reeves – 47-10.5 (14.59m)

Triple Jump – Hilary Thompson – 38-11.75 (11.88m) – ALL-TIME #1
Shot Put – Cherae Reeves – 47-10.5 (14.59m) – ALL-TIME #1

100- Liza Thompson;
200- Rochelle Hickerson, Ruth Peterson;
800- Paige Rygg, Katie Barkley, Liz Stageberg;
5000- Abby Fouts;
long jump- Ruth Peterson, Sam Risan;
triple jump- Hilary Thompson;
shot put- Cherae Reeves, Hillary Birchem;  
hammer throw- Morgan Bubach.