Multi-Eventers & Clifton Key MIAC Day 1
NORTHFIELD, Minn. (3/04/16)— Concordia had three athletes score team points in the heptathlon and used that even to finish in ninth place after Day 1 at the MIAC Indoor Championship Meet.
The Cobber multi-eventers collected 16 of the team's 20 points on the opening day of the conference indoor competition.
Jackson Schepp won the heptathlon with 4,558 points to become the first CC athlete to win an MIAC indoor multi-event championship since 2009. Joe Hendrickson and Gabe Wright finished fifth and seventh to help Concordia in the team standings.
Schepp's final total of 4,558 points is the second highest in program history.
The other point-getter on the night for the Cobbers was junior Eddie Clifton who cleared 14-07.25 in the pole vault and finished in sixth place. His All-Conference Honorable Mention mark is a personal best and the fourth highest in school history.
The other top 10 finish on Day 1 for Concordia came in the 400 meters where freshman David Supinski clocked a 50.74 which was good for a ninth-place finish. His time was also the third fastest in program history.
Concordia's other athletes who competed on the first day of the MIAC Indoor Meet included Peter Simon, Alex Van Bemmelen, Erik Bye, Eli Beachy and the Distance Medley Relay team of Race Heitkamp, Jason Montonye, Nick Solheim and Matthew Lillehaugen.
Simon finished 19th in the 800 meters with a time of 2:04.58 while VanBemmelen was one of three CC athletes in the 55-meter hurdles. Van Bemmelen ran a 9.97 while teammates Schepp and Wright ran sub 9-second races in the prelims but failed to qualify for the finals. Bye had a personal best mark in the weight throw as he posted a distance of 47-02.50 which is seventh on the school's all-time list. Beachy had a final height of 13-07.25 and was 13th in the pole vault.
The Distance Medley Relay team crossed the line in a time of 10:42.07 which was a season best and good for eighth place. Their finishing time was also the fourth fastest in school history and fastest since the 2011 season.
TEAM STANDINGS AFTER DAY 1
1. St. Thomas - 102.0
2. St. Olaf - 54.0
3. Saint John's - 48.0
4. Carleton - 47.0
5. Hamline - 42.0
6. Bethel - 38.0
7. Gustavus - 33.0
8. Augsburg - 28.0
9. Concordia Moorhead - 20.0
10. Saint Mary's - 12.0
11. Macalester - 5.0
Concordia will finish of the MIAC Indoor Championship Meet when they compete on Saturday, Mar. 5 beginning at 11:30 a.m. at Carleton.