Andersen & Hovland Lead At UND

Kara Andersen (center) finished third in the 5000 meters at the UND Indoor Open.
Kara Andersen (center) finished third in the 5000 meters at the UND Indoor Open.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (1/26/19)---Kara Andersen and Cayle Hovland led Concordia in their first road meet of 2019 as they put up school Top 10 marks at the UND Indoor Open in Grand Forks.

Andersen earned her Top 10 program mark in the 5000 meters where she recorded a personal-best time of 18:46.25 and finished third in the race. Since the track at North Dakota is a 300 meter oval the converted time for Andersen's finishing mark is 18:54.92. That time is the ninth fastest in school history.

Hovland had the dubious distinction of topping her sister for the school record in the indoor discus. The event is only an exhibition and Cobber athletes have only posted distances in the event since last season but Cayle Hovland posted a distance of 136-10 on her second attempt and finished third in the event. Her distance is 12-feet farther than her sister Bailey Hovland threw at the same meet last season.

Cayle Hovland also had a Top 10 program mark in the shot put where she recorded a distance of 42-02.75 which is the seventh farthest in school history. Her mark is also a personal best and the second farthest in the MIAC this season.    

Meritt Miller had the only other Top 5 finish in the track events at UND for the Cobbers. Miller was right behind Andersen in the 5K and crossed the line in a time of 19:03.14. Her converted time was 19:11.94 which is the 14th fastest in school history.

Allyson Kangas, Corrie Ethen, Miriah Forness and Gabby Renelt had Top 10 finishes at the meet in field events.

Kangas put up a PR in the shot put when she posted a distance of 40-06.00 on her second attempt. That pushed her into 10th place at the meet and is No.16 on the school's all-time list.

Ethen's Top 10 finish came in the triple jump where she was ninth with a distance of 33-02.50. That mark is a personal best and tied for 11th in the MIAC this year.

Not only did Forness finish in the Top 10 at the meet she also recorded a Top 15 school mark. Forness cleared the bar in the pole vault at 9-01.00 which was good for ninth place and is the 13th best in school history.

Renelt came through in the high jump by clearing a height of 4-11.00 which was tied for eighth place.

UP NEXT: Concordia will finish off their North Dakota state school meets when they head across the Red River to compete in the NDSU Bison Open on Feb. 1-2. The meet will also be a chance for the Cobber multi-event athletes to compete in a meet and post a qualifying score for the MIAC Championship Meet.            

Cobber Notables
North Dakota Indoor
UND, Grand Forks, ND
January 26, 2019

Discus Throw (exhibition event) – Cayle Hovland – 136-10 (41.71m)

Cobber All-Time:
5000 – Kara Anderson – 18:54.92c (18:46.25) - All-Time #9
5000 – Meritt Miller – 19:11.94c (19:03.14) - All-Time #14
Pole Vault – Miriah Forness – 9-1 (2.77m) – All-Time #13
Shot Put – Cayle Hovland – 42-2.75 (12.87m) – All-Time #7
Shot Put – Allyson Kangas – 40-6 (12.34m) – All-Time #16
Discus Throw (exhibition event) – Cayle Hovland – 136-10 (41.71m) – All-Time #1
Discus Throw (exhibition event) – Jacey Schlosser – 117-2 (35.71m) – All-Time #3
Discus Throw (exhibition event) – Allyson Kangas – 101-7 (30.96m) – All-Time #4
Discus Throw (exhibition event) – Emily White – 97-11 (29.85m) – All-Time #5
Discus Throw (exhibition event) – Sofia Palme – 93-5 (28.47m) – All-Time #6

Personal records (Cobber indoor marks only):
60- Musu Kromah
200- Musu Kromah
Mile- Liz Vought, Colleen Vought
5000- Kara Andersen, Tarja Nelsen
Pole Vault- Miriah Forness
Long Jump- Carly Fornshell (tie), Katie Jobe
Triple Jump- Corrie Ethen
Shot Put- Cayle Hovland, Allyson Kangas, Jacey Schlosser, Emily White
Weight Throw- Allyson Kangas, Cayle Hovland, Jacey Schlosser
Discus Throw- Sofia Palme.