Hovland's Event Double Paces Cobbers

Junior Cayle Hovland won both the discus and shot put at the St. Ben's Last-Minute Meet. Her two wins helped the Cobbers finish third as a team.
Junior Cayle Hovland won both the discus and shot put at the St. Ben's Last-Minute Meet. Her two wins helped the Cobbers finish third as a team.

COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. (4/10/21)---Cayle Hovland returned to her indoor-season winning ways as she helped Concordia to a third-place finish at the St. Ben's Last-Minute Meet.

It took Hovland a couple of meets to warm up to the outdoor season after having a career year indoors. On Saturday she won both the discus and shot put and was one of four individual event winners at the meet for the Cobbers.

She won her first discus event of the outdoor season with a distance of 138-09. That was 7-feet farther than the runner-up and is the No.2 distance in the MIAC this year. Hovland turned the double win in the shot put. She recorded a mark of 45-05.00 in her final attempt of the day. Like her mark in the discus, that distance is the second best in the MIAC in 2021.

Sofia Palme continued to have her best outdoor season. She finished fourth in the hammer throw with a distance of 125-00. That is a PR for the senior and pushes her into the Top 10 of the conference.

Peyton Selle, Josie Herrmann and Kelly Lorenz all earned victories in track events on Saturday.

Selle crossed the line in the 100-meter hurdles in a time of 16.23 which won the race by .10 of a second and is the sixth fastest in the conference this year. Selle also finished third in the high jump with a height of 4-09.00.

Herrmann moved to the 400 meters on Saturday and won the race in a time of 1:00.72. That is No.4 in the MIAC this year.

Concordia's final event win came courtey of the 4x400-meter relay team. Guler, Fornshell, Lorenz and Herrmann teamed to clock a time of 4:12.57. That mark is the fastest of the season for a CC relay squad and No.3 on the MIAC list this year.    

Carly Fornshell and Maddie Guler had Top 4 finishes in the 400 meters as well. Fornshell was third at 1:02.87 and Guler was fourth with a season-best time of 1:03.63.

Lorenz won her first race of the season when she claimed the victory in the 800 meters. She clocked a season-best time of 2:28.34.

Carlie Heinecke, Meritt Miller and Nicole Lilleberg had Top 4 track finishes for CC. Heinecke was fourth in the 200 meters at 27.73, while Miller was fourth in the 1500 meters with a mark of 5:06.99 and Lilleberg was second in the 400-meter hurdles at 1:12.32.  

UP NEXT: Concordia will have a busy week next week. They will compete in the MSU Moorhead Twilight Meet on Thursday, Apr. 15 and then head back to Collegeville to compete in the St. Ben's Invite on Saturday, Apr. 17.    

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