Getting Primed For The MIAC Meet

Josie Herrmann won the 800 meters at the Ron Masanz Classic on Saturday with a time that is the fastest in the MIAC this year and No.6 in Division III.
Josie Herrmann won the 800 meters at the Ron Masanz Classic on Saturday with a time that is the fastest in the MIAC this year and No.6 in Division III.

MOORHEAD, Minn. (5/01/21)---Concordia continued to prepare for their first MIAC Outdoor Championship Meet in two years be crossing over 8th Street to compete at the Ron Masanz Classic at MSU Moorhead.

Senior Jodie Herrmann doesn't need any more preparation as she continues to add event wins to her 2021 total. She claimed the 800-meter victory on Saturday against athletes from NCAA Division I and II. Herrmann cruised to a 2:12.69 to beat a pair of runners from DI UND by 1.67 seconds. Her time is the fastest in the MIAC this season and fourth best in school history. It also pushes her to the No.6 spot in Division III which should earn her a spot at the national outdoor meet.

Herrmann also owns the second fastest time in the conference in the 1500 meters this year.

Another Cobber who is fully prepared for the MIAC Meet in a few weeks is junior Cayle Hovland. Hovland came through with a pair of Top 6 finishes in throwing events on Saturday in fields that were extremely deep and talented. She was fourth in the shot put with a mark of 44-09.50 and was sixth in the discus at 134-03. Both her finishing marks on Saturday were just shy of her season bests which have her second in the MIAC in the shot put and third in the discus.

Hovland also participated in the hammer throw on Friday and posted a personal-best distance of 147-06 which is the fourth farthest in the MIAC this year.        

Jacey Schlosser and Peyton Selle had Top finishes in field events. Schlosser was ninth in the shot put with a mark of 38-09.00 and Selle was eighth in the javelin with a final distance of 109-07 and ninth in the high jump at 5-00.00. Both of Selle's marks are season bests for the spring.  

Kelly Lorenz posted a season-best mark in the 400-meter hurdles when she raced to a time of 1:09.24 which is the sixth fastest in the MIAC this year.

Sierra Ramberg had a significant jump in her season-best mark in the 100 meters. She entered the day with a seed time of 13.18 and bettered that on Saturday with a mark of 12.89 which is just outside the Top 10 of the MIAC this year.   
UP NEXT: The Cobbers will compete in their final team event before the MIAC Championship Meet when they travel south down I-29 to take part in the USD Tune-Up on Friday, May 7 at 2:30 p.m. Selle will compete in her very first MIAC Heptathlon on May 6-7 at Carleton.  She currently owns the top score in the event heading into the conference meet.   

MSUM Ron Masanz Classic
Moorhead, MN
May 1, 2021

100- Sierra Ramberg – 12.89 – All-Time #18 tie
800- Josie Herrmann – 2:12.69 – All-Time #4
Hammer Throw- Cayle Hovland – 147-6 (44.96m) – All-Time #11

100- Sierra Ramberg
200- Sierra Ramberg, Brynn Mettling
800- Josie Herrmann
100 Hurdles- Peyton Selle, Lauren Forness
400 Hurdles- Kelly Lorenz
High Jump- Peyton Selle
Triple Jump- Sidney Lodge
Shot Put- Emily White, Sofia Palme
Hammer Throw- Cayle Hovland, Jacey Schlosser, Emily White
Javelin Throw- Peyton Selle, Lauren Forness.