Larson earns MIAC's outstanding field athlete and performance of the meet awards
March 7, 2012
ST. PAUL, Minn. - St. Olaf first-year Dani Larson was named the 2012 MIAC outstanding field athlete. She also picked up the outstanding performance of the meet award for her win in the pentathlon.
Larson made quite an impact in her first MIAC Championship appearance, with two individual titles and three other top-six finishes. Larson won the pentathlon and the high jump and added a second-place finish in the 400-meter dash, a fifth-place finish in the 60-meter hurdles and a sixth-place finish in the long jump.
Larson's winning height in the high jump - 5-6.5 - is a new MIAC meet record, school record and the best jump ever recorded at Macalester's facility. She won the pentathlon title by more than 100 points with a score of 3,421, and she earned five total All-MIAC honors - three All-Conference and two Honorable Mention.
Larson is scheduled to compete in the pentathlon and high jump this weekend at the NCAA Division III Championships. She is seeded second in the pentathlon and fourth in the high jump.