Men's track and field finishes second at MIAC Indoor Championships
March 8, 2014
COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. - The St. Olaf men's track and field team had its second meet record from Grant Wintheiser as the Oles finished second at the MIAC Indoor Championships, which wrapped up on Saturday afternoon at Saint John's University.
Wintheiser set the meet and McNeely Spectrum record with his win on Friday in the mile in 4:11.94. He followed the win by setting a meet record in the 3000m on Saturday (8:28.10) in the timed final. Wintheiser is ranked tenth in the mile and second in the 3000m heading into the NCAA Indoor National Championships next weekend.
In addition to Wintheiser's two wins, the Oles had two other MIAC champion finishes with Jake Campbell in the 5000m and the team's 4x400m relay of James McFarlin, Jb Tut, Kevin Skrip and Aaron Stets. Campbell won his race by over seven seconds and is ranked 18th nationally in the event. He also finished third in the 3000m on Saturday earning All-MIAC honors. The 4x400m relay lead the field for a majority of the race and the win solidified the St. Olaf's second place team finish.
Stets finished third in the 400m (50.16) earning All-MIAC honors and fifth in the 200m (22.72) earning All-MIAC honorable mention. Teammate McFarlin was All-MIAC honorable mention as he placed fourth in the 400m (50.28). He was also seventh in the 200m (22.76). Tut finished sixth in 600m (1:23.35) while Skrip was eighth in the event (1:23.57). Tut was also a member of the third place distance medley relay (DMR) on Friday evening. Other relay members included Calvin Lehn, Timothy Erickson, and Stefan Lemke. Their finishing time was 10:39.22.
Paul Escher placed second in the mile on Friday, earning All-MIAC honors. Escher finished second again on Saturday in the 1000m run, one one thousandth of a second behind Zach Haskins of Bethel who set the new McNeely Spectrum record in the event.
Freshman Jacob Eggers was fifth in both the 800m (1:58.17) and the 1000m (2:33.79), earning All-MIAC honorable mention in each event. Phil Meyer was All-MIAC as he finished third in the 5000m on Friday (15:06.93). Meyer was sixth in the 3000m with a time of 8:42.72. Freshman Joe Coffey picked up a sixth place finish in the mile with a time of 4:26.27, earning All-MIAC honorable mention.
In the field events, Cameron Smith was All-MIAC in the long jump placing second. Smith finished with a best jump of 6.66m (21'10.24"). Ethan Lunning was sixth in the shot put with a throw of 14.35m (47'1"). Aaron Shinn placed seventh in the pole vault with a height of 4.31m (14'1.75").