Tommie Sports - Men's Track and Field

Women 18th, Men 21st at NCAA Indoor T&F

at NCAA Ch. (W), March 09, 2013

Taylor Berg placed fourth in the 5,000 meters and UST added one point with an eighth-place 4x400 relay finish Saturday at the NCAA Diviison III Indoor Track and Field Championships in Naperville, Ill.

The St. Thomas women placed 18th in the two-day meet with 11 points.

Berg clocked 17:03.43 for her second All-America honor of the weekend. Teammate Erin Statz took 12th in 17:31.19.

The 4x400 ran 3:52.16 with Angela and Erica Timm, Kayla Goeman and Emily Van Heel.

Maxwell Dunne took fourth in the heptathlon in 5,051. Eyo Ekpo placed sixth in the triple jump in 48-4 3-4.

The Tommie men scored eight teams points to tie for 21st place. Gavin Yseth placed 12th in the heptathlon in 4,605.


Friday Story

Senior Taylor Berg put her name into the St. Thomas record books for the third time in eight days as she anchored UST to a fourth-place finish and five team points Friday at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships in Naperville, Ill.

St. Thomas clocked 11:37.96 with Erin Statz, Emily Van Heel, Kayla Goeman and Berg. That broke a four-year-old school record set with an NCAA runner-up finish in 11:44. Berg ran on an NCAA champion DM relay and two fourth-place DM relays in her indoor career. UW-Oshkosh, Middlebury and Geneseo State went 1-2-3 in the race on Friday, three to five seconds ahead of the Toms.

On Saturday afternoon, Berg and Statz will run the 5,000 on Goeman will join Emily Van Heel, and Erica and Angela Tipp in the 4x400 relay.

Last weekend, Berg broke Tommie indoor records for the 1000 and the mile.

On the men's side, Maxwell Dunne sits in second place out of 13 entrants in the heptathlon, with four of seven events completed. Central College's Eric Larson leads at 2,949, with Dunne at 2,917. Gavin Yseth is in 12th place at 2,511. 


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