Junior Eric Holst broke a 25-year-old St. Thomas record in the hammer throw and moved into No. 2 on the Division III chart, just two inches out of the national lead, with a 204-9 mark Thursday at the UW-La Crosse Last Chance Meet.
Holst topped the UST record of 202-11 set in 1993 by his current position coach, Pat Ahern, a multiple NCAA champion in the throws. Last February in the indoor season, Holst broke Ahern's 1993 school record in the weight throw as he recorded a 63-0 throw.
Connor O'Neill had a season-best 16-4 1-4 in the pole vault, good for second place and good for No. 10 on the national list.
Parker Rosenau won the steeplechase with a career-best 9:10.75, a time that ranks No. 16 on the national list.
Conor White also won with a season best, in the long jump, and his 23-5 1-4 ranks No. 29th.
Sophomore Karl Wachter lowered his career-best time in the 1,500 to 3:53.77, a time that ranks No. 42 in Division III.
Austin Jochum had a season-best 178-9 in the hammer, which ranks No. 34 nationally.
Preston Huddleston also ranks ninth in Division III in the decathlon.
The Division III NCAA Outdoor Championships are May 24-26 in La Crosse, and the official qualifiers will be announced Monday.
Senior Ali Glassbrenner sits at No. 24 on the Division III list after lowering her career-best time in the 1,500 to 4:32.87 for first place.
Senior Melissa Marsh had a career-best 17:46.58 in the 5,000.