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Men's T&F opens cushion after Day 1 of MIAC Championships

Men's T&F opens cushion after Day 1 of MIAC Championships


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St. Thomas Men's Track and Field won two events and has opened up a healthy lead after the opening day of the 2019 MIAC Championships contested on its campus at O'Shaughnessy Stadium.

With seven of 22 events completed, St. Thomas leads with 89.5 points followed closest by Gustavus (43), St. Olaf (29.5) and Hamline (28).

The final 15 events will be held Saturday. Field events start at 2 p.m., with running finals starting at 3 p.m.


Friday Highlights

St. Thomas scored 29 points in the long jump from five athletes with a 1-2-4-5-7 finish from Conor White (23-6), Adam Rikkers (23-2 3-4), Josh Prater (22-10 1-2), Nick Spann (22-5 3-4) and Kaleb Keener (21-10 3-4).

The Toms won the 4x800 relay in 7:47.93 for 10 points with Brian Carl, Karl Wachter, Collin Kiley and Carl Kozlowski.

Three throwers contibuted 27 points in two events. In the discus, David Danhauer (153-8), Eric Holst (149-9) and Gage O'Brien (145-2) placed 2-4-6. In the hammer, Holst (193-5), Danhauer (165-10) and O'Brien (163-2) placed 2-7-8.

In the high jump, Bill Lichliter tied for fourth (6-3 1-4) and Jake Kelly placed seventh (6-1 1-4).

In the 10,000, George McGivern made his career debut in the 25-lap race and placed seventh in 32:25.74.

Last week at the MIAC decathlon, St. Thomas received 11 team points as Jordan Johnson and Tyler Adler placed third and fourth.