Senior sprinter Katie Murray had a hand in three Saturday victories -- two in record fashion -- to fuel Tommie Women's Track and Field to an impressive team crown Saturday at the MIAC Outdoor Championships in Northfield.
Not only was it St. Thomas' 14 consecutive MIAC outdoor team championship, but it marked Coach Joe Sweeney's 82nd all-time conference title in indoor/outdoor track and cross country.
Led by six victories and five runner-up finishes, the Tommies scored 186.5 points to pull away from runner-up Carleton's 103 total.
The Toms scored in 19 of 22 events and received points from 29 different athletes with top-eight women's places.
In the process, St. Thomas also locked up the MIAC women's all-sport trophy with a 36-point cushion on runner-up Gustavus. The Tommie men's and women's team sweep here Saturday also gave UST 14 of a possible 22 conference team championships in 2017-18. UST also claimed MIAC Playoff titles in men's soccer, women's basketball and softball.
Murray won the 100 dash in 12.11 and and the 200 in 24.74, both MIAC outdoor meet records. Both times are ranked in the top 16 in Division III. She also anchored the winning 4x100 relay in 48.05 with Delaney McLoone, Brielle Bierman and Katelyn Marciniak.
Senior Laura Eischens won the javelin on her final throw to go with her heptathlon second place recorded earlier in the meet. She chipped in 24 points in the competition in four events and also surpassed 80 career points in MIAC indoor and outdoor meets. She took fifth in the 100 hurdles (15.07) and seventh in the long jump (16-8).
Ali Glassbrenner ran a season-best time of 4:34.16 to win the 1,500 and climb to No. 20 in the Division III season list.
Mallory Adamson won the 400 hurdles in 62.51.
Other runners-up were Kendall Novak in the pole vault (11-4 1-4), Grace Bordson in the high jump (5-4 1-2), Hannah Helstad in the 800 (2:14.59), and the 4x800 relay team of Morgan Dammann, Paige Cater, Carly Scheuerman and Jenny Walz.
UST scored 24 points with six athletes in the 5,000, 10,000 and steeplechase. Melissa Marsh took fourth in the 10,000 (37:37.92) and seventh in the 5,000 (18:07.63); Jenny Walz took fourth in the 5,000 (18:04.61); Jenny Launder took fifth in the 5,000 (18:05.16); Amber Matzoll took sixth in the 10,000 (38.21.99); Becca Wilkin was sixth in the steeplechase (11:24.33); and Molly Clarke was eighth in the 10,000 (39:14.20).
Other scorers for St. Thomas were;
- Jalia Anderson took third in the pole vault (11-4 1-4);
- Steph Kretlow took third in the long jump (17-1 1-4);
- Bierman took third in the 400 hurdles (64.08) and third in the 100 hurdles (14.65);
- Sidney Severson was fourth in the high jump (5-1 1-4);
- the 4x400 relay team took fourth in 3:59.47 with Keely Smith, Matilda McFerson, Helstad and Adamson;
- Mariah Terhaar tied for fifth in the high jump (5-1 1-4) and took eighth in the heptahlon;
- Keely Smith took sixth in the 400 hurdles (66.76);
- Berit Borstad was sixth in the hammer (145-2);
- Taylor Quandt was seventh in the triple jump (34-7 1-4);
- Claudia Lundgren took seventh in the 1,500 (4:51.76);
- Katelyn Marciniak took fifth in the 200 dash (25.57) and seventh in the 100 dash (12.60);
- Anna Kroll placed seventh in the 800 (2:20.69);
- McFerson took seventh in the high jump (4-11 1-2).