St. Thomas Track and Field had several good early-season performances on Friday and Saturday with athletes at two California competitions and one Twin Cities meet.
At Saturday's Pomona-Pitzer Invite, junior Steph Kretlow placed sixth in the long jump in 18-6 -- a mark that ranks seventh best in Division III; and Mallory Adamson clocked 61.61 in the 400 hurdles -- a time that ranks sixth in Division III. Both lead the MIAC.
At Friday's Whittier Invite, Grace Bordson cleared 5-5 in the high jump, a mark that ranks ninth nationally and second in the conference.
Other top-75 Division III times and marks recorded included:
- Claire Chell in the 100 dash (12.63, 73rd in D-III, 1st MIAC); 200 dash (25.93, 68th, 2nd MIAC); and 100 hurdles (16.51, 5th MIAC);
- Sara Ness in the steeplechase (11:48.52), 45th, 2nd MIAC);
- Carly Scheuerman in the 800 (2:19.15), 60th, 4th MIAC);
- Kendall Novak in the pole vault (11-1, 54th);
- Martha Hubbell in the 5,000 (18:12.04, 64th).
Early in the season, the Tommies have 24 performances ranked in the top six of the MIAC. That list includes the above athletes plus these others who competed last weekend:
- Katie Marciniak in the 100 (12.80, 3rd MIAC) and 200 (26.04, 4th MIAC);
- Anna Smith in the 100 (12.90, 4th MIAC);
- Delaney McLoone in the 100 (12.99, 6th MIAC);
- Morgan Dammann in the 800 (2:21.41, 6th MIAC);
- Scheuerman in the 1500 (4:57.05, 6th MIAC);
- Jordan Sifferle in the 100 hurdles (16.37, 4th MIAC); pole vault (10-8, 4th MIAC); and triple jump (34-7 3-4, 3rd MIAC);
- Sidney Severson in the high jump (5-1, 4th MIAC);
- Mariah Terhaar in the high jump (4-11, 6th MIAC) and pole vault (10-7, 5th MIAC);
- Taylor Quandt in the triple jump (33-8, 5th MIAC);
- Berit Borstad in the hammer (143-6, 3rd MIAC).