St. Thomas (Minn.) wins ninth consecutive MIAC title by 28.5 points
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- St. Thomas (Minn.) continued an incredible run of success Saturday in front of its home fans. The Tommies - who served as the host school - won their ninth consecutive conference title at the 2013 MIAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The title was UST's 29th overall as it has won 29 of the 32 outdoor titles in league history.
The Tommies won title No. 29 Saturday with an overall team score of 140.5, with a 28.5 point margin more than the rest of the field. Concordia-Moorhead had a great weekend - particularly in the field events - and was the runner-up with 112 points. St. Olaf (104) edged Saint Benedict (100) for third place and Hamline (93.5) rounded out the top five.
After one meet record fell Friday, another was broken Saturday. Gustavus's Allyson Voss won her consecutive MIAC outdoor pole vault championship and set a new conference meet record in the process. She cleared the bar at 12-5.5 (3.80 meters) to break the previous record, which was 12-5.25, set by St. Thomas' Karolien Bastiaens in 2003.
Senior Taylor Berg closed her season and MIAC career with two titles, including her second championship in the 1,500-meter run. She recorded a winning time of 4:41.48 and added a title in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 17:55.59.
Angela Tipp also had a great meet, winning the 400-meter title (58.58) and anchoring the first-place 4x100-meter relay (48.72). Mallory Burnham, Emily Van Heel and Christina Rozeske teamed up with Tipp to win the 4x100 title. Burnham added a first-place finish in the 100-meter hurdles (14.71, wind). Kayla Goeman scored another St. Thomas victory in the 800-meter run (2:17.24). Tipp, Aimee Junget, Goeman and Van Heel also combined to win the 4x400-meter relay with a time of 4:00.28.