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College track and field: Beneke wins MIAC hammer throw title

UMD's men finished seventh and women ninth in the NSIC meet this weekend in Aberdeen, S.D.

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WINONA — St. Scholastica's Lily Beneke earned the school's first Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference track and field championship when she won the hammer throw at the MIAC meet at St. Mary's University.

Her winning throw of 52.95 meters on Friday was the second-best in CSS program history.

The CSS men finished ninth (34 points) and women 10th (26) in the meet, which concluded on Saturday.

Calvin Boone broke his own school record in the 1,500 meters, clocking 3:52.93 in a second-place finish. Sprinter Samuel Eben Ebai, who set a school and track record in the prelims on Friday, finished second in the 100-meter final on Saturday in 10.68.

CSS also nabbed a third in the 4x800-meter relay on Friday.

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St. John's won the men's title for the first time since 2011, and Gustavus Adolphus was a first-time winner on the women's side.

  • Competing at the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference meet at Aberdeen, S.D. this weekend, the Minnesota Duluth men took seventh with 49.5 points and the UMD women were ninth with 32.

UMD's best men's finish came from Cole Fechner, who was runner-up in the 800 in 1:52.47. Ben Palmquist ran third in the 400-meter hurdles in 55.20 and tacked on a fourth in the 100 hurdles.
On the women's side, the 4x400-meter relay team of Rachel Boelke, Savannah Schley, Haleigh Reindl and Isabelle Brezinka finished second in that event (3:54.39). Brezinka was third in the 800 for UMD's best individual finish, while Reindl and Schley took fifth and sixth.

Minnesota State Mankato won both the men's (their 10th consecutive) and women's (their first since 2016) championships.

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