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Started by Chris, March 04, 2007, 04:06:44 PM
quote:Men's Track sails to 23rd MIAC title in rowSt. Thomas got victories from seven different athletes and scored in 17 of 20 events to claim its 23rd conference men's team title in the 23-year history of the event. The two-day MIAC Indoor Track & Field Championshps concluded Saturday at St. Olaf's Tostrud Center.St. Thomas scored 205 points to top runner-up St. John's (124) by 81. Hamline (104), Bethel (70), Carleton (65) and Gustavus (58) placed 3-4-5-6.The 23 consecutive team titles is the longest team championship streak in MIAC history. The Toms' average winning margin in the 23-year streak is an amazing 87 points. They've won by 30 or more points and scored at least 179 points in 21 of the 23 indoor meets. St. Thomas has also won 21 of the last 24 MIAC outdoor team championships.Tommie senior Matt Schroeder broke a 24-year-old meet record in the pole vault with a winning height of 16-3 1-4. Other Saturday wins came from Joe DeFrance in the 200 meters (22.60) and Matt Boumeester in the 1000 (2:33.69).Friday winners were Kyle Brandon in the mile, Brian Sames in the 800, James Ewer in the long jump and Chris Bradford in the 55.UST took second in the 800-meter relay in 1:31.68 with Scot Mattke, Kyle Jepson, Travis Birklid and Ewer.Brandon placed third in the 1000 (2:34.77).Fourths were scored by Ewer in the 200 (23.12); Cameron Roemhildt in the triple jump,(43-10); Mark O'Connell in the shot put (48-6 3-4); and the 4x400 relay team of Phil Bastron, Sames, Greg Dowe and Boumeester in 3:24.60.Fifths were scored by Bastron in the 200 (23.12); Sames in the 600 (1:14.16); Neil Atzinger in the 1000 (2:35.54); R.J. Strand in the triple jump (43-7 3-4).see complete results here