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Men’s and Women’s Track and Field host Indoor MIAC Championship meet

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Pictured: Will Kelly ’24 winning the 3000m race, Photo courtesy of Hannah Robb/St. Olaf Athletics


The St. Olaf Men’s and Women’s Track and Field teams hosted the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) Indoor Track and Field Championships on the weekend of March 23. Both teams performed impressively with the men’s team finishing in third place and the women’s tied for fourth place with Carleton. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights of the three-day meet.


The women’s team scored a total of 15 points in the 1000m race. The point scorers included Grace Moeller ’26, Sophie Call ’24, and Siri Erickson ’27 with respective third, fourth, and fifth place finishes. 


Another highlight of the meet was the 1600m race. The women scored 12 points in all with fourth, fifth, and sixth place finishes for Bella Call ’24, S. Call, and Moeller. Success in the distance races continued with a second place finish for the distance medley relay team consisting of Moeller, B. Call, S. Call, and Emma Storbakken ’25. 

In the field, the women scored nine points in long jump, with Ashlyn Jore ’26 taking second place and Ainslee Parker ’24 in eighth.


The men’s team also had impressive finishes. Scoring 25 points in the 3000m, Will Kelly ’24 and Kevin Turlington ’26 took first and second, with Ian Curtis ’24 and David Lynn ’24 finishing shortly after in fifth and sixth.


Kelly also took first in another high scoring event for St. Olaf: the 5000m. Anders Cote ’24 took fifth with Jack Deaver ’26 and Gael Manzur Strandlund ’26 in seventh and eighth scoring a total of 17 points. 


In addition, the men’s distance medley relay consisting of Jackson Marsh ’25, Henry Fisher ’24, Gabe Estrada ’24, and Ignatius Fitzgerald ’26 took first place and set a new MIAC Indoor Championship record. 


The heptathlon is an event in track and field where each competitor participates in the same seven events, including the 60m and 1000m races, high jump, long jump, pole vault, shot put, and 60m hurdles;  Demetri Lord ’24 took second overall. Andrew Cogley ’25 was also a point scorer for St. Olaf in sixth place.


Overall, it was a successful weekend for both teams. The MIAC Indoor Championship concluded the indoor track season, and now the teams will start training for the outdoor track season. Kelly and Lord will move on to compete at nationals, and outdoor meets will begin at the end of March.

Lauren Hanna
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