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Competing this weekend:
Mata Agre (Class of '12) - Gustavus
Team Recap. Quote: "Rounding out Gustavus’s top performances with third place finishes was Kaitlin Bembenek (Jr., Prior Lake, Minn.), Haley Kemper (Sr., Prior Lake, Minn.), and Mata Agre (So., Medina, Minn.). Bembenek went 1:01.51 in the 400-meter dash, Kemper clocked a 1:12.44 in the 400-meter hurdles, and Agre posted a time of 12:12.51 in the 3000-meter steeplechase."
Mata has run even faster this season, with a time that places her 45th in the nation for D3 colleges.
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|Mata during the steeplechase.|
Lauren Farquhar (Class of '13) - Bethany Lutheran College (MN)
Competed at the Lee Krough Invitational. Lauren ran the Women's 3000 Meter Steeplechase, placing 4th with a time of 12:52.66.
Mary Franke (Class of '14) - Colorado State
Annika Halverson (Class of '14) - Bethel (MN)
Team Recap. Quote: "The Royal women enjoyed particular success in the distance events on Saturday, as several athletes easily surpassed their season and career-bests. Freshman Annika Halverson ascended to No. 15 (actually 14th...see below) in the nation in the 1500-meter run with a time of 4:39.79, while teammates Mollie Gillberg and Melody Waltontook the top-two spots in the 3000-meter steeplechase."
|Halverson won the 1500 at Hamline on Saturday.|
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Marit Sonnesyn (Class of '13) - Gustavus
Competed at the Lee Krough Invitational. Marit ran the Women's 5000 meters, placing 2nd in a time of 18:42.81. Should her time hold through the weekend, she'll be in the top 3 in the MIAC.
Team Recap. Quote: "On the track, Courtney Branch (Jr., Minnetonka, Minn.) and Marit Sonnesyn (Jr., Plymouth, Minn.) both finished runner-up in their respective race. Branch crossed the finish line in 5:09.30 in the 1,500-meter run, and Sonnesyn came in behind Fermoyle in 18:42.81 in the 5,000-meter run."
Marit's time places her 3rd best in the MIAC.
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Adam Brandt (Class of '13) - University of St. Thomas
Aaron Breyer (Class of '14) - South Dakota
Brian Jarvey (Class of '12) - University of St. Thomas
Joe Meister (Class of '13) - UW-Eau Claire
Competed at the UW-Platteville Invitational. Joe ran the Men's 3000 meter steeplechase and placed 5th with a time of 10:19.15.
Derek Peterson (Class of '13) - Lipscomb (TN)
James Smith (Class of '14) - Cornell (NY)
Competing at Bucknell Bison Outdoor Classic. James was scheduled to run the Men's 400 on Sunday, but appears to have not run.
Michael Smith (Class of '14) - Cornell (NY)
Competing at Bucknell Bison Outdoor Classic. Michael ran the Men's 400, placing 11th with a time of 48.93. He also ran the third leg of the Men's 4x100 which placed 8th with a time of 42.55. He is also anchored the Men's 4x400 relay on Sunday to a 4th place finish in a time of 3:16.49.
Team Recap. Quote: "Sophomore Tobenna Attah led the 400 group in ninth place (48.86), just ahead of Michael Smith (11th, 48.93), sophomore Will Gibson (49.82), and freshman Lionel Chambers (50.48)."
"In the 4x400 relay, the group of Attah (50.0), senior Max Hairston (49.1), senior Francisco Olloqui (48.7), and Michael Smith (48.5) placed fourth in 3:16.49 (IC4A)."
Obinnaya Wamuo (Class of '14) - University of Chicago
Competed at the UChicago at Chicagoland Championships (Glen Ellyn, Ill.), Wamuo ran 56.34 in the Men's 400 Hurdles, placing third. His time betters his previous PR by 2.7 seconds. That time puts him 5th fastest for the 400 hurdles in the University Athletic Association. The time also landed him in at 50th fastest in the nation for D3 schools.
Off this weekend:
McKenna Evans (Class of '14) - University of Nevada
Alayna Sonnesyn (Class of '14) - Vermont
Adam Moline (Class of '12) - UW-Eau Claire
Josh Thorson (Class of '12) - UW-Eau Claire