The Oles lone first-place finisher, Kelsey Watt 07, took the 1000 meter run with a time of 3:10.42. The time was a personal best for Watt, and it places her 14th in the MIAC honor roll for the event. Finishing second in the race was Kezia Manlove 06, who finished a mere two seconds behind Watt. She is currently ranked 19th in the conference.
Rebecca Trombly 06 took second in the 600 meter run with a time of 1:41.32, moving herself to 9th in the conference honor roll. Larisa Nordstrom 06 finished the event in fourth, with a time that places her 14th in the conference.
Another notable finish was Allison Erlander 07, who placed third in both the 400 and 200 meter dashes. Her times were 60.97 seconds and 27.28 seconds, respectively. Erlanders 400 meter time earned her a fourth place standing in conference, right behind Trombleys third ranked 60.80 seconds.
Elizabeth Ghandour 06 placed fourth in the pole vault, clearning 10 feet 8 inches. Her vault was fourth best in the MIAC and just two inches shy of an NCAA provisional qualification.
Overall, the womens performances on Friday were helpful in establishing their MIAC rankings.
Lindsey Boetcher 06 is ranked sixth in the 5000 meter run and Vicky Peterson 08 and Stacy Griffin 07 are sixth and eighth, respectively, in the shot put.
Lorna Wilson has the second best distance in the weight throw while Griffin has the fifth. Wilson threw 45 feet 11 1/4 inches on Feb. 12 in the St. Olaf Border Battle meet.
Coming off last seasons sixth place finish at the MIAC Indoor Track and Field Championships, the women appear primed for a strong performance. Coach Chris Daymont is back after a sabbatical and the team has progressed steadily over the course of the indoor season.
The women are heading off to this years incarnation of the tournament, which is hosted by Concordia, this weekend. They will join the men at the three-day meet in Moorhead, Minn. The first gun goes off at 5:30 p.m. Friday.