Heather Jelen, Bethel
Week of: 2009-03-02
Bethel University senior Heather Jelen (Sioux Falls, S.D./Lincoln) won the 800 at the Macalester Pre-MIAC Meet in an NCAA Provisional time of 2:16.25. The time is a new indoor personal best for Jelen and was over five seconds ahead of the second place finisher. This is Jelen's second NCAA provisional mark this season, and is currently 19th on the national list. She now only trails her teammate, Marie Borner, on the MIAC 800 list heading into this week's MIAC championships.
Katie Theisen, St. Thomas
Week of: 2009-02-23
University of St. Thomas senior Katie Theisen (Elko, Minn./New Prague) ran the fourth fastest mile time so far this season in Division III on Saturday at the University of Minnesota Parent's Day Open. Her time of 4:55.70 placed her third overall at the meet and established a new school record for the University of St. Thomas.
Marie Borner, Bethel
Week of: 2009-02-16
Bethel University junior Marie Borner (Cottage Grove, Minn./Park) won the 800 at the Lake Superior Challenge with an NCAA automatic qualifying time of 2:12.68. Her time is now fifth on the NCAA Division III National list. Borner's time also broke her own Bethel school record by over three seconds, and is now the top mark in the MIAC by over four seconds.
Nikki Arola, St. Thomas
Week of: 2009-02-09
University of St. Thomas junior Nikki Arola (Chisholm, Minn.) had a strong performance at Saturday's Wartburg Select Invite in Waverly, Iowa. Arola placed third in a very competitive 400 meter field finishing in 58.55, which is an NCAA provisional qualifying time that currently ranks fifth in the nation. She also won the 200 meter dash in 25.74. That time ranks #1 in the MIAC and is a new Wartburg field house record.
Whitney Holman, Augsburg
Week of: 2009-02-02
Augsburg College junior Whitney Holman (New Hope, Minn./Robbinsdale Armstrong), competing in her first meet of the season at the St. Olaf Invitational on Saturday, defeated a strong field in the 55 meter dash. Her winning effort was .07 seconds ahead of the defending MIAC champion in the 55 meter dash. Holman's time of 7.43 seconds is the fastest time in the MIAC so far this season.
Simone Childs-Walker, Carleton
Week of: 2009-01-26
Carleton College first-year Simone Childs-Walker (Seattle, Wash./Lakeside) placed first in both the mile and 3000 meter runs in her first collegiate track meet on Saturday at the St. Olaf Triangular. Her time of 5:17.09 in the mile led a trio of Carleton runners across the line and was a 40 second personal record. In the 3000 meter run, she finished in 10:26.65, the fastest time this season in the MIAC.