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St. Norbert Wins Fourth Straight MWC Indoor Championship

From Asst. AD/Athletics Communications, February 24, 2018 | Women's Track & Field
by Dan Lukes,, (920) 403-4077

RIPON - St. Norbert College captured its fourth consecutive Midwest Conference Indoor Track and Field championship with a dominating performance at the conference meet at Ripon College's Willmore Center.

The Green Knights rolled up 178 points en route to their 10th overall MWC indoor title. The total easily outdistanced Monmouth College's 127 points, while Cornell College was third with 87 points.

The 4x400-relay capped off the meet with a conference title. Peyton McCauley, Morgan McClone, Hailey Ruplinger and Maddie LeBrun turned in a time of 4:03.26 to capture the event

LeBrun, who was named MWC Track Performer of the Year, also won the conference title in the 400-meter run with a time of 58.06 seconds. The distance medley relay of Danielle Harris, Ruplinger, Tatiana Johnson and Graceanne Tarsa also took home first place with a time of 12:58.42.

LeBrun finished second in the 200-meter dash with a time of 26.64 seconds, while Sarah Parbs was second in the 3,000-meter run in 10:42.32.

Haidyn Mueller recorded a third-place finish in the 60-meter hurdles in 9.35 seconds, while McClone was third in the 400-meter run in 59.98 seconds. Megan Cibulka was third in the 800-meter run in 2:19.78.

Kelley Gardipee was fourth in the 800-meter run in 2:23.82, Hannah Kruse was fourth in the weight throw at 44 feet 3/4 inches. Emmy Larson was fourth in the high jump at 5-0 1/4 and eighth in the triple jump at 33-11 1/4.

McCauley finished fifth in the triple jump at 34-7 1/2. Claire Van Beek was fifth in the 800-meter run in 2:24.12.

Anna Giblin was sixth in the 60-meter hurdles in 9.78 seconds, while Hayley Winzenried was sixth in the high jump at 4-10 1/4. Brianne Barta was seventh in the 400-meter run at 1:02.91, while Gretchen Price was seven in the 3,000-meter run in 10:57.97. Savanna Smith was eighth in the weight throw at 43-3 1/4.