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2010 WDC grad Hannah Toedter makes a splash at Hamline University meet

Posted 4/24/2013

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Article and photos by Hamline University

The key to any successful track and field team is depth. At tonight's Hamline Twilight Meet at wet and windy Klas Field, another name -- Hannah Toedter (above, right) -- was added to the list of Piper women who may help to make Hamline a serious factor in the MIAC Meet next month.

Toedter (pictured at right) splashed to victory in the 3000 Meter Steeplechase. Her time of 12:05.99 held off the field by more than five seconds. 

It was the lone HU win in the unscored meet that saw two new school records set against a talented field that featured thinclads from the University of Minnesota, several D-II and III schools.

In addition to Toedter's impressive triumph, Marolyn Saulsberry took second in the 100 Meter Hurdles. Her time of 15.09 was a mere .05 off the lead and set a new school standard, breaking Dana Luiken's 15.16 timing in 2007. 

Becky Culp also earned a place in the record books with a 45-01 throw in the Shot Put. This eclipsed Misty Bahr's 44-9 3/4 performance in 1998. It was one of pair of seconds (trailing only a U-M thrower) for the senior. She also was second to a Gopher thrower in the Discus (153-10).

Among all D-III throwers, Becky currently ranks third in the Discus and eighth in the Shot Put. 

Maria Theisen claimed third place in the 800 Meters (2:23.81) as did Adrianne Acosta in the Javelin (88-03). Heather Holinger ran third in the 5000 Meters (18:52.03) with Cassie Ernst next in line (19:03.18).