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

Posted 4/24/2013


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).