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It came down to the final event to determined the team champion for the 27th annual Luther Alumni Meet.
Trailing the alumni 123-124 entering the 4 x 400, the Norse foursome of Sam Stokes-Cerkvenik, Joel Clarke, Devin Gilbertson and Erik Ohlrogge edged the alumni team of Tyler Sherden, Vaughn Tackmann, Donterious Porter and Nick Clark by 0.09 seconds to secure the victory by a score of 130-129. The Norse were clocked at 3:34.03 and the alumni crossed the finish line at 3:34.12.
Dan Etter set a school record in the 35lb. weight throw posting a mark of 52-2 3/4. Etter finished second to Andrew Breggen, who competed unattached, and set both a meet and forum record with a mark of 58-04 1/2.
Individual first place finishes posted by the Norse included Kurt Hellmann in the 1,000 (2:36.29), Clarke in the 55 hurdles (8.17), Sam Zook in the 2000 steeplechase (6:30.00), Erik Queoff in the pole vault (13-7 1/4), and Caleb Freund in the long jump (19-7 1/2).
The Luther alumni won seven events that included two individual first place finishes by Sherden in the 300 meter dash and the 400 meter dash. Nick Clark won the 55 (6.88), Drew Burmahl won the mile (4:26.31), Andrew Papke-Larson won the 3,000 (9:04.28), and Brian Hatlevig easily won the high jump (6-3 1/2). The alumni also won the 4 x 200 (1:34.89).
Luther will travel to Carleton College one week from today to compete in the Meet of Hearts Invitational. Start time is scheduled for 11:00 a.m.
New Haven, Conn.
Questions? Contact David Blanchard, post_to_results, 563-387-1586