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Luther finished ninth of nine teams at the Augustana (IL) Meet of Champions.
Dalen Dirth placed first in the decathlon with a point total of 6,347. This point total was not only the fourth best all-time in Luther history, but currently ranks fifth in the NCAA III following this weekend's competition.
Four other Norse posted Luther top-10 performances. Scott Mittman, who placed sixth in the 10,000, ran a time of 31:32.91 that ranks second all-time. Marty Mitchell finished 15th in this same event with the eighth fastest time in school history of 31:32.91.
Dan Blattner and Dan Etter finished 30th and 31st respectively in the hammer throw. Blattner's distance of 125-10 ranks sixth all-time, while Etter's throw of 125-2 ranks seventh. Josh Humpal placed 14th with a mark of 143-2. Earlier this year he posted the second best distance of all time of 151-10.
The Norse will be participating in the Drake Relays April 26-28 and at the St. Mary's University (MN) Open on April 28 next week.
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