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Central Invitational

  • Date: Saturday, March 31, 2012
  • Time: 10:00 am
  • Location: Pella, Iowa

Luther traveled to Central College for the first meet of the outdoor season. The Norse placed eighth from the field of 14 teams posting 38 points. 

Nine different athletes and the 4 x 100 posted points for the Norse. Derek Mueller placed seventh in the triple jump with a distance of 37-7 3/4. This mark also ranks second on Luther's all-time list. 

Fourth place finishes were posted by Logan Langley in the 1500 (4:03.12), Joel Clark in the 110 hurdles (15.35), and Karl Gesch in the steeplechase (9:58.61). Also placing in the 1500 was Andrew Papke-Larson who was sixth (4:05.55) and Marty Mitchell who was eighth (4:07.07). Matt Rubins joined Gesch placing in the steeplechase finishing seventh (10:09.52).

Sam Stokes-Cerkvenik and Tom Lundberg placed fifth in the 400 hurdles and pole vault respectively. Stokes was clocked at 57.17, while Lundberg cleared the bar at 11-11 3/4. Nick Clark placed sixth in the 200 (22.40) and Josh Humpal placed eighth in the shot put (44-9 3/4). 

Cole Hocker, Clark, Donterrious Porter and Mark Hoyer picked up points for the team in the 4 x 100 clocked at 43.74.

Dan Blattner did not place in the hammer throw, but his mark of 108-00 ranks tenth on Luther's all-time list.

Complete results

Luther returns to action on Wednesday, April. 4 when it will travel to Loras College for the Midweek Invite. Action begins at 4:00 p.m.

Questions? Contact David Blanchard, post_to_results, 563-387-1586