|Date:||May 9, 2014 - May 10, 2014|
Day One Results: Thanks to a sweep of the top three places in the Heptathlon and a one-two finish in the hammer throw, Luther sits atop the leader board after the first day of the Iowa Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The Norse have tallied 82 points. Wartburg is six behind with 76, followed by Loras with 47.
Leah Broderick set an Iowa Conference and school record in the Heptathlon en route to her second consecutive league title. Broderick posted a point total of 4818, breaking the old league record of 4813 set by Lindsay Schultz of Central in 2004. Teammates Anna Burke (4329) and Anna Lampe (4318) finished second and third. Broderick also earned all-conference honors (top three finish) in the high jump. Broderick finished third clearing the bar at 5-2 1/2.
Amanda Dunn also captured her second consecutive league title this afternoon. Dunn won the hammer throw with a mark of 161-05. She was followed by Jackie Hoyme who was second with a personal best of 154-07. This is the first time Hoyme has earned all-conference honors in this event.
Jayne Cole became a two-time all-conference performer in the 10,000. Cole, last year's league champion, finished third clocked at 38:15.24.
The 4 x 800 relay of Kayla Uphoff, Maggie Pierson, Nicole Powers and Tricia Serres placed second in the final race of the afternoon. The foursome posted a time of 9:11.43.
Individuals advancing to tomorrow's finals included Serres in the 800 and Lampe and Marea Holkesvik in the 400 hurdles.
Day Two Results: For the second time in as many years, Leah Broderick was named the Iowa Conference Most Valuable Performer for Field Events. Broderick followed up yesterday's conference title in the Heptathlon and all-conference performance in the high jump, with a third place finish in the javelin this afternoon. Broderick posted a mark of 117-5.
Tricia Serres was crowned the league champion in the 1500 and placed second in the 800. Her time of 4:29.45 in the 1500 was a new Carlson Stadium record.
All-conference performances were also posted by Devon Hovey in the steeplechase (2nd - 12:09.03), Kayla Uphoff in the 1500 (3rd - 4:38.51), Anna Lampe in the 400 hurdles (2nd - 1:03.36), Jayne Cole in the 5000 (2nd - 18:03.38) and Jackie Hoyme in the discus (2nd - 143-6).
The Norse finished second overall with 178 points. Wartburg won its 15th consecutive league title with 281.5. Loras was third with 119.5 followed by Central with 94.
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