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Cougar women compete at Cobber Twilight

The University of Minnesota, Morris women's track and field team took on the Cobber Twilight on Tuesday, posting some of their best marks of the season.

A rare midweek meet, the Cougars were one of seven teams competing, and with a partial squad earned 51.0 points to place fifth. Host Concordia-Moorhead ran away with the team title with 279.0 points, while MSU, Moorhead was a distant second with 163.0. Ahead of the Cougars in third was Bemidji State with 79.0 and Northern State in fourth with 74.0. Jamestown (30.0) in sixth and North Dakota (11.0) in seventh rounded out the team scoring.

Topping the list of finishers was Jennifer LaRoque, with a 5-feet-3.25 in the high jump. LaRoque has now finished first or second in the high jump in every meet this season.

With a third-place finish was Katie Oden in the 400-meter, as she finished with a career-best time of 1:02.33. Her time now puts her fourth all-time at UMM.

With a fourth-place finish - leading three Cougars in the top six - was Kaylie Clark in the hammer. Clark broke 40-meters for the first time and finished with a mark 139-feet-03, which moves her into third all-time at UMM. In fifth in the event was Katia Vantries (135-feet-09) and in sixth was Kat Nelson with a 126-feet-09).

Clark then added a fifth-place in the javelin, finishing with a toss of 120-feet-05, while Nelson added an eighth place in the shot put, posting a season high 36-feet-04.

In the pole vault, the Cougars had two entrants finish in the top six, led by a career-high-tying 9-feet-2.50 from Whitney White to place fifth. Right behind with an 8-feet-8.75 was Connor Lewis in sixth place.

With three finalists in the discus, the Cougars were well represented, led by a career best from Amber Hoise who placed fifth with a 144-feet-00. Hoise is now among the top five all time at UMM. Placing seventh in the event for the Cougars was Heather Kamps (101-feet-08) and in eighth was Vantries (100-feet-08).

Running the 100-meter dash for the first time all season, Leah Parker came in fifth with a time of 13.30.

In the 200-meter, Anna Peterson ran a 28.45 to place seventh, her best time of the season.

The Cougars return to action this weekend at the Drake Alternative hosted by Gustavus Adolphus. It's all in preparation for the UMAC Championship, hosted by UMM on May