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Cougar track at Cobber Duals

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After a successful start to the indoor track and field season, the Cougars track and field were back in action Saturday, Feb. 1 at the Cobber Duals in Moorhead. Both the men and women took fourth last week in River Falls, Wisconsin.

Last week, Linda Keller was named the UMAC Runner of the Week after winning her race after nearly two years removed from her last indoor meet. Ryan DeRoeck and Chalmer Combellick each won their event as well.

The Cougars are just three weeks away from the UMAC Championships, which are Feb. 22 in Duluth. The team is back in River Falls, Wisconsin on Saturday, Feb. 8 before traveling to Fargo for the Bison Open on Feb. 15.

Mens track and field

The men's track and field team finished the Cobber Duals 4-4 on Saturday, Feb. 1 in Moorhead.

Dalton DeGraffenreid set the school record in the pole vault for the second straight meet. Leandro Dower and Nick Solberg each set PR's in the 60m dash. Dower took fifth in the race. Chalmer Combellick won the one mile race in a time of 4:25.16.

Ken Broden won the 600m in 1:26.44. Josh Lozancich took third in the 800m run in a time of 2:03.13. Dower also had a good run in the 200m, finishing in a time of 23:16 to take fourth. Combellick took third in the 300m in a time of 9:16.93.

The 4x400m relay team, consisting of Lozancich, Ryan DeRoeck, Zach Smith and Broden took third with a time of 3:34.39.

Womens track and field

Thanks to some impressive PR's the Cougar women's track and field team went 6-4 on Saturday at the Cobber Duals. Nicole Deziel set a PR in 500m by two minutes and 15 seconds. In a deep weight field the Cougars had three impressive performances by Hether Kamps, Amber Hosie and Katherine Jarrett all threw over 11.70m.

Rachel Wingebach took fourth in the 5000m run in under 19:43. Jennifer LaRoque took fifth in the high jump with a height of 1.51m.

Ashleigh improved her by 1:14 in the 5000m. Anna Peterson set a PR in the 200m finishing in a time of 28.20. Alicia Doerr had a PR in the pole vault setting a mark at 2.61m.

Brooke Kern

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