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She is currently ranked 12th in the world in the discus by the International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF).
Kelli Tranby (Sr., Moorhead, Minn.) saved her best meet for last, as she jumped a personal-best 18'7.25" in the finals of the long jump at the NCAA Division III National Meet at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn. Her fifth place finish earns her All-American honors, a first in her career. She is the first All-American for Concordia since Maria DeBoer ('00, Pine Island, Minn.) finished eighth in the discus in 2000.
Tranby finished first in her flight in the preliminaries with a jump
of 18'4.25". The jump placed her fourth overall and qualified her for the
finals with eight other competitors. In the finals she jumped 18'7.25",
which is a personal best for Tranby and also the second best jump in school
5/23 Mariah Mougey Does Not
Make the Finals in the Hammer Throw.
5/22 Spring Academic All-Conference
5/20 Kelli Tranby and Mariah Mougey Qualify for Nationals.
Concordia women's track and field athletes Kelli Tranby (Sr., Moorhead, Minn.) and Mariah Mougey (Jr., Enderlin, N.Dak.) have qualified for the NCAA Division III Track and Field Championship Meet. It will be the first outdoor national meet for Tranby, but the second trip for Mougey. She also qualified for the national meet in the discus as a first year athlete in 2000 - she did not the make the finals in the event.
Tranby will compete in the long jump, qualifying with a leap of 18-6 on April 28th at the NDSU Open. Her mark places her 16th among all qualifiers. She has won the past two long jump events at the MIAC Outdoor Championship Meet. Mougey qualified for the hammer throw with a toss of 155-6 at the UW-Oshkosh qualifier last weekend. She is also in the 16th spot heading into the national meet. She won the hammer throw at the MIAC Outdoor Championship Meet with a toss of 146-5.
The national meet will be held on May 23-25 at Macalester College in St. Paul. The hammer throw competition will take place on Thursday, May 23rd while the long jump competition will be held on Friday, May 24th. For complete details see the NCAA Track and Field Championship website.
5/17 Cobbers Compete at NCAA Qualifier at St. Olaf.
5/14 Cobbers Compete at the St. Thomas Last Chance Qualifier.
ST. PETER -- Concordia finished second at the MIAC Track and Field Championships with 127 points. It is the second straight year that the Cobbers have finished in the runner-up spot. That total was 19 points behind meet champion St. Thomas, who ended the meet with 146 points, and 22.5 points better than third place Carleton.
Event winners for Concordia at the two-day meet were Kelli Tranby (Sr., Moorhead, Minn.) in the long jump, Mariah Mougey (Jr., Enderlin, N.Dak.) in the hammer throw and Nicole Plante (Fort Benton, Mont.) in the javelin. Tranby also finished second in the 100 meter dash and fifth in the 200 meters.
The Cobbers went 1-2 in the javelin as Alison Routledge (Sr., Williston, N.D.) finished second to Plante. Other runner-up finishes included Beth Moen (Sr., Andover, Minn.) in the 10000 meter run, Annie Knierem (Jr., Glasgow, Mont.) who finished second in the triple jump and third in the long jump and Kristina Hall (So., Minot, N.D.) in the 400 meter hurdles.
5/10 Cobbers Lead MIAC Championships After Day 1.
The Cobbers were pushed to the lead behind the strength of senior captain Kelli Tranby (Moorhead, Minn.). Tranby won the long jump for the second consecutive year with a jump of 18-1 3/4. The leap set a new track record and also provisionally qualified her for the NCAA national meet. Tranby also qualified for the meet finals in the 100 and 200 meter dash.
Mariah Mougey (Jr., Enderlin, N.Dak.) won the hammer throw with a toss of 148-1, which provisionally qualifies her for nationals. Other Cobber performers that finished strong were Annie Knierem (Jr., Glasgow, Mont.) who finished third in the long jump, Beth Moen (Sr., Andover, Minn.) who finished second in the 10000 meter run and Erica Eastley (Fr., LaMoure, N.Dak.) who finished fifth in the discus.
The second, and final, day of the meet will be held tomorrow at Gustavus, starting at 10:00am.
5/04 Cobbers Compete at Masanz Invitational at MSU-Moorhead.
5/02 Cobbers Compete at MIAC Heptahlon; Plante Finishes Fifth.
4/30 Kelli Tranby Named MIAC Women's Track Athlete of the Week.
4/28 Cobbers Compete at NDSU Open
4/22 Cobbers Compete at NDSU Invite.
4/19 Track Meet On Saturday At NDSU Has Been Postponed.
4/15 Cobber Throwers Win MIAC Co-Field Athletes of the Week.
Mougey won the hammer at the St. Benedict/St. John's Quintangular with a provisional national qualifiyng 153-2. Her personal best throw ranks her first in the MIAC, by 28 feet, and 11th in the NCAA. Eastley, in the first throw of her collegiate career, threw a provisional national qualifying 129-7 in the javelin. She broke the new javelin school record, ranks number one in the MIAC, by 7 feet, and ranks number 10 in the NCAA. Eastley was also first in the discus and Mougey was second throwing from a rain-soaked circle.
The Concordia women's track and field team edged host St. Ben's, 222-213, in a close battle for the team title at the St. Ben's Quintangular.
The Cobbers were led by three provisional national qualifying performances and eight individual event victories. Provisionally qualifying for the NCAA Division III Nationals were Beth Moen (Sr., Andover, Minn.), Mariah Mougey (Jr., Enderlin, N.Dak.), and Erica Eastley (Fr., LaMoure, N.Dak.). Moen had her first ever national qualifying mark in the NCAA's newest event for women, the 3000 meter steeplechase. Her winning time of 11:59.83 was only 17/100th under that qualifying time of 12:00.00.
Mariah Mougey won the hammer throw with a personal record toss of 153-3. That mark places her 11th on the national list. First year thrower Erica Eastley threw the javelin 129-7 on the very first throw of her collegiate career. That initial toss won the competition, placed her 10th on the NCAA Division III list and breaks the school record for the new javelin (since 1999). Eastley was a double winner as she won the discus as well - with a fling of 113-1.
Other double winners for the Cobber women were Kelli Tranby (Sr., Moorhead, Minn.) in the long jump (17-2.75) and as part of the 4x400 relay team, and Kristina Hall (So., Minot, N.Dak.), who won the 400 hurdles with a personal best of 66.50 and part of the 4x400 relay team. Joining Hall and Tranby on the 4x400 were Lesley Albertson (Fr., LaMoure, N.Dak.) and Carrie Franson (Fr., Coleharbor, N.Dak.). Rounding out the Concordia first place finishes was Annie Knierim who won the triple jump with a personal best effort of 36-5.5.
The multi-event athetes will compete in the St. John's Heptathlon on April 14 and 15. Next competition will be the Kansas Relays, for those who qualify, April 18-20. The remainder of the squad will be at the NDSU Open, Saturday, April 20, events set to begin at 1:00 p.m. The Cobbers will be at home Tuesday, April 23 beginning at 3:00 p.m. for the Cobber Twilight Invitational.
4/10 Track Meet at MSU-Moorhead Has Been Canceled.
4/4 Track Meet at Jamestown on 4/6 Has Been Canceled.
3/23 Cobbers Finish Indoor Season at CSB/SJU Invite.
3/20 Cobbers Ranked 16th in National Indoor Poll.
3/1 Cobbers in 5th Place
After First Day of MIAC Championships.
2/28 Three Concordia Athletes
Compete at MIAC Pentathlon.
2/26 Cobbers Prepare for MIAC
Cobber MIAC Championship Preview:
Concordia will be counting on the strength of their field events to carry them to the top of the MIAC. The team possesses two outstanding throwers in Becky Lacher (Sr., Princeton, Minn.) and Mariah Mougey(Jr., Enderlin, N.Dak.) who will be looking to finish 1-2 in the weight throw. Both athletes have provisionally qualified for the national meet in the event, and both marks should be good enough to get them into the meet. Lacher will also be a contender in the shot put, along with teammate Erica Eastley (Fr., LaMoure, N.Dak.). The other key performer for the Cobbers will be Kelli Tranby (Sr., Moorhead, Minn.), who won last year's MIAC outdoor long jump and was recently named the MIAC Women's track Athlete of the Week. She has provisionally qualified for the nationals in the event with a jump of 17-11 1/2. Tranby will also compete in the 55 meters, the 200 meters and the 4x200 meter relay.
Traditionally, the Cobbers have excelled in the middle and long distance events, and this year should be more of the same. Beth Moen (Sr., Andover, Minn.) leads a corps of young runners into the MIAC championship meet. Moen's best events are the 3000 and 5000 meters and will be in the hunt in both races. If the young Cobber squad can continue their trend of improvement, then their streak of top flight finishes at the MIAC Indoor Championships should continue.
2/26 Kelli Tranby Named MIAC Track and Field Athlete of the Week.
Tranby won the long jump at the St. Ben's Quadrangular last weekend with a jump of 17-8.25. It is the second best jump in the MIAC this year, trailing only her own season-best mark of 17-11.5. That mark is 7.5 inches farther than the nearest competitor, and she is currently ranked 20th on the NCAA Division III qualifying list. Tranby is the defending MIAC Outdoor long jump champion reaching 18-1.75 in only her first season in the event.
2/22 Cobbers Finish 2nd at
St. Ben's Quadrangular.
As a team, the Cobbers won five different events. The highlights of the meet for Concordia came in the middle distance events, where Carrie Franson (Fr., Coleharbor, N.Dak.) and Lisa Owen (So., Minot, N.Dak.) set marks for the years low times in the 800 and 1000 meter runs. Franson lowered her own mark by over five seconds in the 800. Her time of 2:23.1 is the best of the indoor year for the first year runner, who continues to improve. Owen dropped her best effort in the 1000 by three full seconds.
Other event winners for Concordia included the 4x400 relay team of Sheena Berg (Fr., Barnesville, Minn.), Franson, Kari Rosenfeldt (Jr., Moorhead, Minn.) and Kendra Lee (Jr., Jamestown, N.Dak.) who finished in a time of 4:17.01, which is the fastest by a Cobber squad this year. Kelli Tranby (Sr., Moorhead, Minn.) won the long jump with a leap of 17-8 1/4, and is the favorite to win the event at the MIAC Championships.Becky Lacher (Sr., Princeton, Minn.) won the weight throw with a toss of 46-5 1/4, and teammate Mariah Mougey (Jr., Enderlin, N.Dak.) finished second with a mark of 45-10.
2/15 The Concordian, Cobber
track team breaking old records...
2/01 The Concordian, Track
team performs well at Bison Open
1/25 Concordia Hosts Cobber Pentathlon.
10/06 Tentative Indoor and Outdoor Schedules are Now Online.
8/10 Former Concordia All-American Track Star
Kuehl Finishes 8th at the World Championships in Edmonton, Alberta.
Kris Kuehl, a 1992 Concordia graduate, finished eighth in the Discus Throw at the World Championships in Edmonton, Alberta. Her throw of 62.63m (205'5") in the preliminary round placed her in sixth place heading into the finals. In the finals, her toss of 61.04m (200'3") earned her an eighth place for the competition. It is the highest finish in her career at a World Championship or Olympic meet, and it was also the first time she has qualified for the finals in an event of that magnitude.
She is currently ranked 12th in the world in the discus by the International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF), and second in the United States.
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