Northfield, Minn. – St. Mary's University's Ashley Dingels broke her own MIAC record in winning the MIAC Heptathlon for the second time in three years, scoring 4,668 points.
Dingels, who missed last year's event with an injury, broke her previous record of 4,641 points. Dingels recorded MIAC Heptathlon records in the high jump (5'7.25") and shot put (37'2.5") on Thursday.
Concordia's Nicole Plante was second with 4,462 points and Hamline Dana Luiken palced third with 4,271 points. Plante set a new MIAC Heptathlon record in the javelin throw on Friday with a toss of 128'2", although it was about five meters off her season best. Dingels, Plante and Luiken all earned All-MIAC honors with their top-three finishes.
St. Benedict's Meghan Orgeman (4,132 points), Macalester's Kirsten Fridtad (4,002), Carleton's Kestral Schwaiger (3,853), Blythe Bittman of Gustavus (3,709) and Nikki Mammen of St. Thomas (3,562) rounded out the top eight finishers and scored points for their teams. The points apply to the MIAC Championships, slated for May 13-14 at Macalester College.
Bittman also set a MIAC Heptathlon record with a 200-meter time of 25.54, the second-best MIAC time this season and a personal best by more than a full second.