Week in sports, Feb. 27


Melanie Hopkins

Senior Leah Schwartzman scores during the MIAC playoff game.

Levi Jones, Sports Editor

Men’s Track

@ MIAC Indoor Championships 6th place

The men’s track and field team had an impressive showing at the MIAC Indoor Championships. Taking place at St.Olaf, the meet was between the 11 MIAC teams. Hamline senior Eric Dols had one of the best performances of the night, placing first in the Shot Put with a throw of 55-5.75. Junior Mitchell Mada was just behind placing sixth in the same event with a 51-5.50 throw. Yet Hamline also saw success in the mile with junior Frank Gustafson placing third with a time of 4:17.74. These finishes, along with the efforts of the rest of the team, found Hamline placed in sixth place.


Women’s Track

@MIAC Indoor Championship 2nd place

Over the course of Saturday Feb. 23 the Women’s track team showed what they could do at the MIAC Indoor Championships. Hamline junior Briana Berninghaus took first in the 200 Meters with a time of 25.51. This was followed by sophomore Helen Dolan who took second in the 1000 meters. Berninghaus was joined by first years Jailyn Robinson and Liliana Olson as well as senior Gabrielle Brown, to take third in the 4×200 relay. Junior Abigail VanGoethem took third in Triple Jump. These finishes helped to push Hamline into second place where they finished with 113.50 points.


Women’s Hockey

@ Augsburg 6-1 W

The first game of the playoffs saw the Hamline pipers take on Augsburg. The winner of this game would be headed to the MIAC Championship on Mar. 2. This put the pressure on both teams as they sought to have a chance at the MIAC Championships. The first period didn’t see either team score, it wasn’t until the second when only thirty seconds in junior Bre Simon put Hamline ahead, followed less than two minutes later by senior Leah Schwartzman. The pipers did not let up scoring two more times in the period to Augsburgs one. This saw the score at 4-1 at the end of the second period. Looking to finish the game Hamline managed two more points on the board. The pipers are set to face off against St.Thomas on Mar. 2. The last time the teams met they split their two games.