WILMINGTON, N.C. - - Junior Molli Detloff led the University of North Dakota track and field team with a historic performance today as it opened its outdoor season at the Seahawk Invitational hosted by the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
Detloff improved her school record with a hammer throw of 202 feet (61.56 meters). Detloff’s previous school record was 198-05 (60.47), which she set in 2015 at the NCAA West Regional Meet. She is the first UND athlete, male or female, to throw 200-plus feet in the hammer. Her mark also earns her the sixth best throw in Big Sky Conference history.
“The hammer throw went really well today,” said head coach Kevin Galbraith. “For Molli to come out and throw over 200 feet is a fantastic way to open our season.”
Winning the hammer throw for the men was senior Cody Mach with a throw of 178-01 (54.27). Following behind Mach were Adam Mehr and Tyler Kolander. Mehr earned a personal record with his throw of 174-05 (53.16), which also improved his fifth-place standing in UND history. Kolander also earned a personal record and improved his ninth-place standing in the history books with his throw of 163-11 (49.96).
Natasha Brown took a third-place finish in the 100-meter dash preliminaries to qualify her for the finals tomorrow.
In the 5,000-meter, Connor Danielson took a fourth-place finish with his time of 15 minutes, 18.09 seconds. The mark earned him the tenth spot in UND history.
The Fighting Hawks will continue competition tomorrow with the field events beginning at 9 a.m. To follow the live stats visit http://www.scullionstiming.com/17seahawk/.