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MEN’S TRACK & FIELD
ST. PAUL – The Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) announced its postseason awards and all-conference list on Wednesday. The all-conference list includes individuals who placed first or second in an event and individuals of first-place relay squads.

For the Cougars, Ryan Anderson, Trent Merkins, and Zion Zaloudek received all-conference honors. Along with the all-conference honors, Jeffrey McEarchern received the UMAC Sportsmanship Award on behalf of UMN Morris and the Cougars received the team Sportsmanship Award.

UMN Morris All-Conference Honorees

Ryan Anderson | Senior | Distance

  • Won the mile (4:26.20)
  • Took second in the 3k (9:08.75)
  • Placed second in the distance medley relay (11:14.51)

Trent Merkins | Senior | Throws

  • Placed second in the shot put (50-8.25)
  • Took third in the weight throw (48-4.75)

Zion Zaloudek | Junior | Jumps

  • Won the pole vault (13-0.25)

Jeffrey McEarchern | Junior | Jumps/Throws

  • Finished fourth in the triple jump (38-9.5)
  • Placed ninth in the long jump (16-11.25)
  • Took 19th in the shot put (32-7)

WOMEN’S TRACK & FIELD
ST. PAUL – Jessica Bliese and McKenna Langerud were honored with postseason plaudits from the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC), as announced by the conference office Wednesday.

For the Cougars, Jessica Bliese received the UMAC Women’s Field Athlete of the Meet Award, while Langerud garnered the UMAC Women’s Rookie of the Year Award. Brooke Hogan also received the UMAC Sportsmanship Award on behalf of UMN Morris. Along with the postseason honors, the UMAC announced its all-conference list. The all-conference list includes individuals who placed first or second in an event and individuals of first-place relay squads.

UMN Morris All-Conference Honorees

Jessica Bliese | Junior | Throws

  • Won the shot put (42-2.25)
  • Finished second in the weight throw (49-3.75)

McKenna Langerud | Freshman | Distance

  • Won the mile (5:23.97)
  • Finished second in the 3k (11:00.51)
  • A member of the runner-up DMR (13:54.67)

Brooke Hogan | Senior | Sprints/Jumps

  • Placed third in the triple jump (31-9.25)
  • Took second in the 60-meter hurdles (9.70)
  • A member of the third-place 4×200-meter relay (2:01.13)

Hailey Gill | Freshman | Throws

  • Finished second in the shot put (39-5.75)
  • Placed fourth in the weight throw (43-7.25)

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