It was a record setting weekend for Megan Pohlmann '17 (Grey Eagle, Minn. / Long Prairie-Grey Eagle) and the St. Catherine University track and field team. The junior thrower recorded not only her best performance of the season in multiple events, but also set the school record in the javelin throw at the Saint John’s Invitational on Sunday. For her performance, Pohlmann has been named Wildcat Athlete-of-the-Week.
Pohlmann wasted no time setting the school record once it was her turn on the runway. Her first throw in the javelin went well over 41 meters, breaking the St. Kate’s record that was set at the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) Outdoor Track and Field Championships last season. The throw also travelled the farthest of any in the event, and Pohlmann easily took first in the event that featured 12 other MIAC competitors.
Pohlmann’s performance in javelin on Sunday was not only one of the best in the conference, but in the nation as well. Pohlmann’s throw is ranked in the top-10 in all of Division III and is one of the top two throws in the MIAC this outdoor season.
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