Kaelene Lundstrum (Jr., Bird Island, Minn./BOLD) successfully defended her pentathlon title at the 2009 MIAC Indoor Track and Field Championships with a school and conference record total of 3,445 points on Thursday evening. The previous school and conference record was 3,342 points set by Lundstrum in 2008 when she won the conference title. Her mark of 3,445 points met a NCAA provisional standard and is the second-highest point total in Division III this season.
Lundstrum won each individual event in the pentathlon as she finished 311 points ahead of the second-place finisher. She finished the 55-meter hurdles in 8.83 seconds, cleared a height of 5′ 2.25″ in the high jump, threw the shot put for 42′ 4″, recorded a distance of 16′ 5.25″, and completed the 800 meters in 2:34.13.
The meet, which is being held at the Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn., runs through Saturday afternoon.