The Gustavus women’s indoor track and field team stands in second place with 55.3 points after the first day of the MIAC Championships. Diana Scott (Jr., Bristol, Conn.) highlighted the day for the Gusties as she captured the title in the weight throw with a NCAA provisional qualifying distance and a new school record at 53′ 6.25″. The meet, which is being held at Concordia College, concludes on Saturday afternoon.
St. Thomas leads the meet after the first day with 101.5 points, followed by Gustavus with 55.3, Concordia with 47, Saint Benedict with 40.3, Bethel with 37.3, Carleton with 37, Hamline with 32, St. Catherine with 27.5, St. Olaf with 23, Saint Mary’s with 17, Augsburg with 11, and Macalester with 0.
Janey Helland (So., Mapleton, Minn.) turned in the second top performance of the day as she finished second in the long jump with a mark of 17′ 1.5″. Kelly Nelson (Jr., Milaca, Minn.) and Kaelene Lundstrum (Jr., Bird Island, Minn.) joined Scott and Helland to be recognized as all-conference athletes as Nelson finished third in the pole vault (10′ 5.25″)
and Lundstrum took third in the 55-meter hurdles (8.82).
Other point scorers for the Gusties included Anna Bauer (Jr., Hastings, Minn.) finishing fourth in the weight throw at 50′ 8.75″, which met NCAA provisional standards, Megan Lundgren (So., Mankato, Minn.) placing fifth in the long jump (16′ 7.25″) and the 800 meters (2:21.68) and Meredith Halling (Jr., Rochester, Minn.) finishing tied for eighth in the pole vault (9′ 5.25″). The Gustavus distance medley relay team of Laura Secor (So., Stillwater, Minn.), Erica Roelofs (Fy., Vernon Center, Minn.), Abby Karl (So., St. Cloud, Minn.), and Kate Reins (So., Osseo, Minn.) finished seventh (13:01.50).
MIAC Championships Website