The Gustavus women’s indoor track and field team went into the final day of competition at the 2010 MIAC Indoor Track and Field Championships with a narrow one point lead over defending MIAC Champion St. Thomas. The Gusties could not hold the advantage on Saturday, as St. Thomas tallied 78 points, bringing it’s total to 158, and edging Gustavus by 28 points as the Gusties finished with a total of 130 to place second. The Gustavus women’s indoor track and field team has now finished runner-up to St. Thomas three consecutive seasons.
Saint Benedict finished third with 88 points, as Carleton totaled 74 points to take fourth, while Bethel placed fifth with 66 points.
Gustavus tallied six top five finishes on the day, as Sam Broderius was the top Gustavus performer. Broderius won the shot put with an NCAA provisional mark of 44’ 5.50”. Ally Voss also made the podium on the pole vault, clearing 10’ 11.75” and taking third place.
In the field events, Becca Bryson, Kaelene Lundstrum, and Lauren Rothschiller were the top Gustavus finishers. Bryson took fourth in the triple jump with a mark of 34’ 11”, Lundstrum placed fifth in the shot put with a toss of 39’ 7.75”, and Rothschiller placed sixth in the triple jump with a mark of 34’ 4.25”.
Abby Karl was the top individual performer in the track events with a fourth place finish in the 600-meter dash (1:37.23). The 800-meter relay team of Janie Briant, Julia Thompson, Amelia Schmidt, and Sarah Baker finished fourth with a time of 1:48.38.