The Gustavus women’s outdoor track and field team registered 20 top five finishes and three individual event wins at the Lee Krough Invitational held at the Gustavus Outdoor Track and Field Complex on Saturday afternoon in St. Peter, Minn. Laura Secor, Janey Helland, and Sarah Baker were the top Gustavus performers at the meet. Secor won the 1500-meter (4:49.17), Helland won the long jump (17’ 10.25”), and Baker won high jump (5’ 3”). No team scores were kept at the meet.
Secor also added a third place finish in the 400-meter hurdles (1:07.08). Helland finished second in the 400-meter hurdles (1:06.50), and Baker also added a second place finish in the long jump (16’ 07”).
Kaelene Lundstrum had a good day with a second place finish in the high jump (5’ 3”), a third place finish in the long jump (16’ 5.75”), and a fourth place finish in the 100-meter hurdles (16.01).
Top finishers in the track events included Danielle Burgmeier, Abby Karl, Megan Lundgren, Vanessa Jones, Natalie Ristau, and Brooke Beskau. Burgmeier finished fifth in the 1500-meter run (5:01.72). Karl took fifth in both the 400 (59.79) and 200-meter dash (26.73). Lundgren finished third in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:21.37. Jones added a sixth place finish in the 3000-meter steeplechase (11:52.28). Ristau took fourth in the 800-meter run (2:25.69), and Beskau placed fifth in the 5000-meter run.
The Gusties had a sold day in the field events, as Becca Bryson, Lauren Rothschiller, Sam Broderius, and Ally Voss all recorded top five finishes. Bryson placed second in the triple jump (34’ 04.25”) and fifth in the javelin (116’ 03”). Rothschiller finished third in the triple jump with a leap of 33’ 11.50”. Broderius took fourth in the discus (135’ 09”) and sixth in the shot put (41’ 05.75”). Voss rounded out the top Gustavus finishers in the field events with a third place finish in the pole vault, clearing 10’ 08.75.
The Gustavus women’s track and field team will travel to Northfield, Minn. on Saturday, April 17th, to competein the St. Olaf Manitou Classic beginning at 11:00 a.m.