The Gustavus men’s track and field team registered 22 individual top-10 finishes at the Capitol City Championships hosted by Hamline University on Thursday in St. Paul. There were no team scores kept at the meet, as Blair Riegel turned in Gustavus’ only win by taking first in the long jump with a leap of 22’ 2.25”.
Riegel also finished runner-up in the triple jump with a mark of 45’ 3”, and seventh in the 200-meter dash with a time of 23.20.
On the track, top three finishers included Matt Dvorak, Anders Bowman, and Steve Groskreutz. Dvorak went 11.55 to finish third in the 100-meter dash and 23.14 to place fifth in the 200-meter dash. Bowman placed third in the 5000-meter run with a time of 15:31.64, and Groskreutz came in third in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 16.10.
Adam Lund placed fifth in the 5000 with a time of 15:47.00, as did Matt Flotterud in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 16.65. Rounding out the top finishers in the track events were Mark Bartley, Matt Leeb, Eric Jorgenson, and Preston Tomlinson. Bartley finished sixth in the 3000-meter steeplechase (9:53.64), Leek took seventh in the 400-meter dash (50.06), Jorgenson came in seventh in the 800-meter run (1:59.37), and Tomlinson placed ninth in the 5000-meter run (16:30.77).
Aside from Riegel’s victory and runner-up finish, Cameron Clause recorded the top mark in the field events by taking third in the pole vault after clearing 14’ 7.25”. Carl Stenoien, Naga Rumicho, and Jake Peymann all cleared 5’ 8” in the high jump to tie for seventh.
Pat Tracy placed fourth in the shot put with toss of 42’ 10.25”, while Travis Wayne came in seventh in the same event with a throw of 38’ 6.25”. Mark Stice finished seventh in the hammer throw (156’ 02”), Ryan Obele took eighth in the discus (143’), and Ryan Ness placed 10th in the javelin (131’ 5”) to round out the group.
Select members of the Gustavus track and field team will travel to Des Moines, Iowa to take part in the Drake Relays on April 28-30. The rest the team will host the Drake Alternative on Saturday, April 30 in St. Peter, Minn.