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Gustavus Adolphus College women's track and field coach Tom Thorkelson has been selected as the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Women's Outdoor Track and Field Coach of the Year. Thorkelson led the Gusties to a second-place finish at the MIAC Championships last weekend. Gustavus won seven individual events as it compiled 173 points, which is the highest point total in program history.
Gustavus Adolphus sophomore Sam Broderius (Hector, Minn.) has been named the Outstanding Women's Field Athlete at the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships after winning titles in the discus and the shot put. Broderius captured the shot put title with a NCAA provisional distance of 44 feet, 8 3/4 inches and the discus title with a NCAA provisional distance of 148 feet, 3 inches.
The Gustavus women's golf team is in a three-way tie for fifth place after the first day of the NCAA Division III Championships which are being held at the PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Florida. The Gusties were sparked by the play of Kali Griggs, who fired a five-over par round of 77. Gustavus, which shot a first round team score of 322 trails first place University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, which shot a 312, by 10 shots.
Junior Cole Carlson won the 400 meter dash with a NCAA provisional school record time of 48.03 to help the Gustavus men's track and field team finish in seventh place with 65.5 points at the MIAC Championships hosted by Carleton College. Senior Tyler Geyen earned second in the 110 meter hurdles with a NCAA provisional time of 14.50 and fifth in the javelin at a distance of 172 feet, 7 inches. St. Thomas claimed the team championship with 182 points, while Saint John's finished second with 125 points.
The Gustavus women's track and field team won seven individual events as it compiled 173 points, which is the highest point total in program history, to finish second at the MIAC Championships hosted by Carleton College. Sophomore Sam Broderius (Hector, Minn.) captured multiple event titles with NCAA provisional marks in the shot put with a distance of 44 feet, 8 3/4 inches and the discus with a distance of 148 feet, 3 inches.
John Kauss Selected To Compete In NCAA Individual Championships, Kauss and Mike Burdakin Chosen For Doubles
The NCAA Division III Men's Tennis Committee has selected John Kauss (Sr., St. Paul, Minn.) as one of 32 single players to participate in the NCAA Men's Tennis Individual Championship and is the only undefeated Division III player in the singles draw at 24-0. Kauss and doubles partner Mike Burdakin (Sr., Bettendorf, Iowa) were also selected as one of 16 double teams to participate in the NCAA Men's Tennis Double Championship.
The Gustavus men's track and field team will compete in the MIAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships this Friday and Saturday at Carleton College. Senior hurdler Tyler Geyen and junior sprinter Cole Carlson are ranked among the elite performers in the conference heading into the weekend championships. The meet begins at 2:00 pm on Friday and continues on Saturday beginning at 1:00 pm.
The Gustavus women's track and field team will take participate in the MIAC Outdoor Championships this Friday and Saturday at Carleton College. The Gusties finished second at the outdoor meet a year ago and placed second at the indoor championships in March. Coach Tom Thorkelson's squad will attempt to use its talent and depth to sneak past St. Thomas into the top spot this year. The meet begins at 2:00 pm on Friday and then on Saturday, events begin at 1:00 pm.
Gustavus Adolphus College is set to host one of the eight NCAA Regional Tournaments for men's and women's tennis at the Brown Outdoor Tennis Complex in St. Peter. The women's tennis tournament will take place Thursday, May 7 through Saturday, May 9, while the men's tennis tournament will be held Friday, May 8 through Sunday, May 10.
Gustavus Adolphus junior Kaelene Lundstrum (Bird Island, Minn./BOLD) was named the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Women's Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week for the week ending May 3, 2009. Lundstrum captured first place in the MIAC Heptathlon with a seven event point total of 4,550 points. The score was an NCAA provisional qualifying mark and ranks fifth among Division III competitors.