The Gustavus Adolphus men’s track and field team will compete in the 2004 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Indoor Championships March 4-6. Saint John’s University is hosting the championships at the McNeely Spectrum in Collegeville, Minnesota. The Gusties finished in second place at the 2003 MIAC Indoor Championships behind the University of Saint Thomas.
Senior Matt Diercks will defend his 2003 MIAC long jump indoor title. Diercks’ best jump this season was 21′ 6″ and is the second farthest in the MIAC this season. The senior also holds the tenth fastest time in the 55-meter dash, with a converted time of 6.77.
Jack Henkemeyer, sophomore sprinter, has recorded MIAC top ten times in three different events. Henkemeyer’s time of 22.44 in the 200-meter dash is the fastest in the conference this season. The sophomore has the MIAC second fastest time in the 55-meter dash with a converted time of 6.52. Henkemeyer’s time of 49.50 in the 400-meter dash is the third fastest time in the MIAC this season.
Freshman Tanner Miest will compete in his first MIAC Indoor Championship. Miest recorded a converted time of 8.04 in the 55-meter hurdles, which is the second fastest time in the MIAC this indoor season.
The Gustie relay teams will look to secure valuable team points in the 800-meter relay and the 4×400-meter relay races. The Gusties have the second fastest time in the conference in the 4×400-meter relay with a time of 3:35.33. Gustavus holds the third fastest time in the 800-meter relay with a time of 1:33.31.
The MIAC Indoor Championships will begin Friday afternoon. The schedule of events and championship program can be found at the MIAC Indoor Championship website courtesy of Saint John’s University.