Women’s Track & Field Places Third in MIAC Championships Posted on May 9th, 2004 by

The Gustavus Adolphus College women’s track and field team scored 105 points and placed third in the MIAC Championships Meet. The conference meet took place Friday and Saturday at St.Olaf College in Northfield, Minn. Eleven Gusties earned MIAC All-Conference honors by placing in the top three of their event.

In the field events, Kristin Petersen earned all-conference honors in the discus and hammer throw. Petersen won the discus with a distance of 156-1, which automatically qualifies her for the NCAA Championships and sets a school record. She also finished second in the hammer throw with a distance of 137-4 and fourth in the shot put with a distance of 40-3.5. Jackie Luehmann earned all-conference honors in the shot put and discus throw. Luehmann placed first in the shot put with NCAA provisional distance of 45-7.75 and third in the discus throw with a distance of 132-4. In the pole vault, junior Kristi Schneider and senior Shannon Martin cleared a NCAA provisional height of 10-10.75 and tied for second place. Schneider and Martin both earned all-conference honors.

In the relays, the 4×100 and 4×400-meter relay team earned all-conference honors. The 4×100 team of Kelsey Becker, Kim Swanson, Maggie Stolp and Blythe Bittman placed second with a NCAA provisional time of 49.04. The team of Kim Swanson, Ali Cordie, Krista Cruse and Ashley Cronen placed third in the 4×400 with a NCAA provisional time of 3:55.06.

In other events, junior Ali Cordie finished third in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 64.76 to earn all-conference honors. Sophomore Ashley Cronen earned all-conference honors with a time of 58.40 in the 400-meter dash to place third.

Team Scores


1 Concordia 119.7
2 St. Thomas 115.0
3 Gustavus Adolphus 105.0
4 St. Olaf 95.0
5 Carleton 87.3
6 Macalester 71.0
7 St. Benedict 65.0
8 Augsburg 60.0
9 Saint Mary’s 59.5
10 Hamline 48.0
11 St. Catherine 21.0
12 Bethel 11.5



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