The Gustavus men’s track and field team competed at the Meet of the Unsaintly hosted by Hamline University on Friday, May 6 in St. Paul, Minn. No team scores were kept.
Senior Alex Kestly (Chisholm, Minn.) was the lone Gustie to win an event. Kestly won the discus throw with a distance of 151-9. The senior also placed fifth in the hammer throw with a distance of 153-6. Sophomore Andy Klaers (Delano, Minn.) placed sixth in the hammer throw with a distance of 152-9. Freshman Brad Johnson (Vadnais Heights, Minn.) placed second in the long jump with distance of 20-5.75.
In the running events, junior Jack Henkemeyer (Plymouth, Minn.) placed second in the 200-meter (22.64) and fourth in the 400-meter dash (49.86). Junior Mark Fincham (Edina, Minn.) recorded a time of 57.28 to place third in the 400-meter hurdles, while sophomore Tanner Miest (Watertown, Minn.) placed fourth with a time of 57.65. Miest also placed fourth in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 15.76.
Other top performers were distance runners sophomore Alex Zupan (Monona, Wis.) and senior James Sorenson (Hastings, Minn.). Zupan placed third in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 10:00.10, while Sorenson placed third in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 9:00.02.
Gustavus will compete in the MIAC Championships on Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14. Macalester College will host the conference meet in St. Paul, Minn.