The Gustavus track and field team came away with ten event wins Saturday its own Drake Alternative Meet in St. Peter. Sari Lindeman won both the long jump and triple jump in rain-soaked conditions to emerge as the only Gustavus athlete to record multiple individual event wins.
Lindeman won the long jump with a leap of 17 feet, 1.5 inches and the triple jump with a leap of 35 feet, 5.75 inches, out-jumping Bethel’s Jennae Palmer and Minnesota State, Mankato’s Amanda Trost in both events. Shanna Dawson finished fourth in the long jump (16′ 5.75″) while also nailing down a third-place finish in the pole vault (11′ 3.75″).
Other individual event winners on the women’s side included Mollie Lager in the 1500-meter run (4:54.22), Funto Okanla in the 100-meter dash (:13.05), Sam Madsen in the 800-meter run (2:26.65), Carlie Hanson in the 400-meter hurdles (1:05.22).
The Gusties also picked up runner-up finishes on the track from Evelyn Ross in the 3000-meter steeplechase (11:55.17), Aryn Bell in the 100-meter hurdles (:17.38), Ashley Cronen in the 400-meter dash (:59.48), while Kelsey Becker and Linda Kanne crossed the line third in the 100-meter dash and 200-meter dash, respectively.
In the field events, Lisa Brown brought home the title in the javelin throw with a toss of 118 feet, 6 inches. Blythe Bittman finished third with a throw of 101 feet, 10 inches. Bittman also cleared 4 feet, 10.25 inches to finish sixth in the high jump, while Ashley Clemen uncorked a throw of 121 feet, 4 inches to place fourth in the discus throw.
On the men’s side, Tanner Miest captured his fourth 110-hurdles title in as many outings this season with a time of 15.15 seconds. Tyler Geyen finished fourth with a time of 16.04 seconds. Ben Treichel finished second in the 400-meter dash (:50.02) and later added a third-place finish in the 200-meter dash (:23.61), while Dan Westlund finished third in the 3000-meter steeplechase (9:57.26). Chad Arlt added a fourth-place finish in the 100-meter dash (:11.80) and Dan Foley finished fourth in the 5000-meter run (15:57.41).
Jered Hokenson and Andy Klaers led the Gusties with second-place finishes in the high jump and discus throw, respectively. Hokenson cleared 6 feet, 6 inches, while Klaers tossed the discus 139 feet, 4 inches. Klaers also finished seventh in the hammer throw (150′). Joe Atkinson added a third-place finish in the shot put (45′ 11.25″).
Both the Gustavus men and women captured titles in the 4×400-meter relay and finished second in the 4×800-meter relay. The women added a title in the 4×100-meter relay, while the men finished second.
The main portion of the Gustie track and field team will participate at Hamline Friday while decathletes and heptathletes will participate in the MIAC Multi-Events Championships Thursday and Friday at Carleton.