Women Second, Men Third at MIAC Track and Field Championships

Posted on May 14th, 2006 by

The Gustavus women finished second at the 2006 MIAC Track and Field Championships with 115 points.

The Gustavus women finished second at the 2006 MIAC Track and Field Championships with 115 points.


The Gustavus men finished third at the 2006 MIAC Track and Field Championships with 102.3 points.

The Gustavus men finished third at the 2006 MIAC Track and Field Championships with 102.3 points.

The Gustavus Adolphus women’s track and field team finished second while the men’s team finished third as this year’s MIAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships wrapped up Saturday at O’Shaughnessy Stadium on the campus of University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. Host St. Thomas swept both titles for the sixth time in eight years.

The Gustavus women used eight top-three finishes in 15 events led by senior Kourtney Joyce (Wadena, Minn.), who broke her own school and meet records with a NCAA provisional qualifying time of 10:52.8 to win the 3000 steeplechase. First-year Lisa Brown (Lake Crystal, Minn.) captured the javelin throw with a NCAA provisional qualifying attempt of 136-11, breaking the school-record of 136-3 she set earlier this season. Senior Blythe Bittman (Fairmont, Minn.) finished fourth in the javelin with a toss of 113-6.

Set up by strong qualifying performances Friday night, the Gustie women fared well in the sprints and middle-distance races. Senior Ashley Cronen (Kandiyohi, Minn.) finished second in the 800 run with a time of 2:15.45 to top the list. Carlie Hanson (Jr., Buffalo, Minn.) added a third-place finish in the 400 hurdles (1:04.63), while Bittman finished sixth in the 200 (:26.51) and first-year McKenzie Burgess (Welcome, Minn.) finished seventh in the 400 (:60.62). Funto Okanla (So., St. Paul, Minn.) and Kelsey Becker (Jr., Lakeville, Minn.) both picked up points in the 100, with Okanla placing fifth (:12.86) and Becker finishing eighth (:13.83).

In other field events Saturday, Sari Lindeman (So., Cannon Falls, Minn.) finished second in the triple jump with a leap of 36-10

 

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