The Gustavus Adolphus indoor track and field teams made the short trek to Mankato Saturday to take part in the MSU Open hosted by Minnesota State University, Mankato. No team scores were kept.
The Gustavus men were led by Andy Klaers , won the weight throw with a provisional national qualifying toss of 54 feet, 5.5 inches and also finished ninth in the shot put with a heave of 42-11.
Josh Sorenson took second in the pole vault with a school-record and provisional national qualifying effort of 15-7 1/4, while John Leaf finished fourth in the 5000-meter run with a time of 15:49.24.
The Gusties placed two competitors in the 60-meter hurdle final. After posting the third best qualifying time with an 8.66, Tyler Geyen went even lower in the final, posting an 8.58, but wound up fifth. Tanner Miest squeaked into the final with the eighth-best qualifying time (8.75) and ran an 8.60 in the final to finish sixth.
On the women’s side, the Gusties were led by Sari Lindeman, who finished fifth in the long jump (16-8 3/4) and sixth in the triple jump (35-9 1/2). Shanna Dawson and Janna Castellano tied for seventh in the pole vault after each cleared 10-9.
A quartet of Gustie women picked tenth place finishes in running events – Kelsey Becker in the 200-meter dash (28.06), Kaylee Munson in the 500-meter dash (1:32.59), Samantha Madsen in the 1000-meter run (3:16.13), and Jill Fagerstrom in the 5000-meter run (19:35.33).
Both Gustavus teams return to Bud Myers Field House next Saturday to compete in the Ted Nelson Classic hosted by MSU, Mankato.