The Gustavus Adolphus indoor track and field team crowned champions in six events at Friday’s Pre-MIAC Meet hosted by Carleton. No team scores were kept. Gustie senior pole vaulter Josh Sorenson (Hanska, Minn./Madelia) broke his own school record and bettered his NCAA provisional qualifying mark with a winning effort of 15-9 3/4.
In addition to Sorenson, other Gustavus winners included Cole Carlson (Fr., Mora, Minn.) in the 400-meter dash (51.66 seconds), Alex Zupan (Sr., Monona, Wis./Monona Grove) in the 800 (1:57.40), Tyler Geyen (So., Watertown, Minn./Watertown-Mayer) in the 55 hurdles (7.85), and Luke Weyandt (Sr., Ham Lake, Minn./Blaine) in the shot put (46-0).
Andy Klaers (Jr., Loretto, Minn./Delano) remained undefeated in the weight throw with a first-place toss of 52-3 1/4. Klaers also finished second behind Weyandt in the shot put with a heave of 44-10 1/4. Brian Anderson (Fr., Bloomington, Minn./Kennedy) finished fourth in the shot put (42-4 3/4) and fifth in the weight throw (41-5 1/4), while Nick Davis (Fr., Litchfield, Minn.) placed seventh in the shot put (40-3 1/2).
Drew Hood (Jr., Mankato, Minn./West) acted as Gustavus’ jack of all trades Friday finishing fourth in the pole vault (13-10), fifth in the high jump (5-5 1/4), and fifth in the 55 hurdles (8.38).
Dan Marti (Sr., Sleepy Eye, Minn.) won his heat of the 55 dash, qualifying for the final where he finished seventh with 6.87 clocking. Marti later added a fourth-place finish in the 200 (23.55).
Carlson led four Gusties in the top eight of the 400 field. Adam Caulfield (Sr., Woodbury, Minn.) finished third (52.78), while Tony Reed (Fr., Eden Prairie, Minn.) finished seventh (55.78) and Mark Scheer (Fr., Lincoln, Neb./Southeast) eighth (56.24).
Zupan finished just ahead of another Gustie in the 800 as Jake Fourre (Fr., Corcoran, Minn./Buffalo) finished second in a time of 1:59.06. Ryan Brownell (So., Hibbing, Minn.) crossed the line in sixth (2:04.59).
Dan Foley (So., Minneapolis, Minn./South) and John Leaf (So., Center City, Minn./Chisago Lakes) crossed the line 3-4 in the 3000 with Foley stopping the clock in 9:05.61 and Leaf in 9:05.99. The pair were edged at the line by Carleton’s Quentin Kennedy (9:05.60). Aaron Gibson (Fr., Brooklyn Park, Minn.) added a third place finish in the long jump (19-6), while Colin Rust (Chanhassen, Minn./Chaska) placed fourth in the triple jump (38-6 1/4).
The Gusties return to Northfield to open the month of March with the MIAC Indoor Championships March 1-3 at St. Olaf. The championship weekend kicks off with the heptathlon on Thursday, with the remainder of the meet schedule spread over Friday and Saturday.