Archive for April, 2007
The National Collegiate Athletic Association announced on Monday evening that the Gustavus Adolphus College men's and women's tennis teams have been selected to host regional tournaments this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Both the men's and women's teams received byes in the first round of the tournament. Click here to access the tournament Web site.
The Gustavus Adolphus College track and field team hosted the Drake Alternative Outdoor Meet Saturday in St. Peter, posting a number of top-eight finishes. Tanner Miest (110 hurdles), Tyler Geyen (400 hurdles), and Andy Klaers (discus) captured titles for the Gustie men, while Krista Cruse (400 dash), Sari Lindeman (triple jump) and the 4x400 and 4x100 relay teams took home titles for the Gustie women. No team scores were kept. The Gusties will compete at Hamline's Meet of the UnSaintly Friday evening.
The Gustavus men's golf team took two teams to Monticello Golf Club on Sunday to compete against two teams from Saint John's University in a dual match. The Saint John's Red team fired a school record score of 276 (-8) to edge both the Gustavus Black team and the Gustavus Gold team which fired identical scores of 289 (+5). Ricky Copeland, who played on the Gold team, registered the lowest score by a Gustavus golfer with a 69 (-2).
The Gustavus Adolphus College baseball team stepped out of MIAC play Sunday and picked up a doubleheader split with Bethany Lutheran College. The Gusties took game one 9-3, while the Vikings rode Jimmy Olson's two home runs and six RBIs to an 11-8 win in game two. Gustavus (19-11) will face Carleton in Northfield Wednesday afternoon.
The Gustavus Adolphus College baseball team picked up a doubleheader split with Bethel Saturday, inching closer to clinching a spot in the MIAC Playoffs. The teams combined with 69 hits and 19 extra-base hits between the two games. Pat Siering went 6-for-6 with five runs scored, five RBIs, and a pair of home runs to lead the Gusties. Also, Gustavus' doubleheader with Bethany Lutheran originally scheduled for Monday has been pushed up to Sunday at 1 p.m. in St. Peter.
The Gustavus Adolphus College women's tennis team posted wins over St. Thomas (5-0) and Carleton (9-0) Saturday in Northfield to capture the MIAC Tournament title and lock down one of 48 spots in the 2007 NCAA Division III Women's Tennis Championships. Selections for this year's national meet will be disclosed Monday, April 30.
The Gustavus Adolphus College men's tennis team posted wins over Concordia (9-0) and Carleton (6-3) Saturday in St. Peter to capture the MIAC Tournament title and lock down one of 41 spots in the 2007 NCAA Division III Men's Tennis Championships. Selections for this year's national meet will be disclosed Monday, April 30.
The Gustavus softball team gave its three seniors, Joyce DeWitz, Abby Bernstein, and Tina Strauss, a fitting sendoff by sweeping St. Ben's 2-1 and 5-1 on Senior Day in St. Peter on Saturday afternoon. The Gusties improved to 18-2 in conference play and assured themselves of a second place finish and the #2 seed in the MIAC Post-Season Tournament.
The Gustavus softball team defeated Macalester 18-4 on Friday evening at Dunning Field in St. Paul. The game was the completion of the second game of a doubleheader that was suspended by rain last Sunday, April 22. The Gusties were trailing 4-3 in the top of the third when the game was re-started and then proceeded to score 11 times in the third to take a 14-4 lead.
Competing in a field filled with mostly Division I talent, Gustavus Adolphus sophomore Lisa Brown finished in a tie for 13th place in the javelin throw at the Drake Relays Friday. Brown, Gustavus' only competitor at this year's Drake Relays, posted a distance of 138 feet, 6 inches on her second of three throws. Erma Gene Evans of Texas-El Paso won the event with a throw of 179-1.