The Gustavus Adolphus College track and field teams hosted the seventh annual Lee Krough Invitational Saturday in St. Peter. The Gusties set two facility records, one school record, provisionally qualified three athletes for next month’s NCAA Championships and had one ticket automatically punched for the national meet in Oshkosh, Wis. No team scores were kept.
Sophomore Lisa Brown (Lake Crystal, Minn./Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial) is assured of an opportunity to defend her national championship in the javelin throw. Brown uncorked a facility-record throw of 146 feet, 1 inch to automatically qualify for this May’s NCAA Division III Championships in Oshkosh, Wis. Brown also placed second in the shot put (40-0) and sixth in the discus (127-4).
Andy Klaers (Sr., Loretto, Minn./Delano) provisionally qualified for the national meet in the discus with a winning throw of 160-6. Klaers also won the hammer throw (159-6) and finished sixth in the shot put (41-6 1/2). Luke Weyandt (Sr., Ham Lake, Minn./Blaine) also put together a strong meet for the Gustavus men, taking third in the shot put (43-10 3/4) and fifth in both the discus (142-5) and javelin throws (147-8).
Janna Castellano (Sr., Blaine, Minn./Totino-Grace), fourth in the pole vault at the 2007 Division III Indoor Championships, provisionally qualified in the event at this year’s outdoor championships after finishing third with a school-record effort of 12-1 1/2. Castellano broke her own school record by three inches.
Tanner Miest (Sr., Willmar, Minn./New London-Spicer) captured the title in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 14.90 seconds, equaling the NCAA-established provisional qualifying mark. Tyler Geyen (So., Watertown, Minn./Watertown-Mayer) placed third in the event with a time of 15.36.
Sari Lindeman (Jr., Cannon Falls, Minn.) was a double-winner for Gustavus, sweeping both the long jump and the triple jump. Lindeman took the long jump with a leap of 16-8 and the triple jump with a 36-6 1/4 effort. Laura Lynch (So., Waunakee, Wis.) also placed for the Gusties, taking fourth in the triple jump (35-1/4) and fifth in the long jump (15-4).
Cole Carlson (Fr., Mora, Minn.) led three Gusties in the top eight of the men’s 400 field, crossing the line first in a time of 48.94 seconds. Ben Treichel (Jr., Webster, Wis.) was third in 49.71, while Adam Caulfield (Sr., Woodbury, Minn.) took eighth with a time of 51.17.
Drew Hood (Jr., Mankato, Minn./West)paced the Gustavus men in the vertical jumps, placing fourth in the high jump (5-5 3/4) and fifth in the pole vault (14-6 1/4). Josh Sorenson (Sr., Hanska, Minn./Madelia) placed eighth in the pole vault (14-1/2).
Kaelene Lundstrum (Fy., Bird Island, Minn./BOLD) placed second in the high jump (4-11), fourth in the shot put (37-7 1/4), and eighth in the 100 hurdles (17.14), while Anna Bauer (Fy., Hastings, Minn.) took third in the hammer throw (139-5) and fifth in the discus throw (132-10).
Gustavus’s other top men’s individuals included Alex Zupan (Sr., Monona, Wis./Monona Grove) in the 3000 steeplechase (third, 9:42.04), Eric Anderson (Southlake, Texas/Carroll) in the 400 hurdles (fifth, 58.96), Jake Fourre (Fr., Corcoran, Minn./Buffalo) in the 800 (sixth, 2:00.52), and Dan Marti (Sr., Sleepy Eye, Minn.) in the 200 (sixth, 22.80).
Other top finishers for the Gustavus women included Funto Okanla (Jr., St. Paul, Minn./Arlington) in the 100 dash (fourth, 13.21), Linda Kanne (So., Franklin, Minn./Cedar Mountain) in the 200 (fifth, 26.70), Val Berquam (Sr., Kenyon, Minn./Kenyon-Wanamingo) in the 3000 steeplechase (fifth, 12:09.79), Elizabeth Pringle (So., Northfield, Minn.) in the 400 (fifth, 1:01.74), and Laura Edlund (Jr., Forest Lake, Minn.) in the 5000 (sixth, 18:49.20).
Other track records were set by Andrea Gelle in the 1500 (4:42.60), April Phillips in the hammer throw (189-11), Sara Ackman in the discus throw (178-2), and Travis Bristow in the 3000 steeplechase (9:06.09). Gelle competed for St. Olaf and Bristow for Hamline, while Phillips and Ackman were competing unattached.
The Gustavus men’s and women’s will both travel to Northfield next Saturday but will compete at different sites. The men are headed to Carleton for the Carleton Relays, while the women compete across town at St. Olaf’s Manitou Classic.