The Gustavus Adolphus College women’s track and field team posted 14 top-eight finishes Saturday in Northfield at the Manitou Classic hosted by St. Olaf. Lisa Brown (So., Lake Crystal, Minn./Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial) placed first in the javelin throw and second in the shot put to record two of the Gusties’ top finishes. Sari Lindeman (Jr., Cannon Falls, Minn.) and Becca Bryson (Fy., Alden, Minn./Alden-Conger) each picked top five finishes in both the long jump and triple jump.
Brown, the defending NCAA Division III national champion in the javelin throw, captured the event Saturday with a toss of 133 feet, 9 inches. Kaelene Lundstrum (Fy., Bird Island, Minn./BOLD) took fifth with a throw of 108-10. In the shot put, Brown placed second with a heave of 40-7 3/4. Anna Bauer (Fy., Hastings, Minn.) took seventh in the event after recording a distance of 37-4.
Lindeman placed second in the triple jump with an effort of 36-4 and fifth in the long jump with a leap of 16-8. Bryson took fourth in the long jump with a leap of 16-8 3/4 and third in the triple jump with a 35-10 effort. Laura Lynch (So., Waunakee, Wis.) added a seventh-place finish in the triple jump after recording a distance of 34-8 1/4.
Ashley Clemen led the Gustavus effort in the discus throw with an eighth-place effort of 118-2.
On the track, the Gusties were led by Jill Fagerstrom (So., Rosemount, Minn.) and Laura Edlund (Jr., Forest Lake, Minn.) in the 10,000-meter run. Fagerstrom took fifth with a time of 40 minutes, 15.92 seconds, while Edlund finished ninth in a time of 41:40.11. Elizabeth Pringle (So., Northfield, Minn.) placed seventh in the 400 in a time of 1:01.83.
Gustavus also placed sixth in both the 4×100 (50.14) and the 4×800 (10:16.13) relays.
The Gustavus women will participate in a pair of events this weekend (April 27-28). Select members of the team will compete at the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa, Friday and Saturday, while the majority of the team will remain in St. Peter to participate in Saturday’s Drake Alternative meet hosted by Gustavus Adolphus.