Drew Hood had a big first day at the MIAC Indoor Track and Field Championships as he won the pole vault at a height of 14 feet, 11 1/2 inches, and finished second in the heptathlon with a school record total of 4,659 points. The Gusties are currently in seventh place as a team with 29.5 points. The meet, which is being held at Saint John’s University, concludes on Saturday afternoon.
St. Thomas leads the meet after the first day with 139 points, followed by Saint John’s with 68.5, Hamline with 42, Bethel with 39, Carleton with 35, St. Olaf with 30, Gustavus with 29.5, Concordia with 18, Macalester with 15, Saint Mary’s with 8, and Augsburg with 5.
Seniors Tyler Geyen and Chris deLaubenfels also turned in strong performances as Geyen placed third in the 55-meter hurdles (7.79), deLaubenfels finished fourth in the 5,000 meters (14:52.14).
Other top finishes for the Gusties on the day included Dan Foley placing eighth in the 5,000 meters (15:31.67), Cole Carlson finishing ninth in the 400 meters (51.35), and Justin Lund placing ninth in the 800 meters (2:01.94).