Junior Kaelene Lundstrum finished fifth in the pentathlon and tied for seventh in the high jump at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships on Friday in Terre Haute, Indiana. Lundstrum earned 3,366 points in the pentathlon and cleared a height of 5 feet, 3 1/4 inches in the high jump. Senior Tyler Geyen advanced the 55-meter hurdle final after finishing tied for second place with a time of 7.54 seconds in his qualifying heat.
In the pentathlon, Lundstrum finished the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 8.93, cleared the high jump at a height of 5 feet, 3 inches, threw the shot put 39 feet, 7 1/4 inches, recorded a distance of 15 feet, 8 3/4 inches in the long jump, and had a time of 2:31.69 in the 800 meters. Lundstrum also finished in a four-way tie for seventh place in the high jump at a height of 5 feet, 3 1/4 inches. The Bird Island, Minn. native earned All-America honors in each event by virtue of finishing in the top eight at the national meet.
Ashley Huston of Hardin-Simmons won the pentathlon with 3,725 points, while Marlee Berg of Westfield State won the high jump with a height of 5 feet, 6 1/2 inches.
Fellow Gustavus track and field athlete Diana Scott (Jr., Bristol, Conn.) recorded a distance of 48 feet, 11 1/2 inches in the weight throw, but failed to qualify for the finals in the event. Julia Hopson of Fredonia-SUNY won the event with a distance of 59 feet, 10 1/2 inches.
In qualifying for the 55-meter hurdle final, Geyen (Watertown, Minn.) lowered the school record he set at the MIAC Indoor Track and Field Championships last weekend to 7.54 seconds. He ran the fourth-fastest time in both heats to qualify for the final on Saturday at 2:35 p.m. (EDT), which is 1:35 p.m. (CDT).