The Gustavus men’s track and field posted 14 top-eight finishes for a solid team showing at the Lee Krough Invitational on Friday in St. Peter. No team scores were kept during the meet in which over 20 teams participated. Two sprinters finished the meet with event titles in a NCAA provisional qualifying times as Tyler Geyen (Sr., Watertown, Minn.) won the 110-meter hurdles in 14.77 and Cole Carlson (Jr., Mora, Minn.) won the 400-meter dash in 48.26. The 4×400 meter relay team finished in second place with a time of 3:18.02 to set a new school record.
In addition to his first place finish in the 400 meters, Carlson also clocked a time of 22.53 to finish third in the 200-meter dash. Matt Dvorak (Fy., Burnsville, Minn.) joined Carlson as a top finisher in the 200 meters as he was sixth in the event at 22.76 and added a fourth-place finish in the 100-meter dash (11.23). Other top Gustie performers included Dan Foley (Sr., Minneapolis, Minn.) and John Leaf (Sr., Center City, Minn.), who finished fourth (15:28.16) and fifth (15:31.24) in the 5,000 meters, respectively, and John Kennedy (Jr., Coon Rapids, Minn.), who finished fourth in the 1,500 meters (4:06.18).
Chad Arlt (Sr., St. Michael, Minn.) recorded a second-place finish in the first javelin throw competition of his career with a distance of 175 feet, 3 inches. Geyen took fourth place in the same event as he threw 167-10. In the high jump, Gustavus had two performers finish in the top eight as Jake Peymann (So., Fairmont, Minn.) and Chris Golv (So., Forest Lake, Minn.) each cleared a height of 5 feet, 11 1/2 inches in the high jump. Peymann finished in sixth place based on the number of attempts, while Golv finished seventh.
The Gustavus relay teams were also successful as the 4×100 relay finished fifth (42.73) and the 4×200 relay also finished fifth (1:33.79).
Gustavus will compete in the Carleton Relays hosted by St. Olaf and Carleton in Northfield next Saturday.