The Gustavus men’s track and field team won five individual events as it compiled 163 points to claim first place at the Carleton Relays in Northfield on Saturday. The Gusties finished nearly 20 points ahead of second-place finisher Hamline, which earned 143.5 points. Bethel was third with 119 points followed by host Carleton, which tallied 94.5 points. Tyler Geyen (Sr., Watertown, Minn.) took first place in the 110-meter hurdles with a NCAA provisional qualifying time of 14.62.
Matt Dvorak (Fy., Burnsville, Minn.) and Dan Foley (Sr., Minneapolis, Minn.) joined Geyen as event winners on the track as Dvorak won the 100-meter dash in 11.03 and Foley crossed the finish line first in the 10,000 meters in 32:09.37. Other top performances in these events included Colby Citrowske (So., Canby, Minn.) finishing fourth in the 100-meter dash (11.12) and John Leaf (Sr., Center City, Minn.) earning second in the 10,000 meters (32:24.54). Cole Carlson (Jr., Mora, Minn.) also turned in solid results as he was second in the 400-meter dash with a time of 48.88 and third in the 200-meter dash (22.33).
Gustavus showed depth in the jumping events as Colin Rust (Jr., Chanhassen, Minn.) won the triple jump with a leap of 41-9 1/4 and three Gusties placed in the top-five in the long jump. Chris Golv (So., Forest Lake, Minn.) finished second in the long jump with a distance of 20-9, while Rust was third (20-1 3/4) and Carl Stenoien (So., Underwood, Minn.) was fifth (18-9 3/4). Stenoien also turned in a fifth-place finish in the high jump after clearing a height of 5-10.
In the throwing events, Chad Arlt (Sr., St. Michael, Minn.) was the event champion in the javelin with a throw of 167-0. David Young (So., Yellowstone National Park, Wyo.) and Derek Notch (So., New Prague, Minn.) also finished in the top five as Young was fourth (150-9) and Notch was fifth (147-11). Brian Anderson (Jr., Bloomington, Minn.) took third in the shot put with a distance of 48-1 3/4 and fourth in the hammer throw with a throw of 164-6. Jordan VanDorp (Jr., Buffalo, Minn.) rounded out the strong field performances with a fourth-place finish in the pole vault at a height of 13-1 1/2.
Each Gustie relay turned in top three finishes as the 4×100 and 4×800 relays were third with times of 43.76 and 8:43.48, respectively, and the 4×400 relay was second (3:19.30).
Gustavus will host the Drake Alternatives on Saturday, April 25 in St. Peter.