The Gustavus Adolphus men’s outdoor track and field team hosted the Drake Alternative Outdoor Meet Saturday in St. Peter, posting 12 top-five finishes. Event winners included Carson Smith (So., Prior Lake, Minn.) in the 800 meters, Dan Foley (Sr., Minneapolis, Minn.) in the 5,000 meters, and the 4×800 relay team. No team scores were kept during the meet.
The Gusties turned in their strongest results in the mid-distance and distance events. Carson Smith took first place in the 800 meters after clocking a time of 1:57.69. Dan Foley finished first in the 5,000 meters with a time of 15:12.19, while John Leaf (Sr., Center City, Minn.) was second after finishing in 15:20.72. In the 3,000-meter steeplechase, two Gustie runners posted top five results as Anders Bowman (Fy., Plymouth, Minn.) finished third (10:09.51) and Mark Bartley (Fy., Blue Earth, Minn.) finished fourth (10:23.14). The 4×800 relay team earned first place with time of 3:28.09.
In the field events, Chad Arlt (Sr., St. Michael, Minn.) threw a season-best 185-0 in the javelin throw to finish second. Jake Peymann (So., Fairmont, Minn.) took third place in the high jump after clearing a height of 5-10 3/4. Chris Golv (So., Forest Lake, Minn.) finished fourth in the long jump with a distance of 20-5 3/4.
Two Gustavus sprinters posted top-five results as Matt Dvorak (Fy., Burnsville, Minn.) crossed the finish line fourth in the 200 meter dash with a time of 23.07 and Dave Erlandson (So., Maplewood, Minn.) finished fifth in the 400-meter hurdles after posting a time of 59.26.
Two new stadium records were set at the meet by unattached athletes as James Fahie won the hammer throw with a distance of 193-07 and Tom Engwall took first in the javelin with a distance of 203-11.
Select members of the Gustavus men’s track and field team will compete in the MIAC Multi-Events hosted by Carleton College next Friday and Saturday. Other members of the squad will compete at the Meet of the UnSaintly at Hamline University on Saturday beginning at 11 a.m.