Archive for April, 2009
Gustavus senior Lisa Brown (Lake Crystal, Minn.) finished third in the javelin at the prestigious Drake Relays with a NCAA automatic distance of 161 feet. Brown, whose mark is the second-best throw in Division III so far this outdoor season, was the only non-Division I competitor to finish in the top ten. Kara Patterson of Purdue won the event with a throw of 177 feet, 9 inches.
Gustavus senior Tyler Geyen finished third in his heat of the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 14.66 at the prestigious Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa on Friday. Geyen narrowly missed qualifying for the finals as he was ninth overall and the top Division III finisher in the preliminaries. The 4x400 relay team of Geyen, Matt Leeb, Cole Carlson, and Colby Citrowske posted a time of 3:16.63 to finish fourth in its heat and 10th overall.
Five track and field athletes will represent Gustavus at the prestigious Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa on Friday. Senior Lisa Brown (Lake Crystal, Minn.) is the lone Division III competitor entered in the javelin, which will take place at 2 p.m. on Friday. Last year, Brown finished seventh with a mark of 156-6. Senior Tyler Geyen (Watertown, Minn.) will compete in the 110-meter hurdles preliminaries at 11:35 a.m. with the final taking place on Saturday at 3:49 p.m.
Gustavus sophomore Katie Schenfeld has been named MIAC Golfer of the Week by the league's golf coaches. Schenfeld, who finished first individually at the St. Thomas Invitational last week with a career best 36-hole score of 74-76--150, helped the Gusties win the 13-team tournament with a team score of 308-314-622.
Senior shortstop Rachael Click has been named Player of the Week and sophomore pitcher Erin Truebenbach has been named Pitcher of the Week by the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Click and Truebenbach were both instrumental in helping the Gusties post a record of 8-0 last week and extend their unbeaten streak to 18 games.
The Gustavus women's tennis team registered its sixth straight win as it defeated Concordia College 9-0 on Wednesday afternoon in Moorhead. The Gusties, who did not drop a set in the match, improved to 18-9 overall and 9-0 in the MIAC. Gustavus can clinch its 18th consecutive MIAC title with a win at St. Thomas on Sunday.
The Gustavus softball team took one step closer to claiming the 2009 MIAC title by sweeping Concordia by the scores of 4-3 and 9-0 in Moorhead on Wednesday. The Gusties, who improved to 30-4 overall and 19-1 in the MIAC, can clinch the conference title with two wins against St. Kate's on Saturday in St. Peter.
The Gustavus men's golf team fired a final round team score of 323 at the Ridges at Sand Creek near Jordan, Minn. and finished seventh out of 13 teams with a 54-hole total of 306-315-323--944. Luther won the team title with a total of 293-304-310--907. Ross Jacobucci of Luther was medalist with a score of 74-73-73--220. Gustavus' top finisher was A. J. Olson, who tied for seventh at 74-75-80--229.
The Gustavus softball team managed a split with #6 St. Thomas in St. Peter on Tuesday afternoon winning game one 3-1, and then losing game two 4-3. The Gusties maintained their one game lead over the Tommies in the league standings with a record of 17-1, while St. Thomas is now 16-2.
The Gustavus baseball team scored five runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to earn a 7-4 win in game two of a doubleheader with UW-La Crosse on Tuesday in St. Peter. The Eagles prevailed in game one 15-2. Adam Bren was the winning pitcher in game two for the Gusties. Gustavus moved to 14-16 overall, while UW-La Crosse moved to 17-11 overall.