Women’s Outdoor Track and Field MIAC Championship Preview

Posted on May 6th, 2009 by

The 2009 MIAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships are being held at Carleton College.

The 2009 MIAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships are being held at Carleton College.


Lisa Brown looks to become a four-time conference champion in the javelin.

Lisa Brown looks to become a four-time conference champion in the javelin.


Sam Broderius is a threat to win titles in discus, shot put, and hammer throw.

Sam Broderius is a threat to win titles in discus, shot put, and hammer throw.


Aryn Bell set a school record in the 100-meter hurdles last weekend and has the top MIAC time in the event.

Aryn Bell set a school record in the 100-meter hurdles last weekend and has the top MIAC time in the event.

The Gustavus women’s track and field team will take participate in the MIAC Outdoor Championships this Friday and Saturday at Carleton College. The Gusties finished second at the outdoor meet a year ago and placed second at the indoor championships in March. Coach Tom Thorkelson’s squad will attempt to use its talent and depth to sneak past St. Thomas into the top spot this year. The meet begins at 2:00 pm on Friday and then on Saturday, events begin at 1:00 pm.

The Gustavus Adolphus women’s outdoor track and field team is poised to challenge for the 2009 MIAC Outdoor Track and Field Championship title with one of the strongest contingents fielded by Coach Tom Thorkelson. The question is whether its depth in field events paired with key results in track events will be enough to overtake St. Thomas.

Senior Lisa Brown (Lake Crystal, Minn.) will lead the Gusties as the two-time NCAA javelin champion looks to finish her career as a four-time conference champion in the event. Brown, who ranks second in Division III in the javelin (161-0), has emerged as one of the premier all-around throwers in the conference as she is seeded second in the shot put (43-4

 

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