Four Men’s Track and Field Members Qualify For NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships

Posted on May 18th, 2009 by


Senior Tyler Geyen

Senior Tyler Geyen


Junior Cole Carlson

Junior Cole Carlson

Four members of the Gustavus men’s track and field team have been selected to participate in the 2009 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships which will be held May 21-23 at Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio. That group includes senior Tyler Geyen (110-meter hurdles and 4×400 meter relay), junior Cole Carlson (400 meters and 4×400 meter relay), sophomore Colby Citrowske (4×400 meter relay), and sophomore Matt Leeb (4×400 meter relay). It will be the first trip to the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships for each student-athlete.

Geyen (Watertown, Minn.), who garnered All-America honors at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships after placing fourth in the 55-meter hurdles, enters the national outdoor meet ranked seventh in Division III in the 110-meter hurdles at 14.49. Geyen set a new school record in the event at the Meet of the UnSaintly with a time of 14.49 seconds en route to claiming first place. He will compete in the 55-meter trials on Friday at 2:00 pm (CDT) with the event finals on Saturday at 12:45 pm (CDT).

Carlson (Mora, Minn.), who won the 400-meter dash at the MIAC Championships with a school record time of 48.03, is ranked eighth in Division III in the event. He will compete in the 400 meter trials on Friday at 2:40 pm (CDT) with the event finals taking place on Saturday at 1:10 pm (CDT).

The 4×400 meter relay team of Colby Citrowske, Matt Leeb, Geyen, and Carlson head to the national outdoor meet ranked sixth with a time of 3:13.62. The group established a new school record at the Lee Krough Invitational with a time of 3:18.02 on April 10 before breaking the record at the Drake Relays with a time of 3:16.63 two weeks later. The relay again broke the record at the MIAC Championship at 3:13.62 to take second place. Relay trials will be held on Thursday at 6:10 pm (CDT) with the finals occurring on Saturday at 3:45 pm (CDT).

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