Gustavus junior Kaelene Lundstrum (Bird, Island, Minn.) finished fifth in the heptathlon and sophomore Sam Broderius (Hector, Minn.) placed sixth in the discus at the 2009 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Friday in Marietta, Ohio. Lundstrum earned 4,624 points, while Broderius recorded a distance of 140 feet, 11 inches as each athlete earned All-America honors by virtue of finishing in the top eight at the national meet.
In the final day of heptathlon competition, Lundstrum recorded a distance of 15 feet, 10 1/2 inches in the long jump, threw the javelin 86 feet, 7 inches, and had a time of 2:31.69 in the 800 meters. Lundstrum finished second on the heptathlon at the 2008 NCAA Championships.
Ashley Huston of Hardin-Simmons won the heptathlon with 5,242 points, while Ellie Sitek of Wisconsin-Oshkosh won the discus with a distance of 157 feet, 3 inches.
Senior Tyler Geyen (Watertown, Minn.) advanced to the 110-meter hurdles final after winning his preliminary heat with a time of 14.68. Junior Cole Carlson (Mora, Minn.) finished fourth in his 400 meter preliminary heat as he crossed the finish line in 48.36, but failed to qualify for the event finals on Saturday.
The NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships conclude on Saturday as Lundstrum competes in the high jump, Lisa Brown and Broderius compete in the shot put, Geyen competes in the 110-meter hurdles, and the men’s and women’s 4×400 relays run in the event finals.