Gustavus Adolphus senior Max Hanson had the top Gustavus finish at the 2010 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships held this weekend at the James A. Hollensteiner Track on the campus of DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind. Hanson took first place in his qualifying heat with time of 1:53.87, and later placed fifth in the finals of the race with a time of 1:53.19. Hanson received All-American honors for his efforts at the meet.
Senior Kaelene Lundstrum, the 2010 MIAC Field Athlete of the Meet, finished in eighth place in both the pentathlon (3308) and high jump (5′ 5.25″).
Aron Kehoe of UW-Whitewater won the 800-meter run with a time of 1:52.59, while Mike Hutton of St. Thomas, the only other MIAC athlete in the event, edged out Hanson to take fourth with a time of 1:52.59. Hanson was recently named most Outstanding Men’s Track Athlete at the 2010 MIAC Championships, while receiving the most Outstanding Performance of the Meet.
Lundstrum’s individual event results in the pentathlon included a 12th place finish in the 55-meter hurdles (9.05), a fifth place finish in the high jump (5′ 3″), a fourth place finish in the shot put (35′ 1.25″), a sixth place finish in the long jump (16′ 9.25″), and an 11th place finish in the 800-meter run (2:33.90). Lundstrum was in third place until the final event of the pentathlon.
Junior Janey Helland finished in ninth place behind Kaelene in the pentathlon. She recorded a time of 9.70 in the 55-meter hurdles (17th), cleared 5′ 3″ in the high jump (6th), threw the shot put 31′ 2″ (9th), registered the best leap of the pentathlon in the long jump at 17′ 8.25″ (1st), and finished with a time of 2:29.55 in the 800-meter run (6th).
Kristen Bates of Messiah College won the women’s pentathlon with a score of 3555, while La’shonda Carter of New Jersey City University won the high jump clearing 5′ 7.75″.
Sam Broderius recorded a toss of 41′ 11.50″ in the shot put, finishing seventh in her heat, yet not qualifying for the finals.