The Gustavus men’s outdoor track and field team took part in the Meet of the UnSaintly hosted by Hamline on Saturday afternoon in St. Paul. Max Hanson and Cole Carlson registered individual event wins at the meet. Hanson won the 800-meter run with a time of 1:50.31, breaking the Gustavus school record and automatically qualifying for the NCAA Championships. Carlson won the 400-meter dash (49.09), and took sixth in the 200-meter dash (22.53).
The previous record time in the 800-meter run was 1:51.86, set by Chris Theim in 1969. Theim’s time in the 800 was the third oldest record in men’s outdoor track and field at Gustavus.
Other top finishers at the meet included Matt Leeb, David Young, and Brian Anderson. Leeb took second in the 400-meter dash (49.55), while Young finished third in the javelin (48.75m). Anderson had a good day in the throws, taking third in the shot put with an NCAA provisional mark of 15.68 meters, fourth in the hammer throw with an NCAA provisional mark of 53.65 meters, and seventh in the discus with a toss of 42.06 meters.
Seventh place finishers in the track events included Matt Dvorak in the 100-meter dash (11.27), and John Kennedy in the 1500-meter run (4:05.06).
Nick Davis added a pair of fifth place finishes in the shot put (13.90m) and discus (42.43m). Colin Rust finished sixth in the long jump with a leap of 5.97 meters, while Josh Owens took seventh in the pole vault, clearing 4.50 meters.
The Gustavus 4×400 meter relay team of Leeb, Hanson, Cristian Raether, and Kennedy took second place with a time of 3:22.68, while the team of Justin Lund, Tony Reed, Colby Citrowske, and Carlson finished behind them in third place with a time of 3:24.83.
The Gustavus men’s outdoor track and field team will compete at the 2010 MIAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Friday and Saturday, May 14-15, in Winona, Minn.