Six members of the Gustavus women’s outdoor track and field team will compete in the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships held at Tressel Field in Berea, Ohio on May 27-29. Individually, senior Kaelene Lundstrum (Bird Island, Minn.) will compete in the high jump and heptathlon, junior Sam Broderius (Hector, Minn.) will compete in the shot put and discus, and junior Janey Helland (Mapleton, Minn) will compete in the heptathlon. The 4×400-meter relay team of Lundstrum, junior Abby Karl (St. Cloud, Minn.), sophomore Danielle Burgmeier (Plymouth, Minn.), and first year Amanda Iverson (Waconia, Minn) has also qualified to compete.
Lundstrum, who placed second in the high jump and fifth in the heptathlon at last season’s NCAA Championships, enters the competition ranked 17th in the high jump (5’ 5.25”) and eighth in the heptathlon (4457). Lundstrum finished second in both the high jump and heptathlon at the 2010 MIAC Championships.
Broderius will compete in the shot put and discus at the NCAA Championships for the second consecutive year. Last season she earned All-American honors by taking sixth in the discus and seventh in the shot put. She ranks 15th in the shot put (43’ 10.75”) and ninth in the discus (147’ 5”) entering the competition. Broderius won the shot put and took third in the discus at the MIAC Championships.
Janey Helland enters the NCAA Championships ranked sixth in the heptathlon with a score of 4508. Helland won the MIAC Heptathlon and was named the Most Outstanding Field Athlete following the MIAC Championships. Helland was recently named the Central Region Field Athlete of the Year by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
The 4×400-meter relay team will enter the NCAA Championships with the 14th fastest time at 3:52.43. The team took second place at the MIAC Championships, hitting an NCAA Provisional qualifying time.
For a complete schedule of events, follow the link below.