Archive for May, 2010
Gustavus Adolphus junior Janey Helland (Mapleton, Minn./Maple River) has been named the MIAC Women's Outdoor Track and Field Field Athlete of the Week. Helland started the weekend by winning the MIAC Heptathlon with a total of 4508 points, provisionally qualifying her for the NCAA Championships. Helland capped off the weekend by winning the long jump (5.36 meters) at the Meet of the UnSaintly on Saturday in St. Paul.
Gustavus senior Kali Griggs leads the Gustavus women's golf team into the 2010 NCAA Championships this week at Mission Inn Resort in Orlando, Florida. Griggs reflects on her career as a student athlete at Gustavus in this feature story by sports information intern Craig Nordquist.
Gustavus Adolphus senior Max Hanson (Buffalo, Minn.) has been named the MIAC Men's Outdoor Track and Field Track Athlete of the Week for his performances at the Meet of the UnSaintly hosted by Hamline on Saturday afternoon in St. Paul.
The baseball doubleheader between Gustavus and Bethany Lutheran College scheduled for 5:30pm Monday night has been cancelled due to the weather. The Gustavus baseball team finishes the 2010 season with a 15-23 overall record and a 5-15 MIAC record.
The Gustavus softball team came up short in its bid to win the MIAC Playoff title falling to regular season champion St. Thomas 4-0 in the playoff title game. St. Thomas (37-6) earns the automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, while the Gusties (30-13) will now have to wait until Monday morning to find out if they will receive an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament.
The Gustavus softball team fell to Bethel 4-2 in its opening game of the MIAC Tournament on Saturday, but then bounced back by defeating St. Olaf 5-2 and Bethel 8-0 in the consolation bracket and will face St. Thomas in an elimination game on Sunday morning. The Gusties will need to defeat the Tommies twice on Sunday to win the MIAC Playoff title.
The Gustavus baseball team concluded the MIAC season with two heartbreaking losses at the hands of Saint John’s on Saturday afternoon in Collegeville, Minn. The Johnnies won 7-6 in eight innings in game one, and 4-3 in nine innings in game two. Gustavus falls to 15-22 overall and 5-14 in the MIAC, while Saint John’s improves to 20-16 overall and 13-6 in the MIAC.
The Gustavus women’s tennis team claimed the 2010 MIAC Playoff Crown with a 5-0 win over St. Olaf in the championship match on Saturday afternoon in St. Peter, Minn. Gustavus has now won four consecutive MIAC Playoff Championships.
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 Gustavus women’s outdoor track and field team competed in its final meet of the regular season at the Meet of the UnSaintly hosted by Hamline on Saturday afternoon in St. Paul. Top Gustavus finishers at the meet included Janey Helland and Sam Broderius. Helland, winner the MIAC Heptathlon on Friday in Northfield, Minn., took first place in the long jump (5.36m), while Broderius won the shot put (12.71m) and took second in the discus (43.25m).