The Gustie women’s track and field team continued its indoor season with a win at Carleton’s Meet of Hearts, held on Saturday, February 12, in Northfield. Gustavus posted eight first-place finishes on the day to win the meet with a total of 198 points. Other teams competing included Luther (134), Carleton (93), Macalester (88), and Augsburg (38).
The Gustavus relays had a strong day, tallying wins in the 4 x 400-meter (4:05.25) and the distance medley (13:53.65), while taking second in the 4 x 200-meter (1:50.33).
Megan Lundgren continued her successful season in the 800-meter run, winning the race with a time of 2:20.34. Other top performances on the track included Abby Karl’s second-place finish in the 600-meter run (1:39.28), and the back-to-back finishes by Anna McDevitt (9.20) and Janey Helland (9.38), who placed second and third respectively in the 55-meter hurdles.
The Gusties put together a strong performance in the field events, taking first place in every discipline but pole vault. Helland won long jump with a leap of 17.89 feet, Madeline Schmitz won high jump with 5.15 feet, and Lauren Rothschiller took first-place honors in triple jump with 33.86 feet. Second-place finishes for Gustavus included Nevada Wendlandt in high jump (4.99 feet), Rothschiller in long jump (16.04 feet), McDevitt in triple jump (32.73 feet), and Allyson Voss in pole vault (10.2 feet). Holly Hoffman added a third-place finish in pole vault with a mark of 9.22 feet.
For the throwers, Samantha Broderius won the shot put with a toss of 39.67 feet and was joined on the podium by Emily Ford, who captured second with a mark of 39.04 feet. Megan Endresen won the weight throw (47.9 feet) and Broderius took second (44.39 feet) for a total of five events in which the Gusties took both first and second place.
The Gustavus women’s track and field team returns to action next Saturday, February 19, traveling to Collegeville, Minn. for the Saint John’s Triangular.