The Gustavus men’s indoor track and field team is currently in third place with 40 points after the second day of competition at the 2011 MIAC Indoor Track and Field Championships. St. Thomas leads the way with 96 points, while Hamline is in second place with 88 points. The Gusties recorded four individual top-three finishes on the day.
Carl Stenoien and Matt Flotterud registered top-10 finishes for the team in the pentathlon on the first day of competition at the 2011 MIAC Indoor Track and Field Championships. Stenoien placed sixth with 3132 points, while Flotterud finished eighth with 3040 points. St. Thomas finished 1-2-3 in the event as Matt Griswold won with 3418 points, while Gavin Yseth (3410 pts) and Devin Dirth (3392 pts) placed second and third, respectively.
Stenoien’s top finish came in a third place finish in the long jump where he recorded a leap of 20’ 9”. Flotterud tallied a pair of fifth place finishes in the 55-meter hurdles (8.36) and shot put (34’ 0.75”).
On Friday, Gustavus’ top performers included Matt Leeb and Matt Dvorak. Leeb became the MIAC Champion in the 400-meter dash after recording a season-best 50.64 in the event. Dvorak also turned in his top time of the season in the 55-meter dash, going 6.54 to finish runner-up.
Blair Reigel and Josh Owens added top-three finishes in the field events. Riegel registered a mark of 44’ 5.25” in the triple jump to finish third, while Owens also placed third in the pole vault after clearing 14’ 9”. Placing in the top-10 in the pole vault alongside Owens was Cameron Clause (7th, 13’ 11.25”) and Carl Stenoien (13’ 5.25”).
Mark Bartley took sixth in the 5000-meter run with a time of 15:31.67, and Grant Rorem placed eighth in the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 8.27 to round out the track events.
The MIAC Indoor Track and Field Championships are being held in the Anderson Field House on the campus of the University of St. Thomas. The final day of competition will begin tomorrow at 11:30 a.m.