The Gustavus women’s indoor track and field team has recorded a total of 47 points and currently sits in third place after day two of competition at the 2011 MIAC Indoor Track and Field Championships being held in St. Paul. St. Thomas is the current leader with 75 points, while Saint Benedict is not far behind with 73 points in second.
The Gusties registered five individual finishes in the top-five on the day. Megan Lundgren turned in the top performance on the track, becoming MIAC Champion in the 800-meter run after turning in a season-best 2:19.56.
MIAC Pentathlon Champion Janey Helland added another win in the long jump. Helland’s leap of 18’ 3.25” was good enough to make the NCAA provisional standard, yet came just shy of breaking her own school record of 18′ 6″ set yesterday in the pentathlon. Her previous record in the long jump entering the meet was 18′ 1.5″ set in 2010. She also added a fourth place finish in the high jump, clearing 5’ 2.50”.
Other top-five finishers included Abby Karl and Megan Endresen. Karl placed fourth in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:21.30, while Endresen took fourth in the weight throw with a toss of 50’ 6”.
Sam Broderius finished seventh in the weight throw (47’ 6.25”), Lauren Rothschiller placed ninth in the long jump (16’ 9.25”), and Madeline Schmitz came in 10th in the high jump (4’ 10.50”) to round out the meet.
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.