The Gustavus women’s indoor track and field team compiled a total of 88 points to tie for third place alongside Hamline at the 2011 MIAC Indoor Track and Field Championships held this weekend in St. Paul. St. Thomas won its 12th straight conference title with 146 points, while Saint Benedict finished runner-up with 107 points.
Sam Broderius and Abby Karl highlighted the day’s events by becoming MIAC Champions in their respective events. Broderius won the shot put competition with an NCAA Provisional toss of 42’ 2.75”. Karl won the 600-meter dash with a school record time of 1:37.72. Her performance bested Ali Cordie’s 2005 top time of 1:37.96 in the race.
Megan Lundgren had another great race in the 1000-meter run, finishing runner-up with a time of 3:05.05.
Emily Ford, Lauren Rothschiller, and Nevada Wendlandt all provided top-10 finishes in the field events. Ford placed sixth in the shot put (39’ 3.75”), Rothschiller took seventh in the triple jump (35’ 5.25”), and Wendlandt finished seventh in the pole vault (10’ 4”).
The 4×400-meter relay team of Janey Helland, Lundgren, Erica Roelofs, and Karl rounded out the meet by taking fourth in 4:04.53.
The 2011 MIAC Indoor Track and Field Championships were held in the Anderson Field House on the campus of the University of St. Thomas.