Select members of the Gustavus men’s and women’s outdoor track and field teams took part in the Wartburg Select track meet in Waverly, Iowa over the weekend. The women’s squad finished 10th out of 15 teams with 36.50 points, while the men placed ninth out of 13 teams with 26.50 points.
Beth Hauer and Steve Groskreutz recorded Gustavus’ top finishes on the track. Hauer finished fifth in the 5000-meter run with a time of 18:42.30, and Groskreutz placed fifth in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 57.12.
Abby Karl and Megan Lundgren also tallied top-10 finishes in the track events. Karl went 12:53.91 in the 3000-meter steeplechase to place eighth, and Lundgren crossed the finish line in ninth with a time of 2:19.87.
In the field events, the Gustie women were led by Janey Helland. Helland won the heptathlon competition with an NCAA provisional qualifying score of 4,407. She excelled in the 800-meter run (2:25.84), high jump (5’ 2.50”), and long jump (17’ 03.50”) portions of the heptathlon, recording wins in all three segments.
Sarah Baker and Allyson Voss also registered wins for Gustavus. Baker tied for first place the long jump with a leap of 18’ 1.50”, while taking 10th in the high jump after clearing 4’ 11”. Voss placed first in the pole vault after clearing 10’ 8.00”. Nevada Wendlandt rounded out the group with two top-ten marks in the pole vault (4th, 9’ 8.00”) and high jump (10th, 4’ 11”).
On the men’s side, David Young registered Gustavus’ top finish in the field events, taking second in the javelin with a toss of 162’ 10”. Josh Owens placed fourth in the pole vault (15’ 1.00”), as did Blair Regal in the triple jump (44’ 02.00”). Mark Stice added a 10th place finish in the hammer throw (151’ 10.00”).
Carl Stenoien led the Gusties in the heptathlon by coming in fifth after compiling 5,373 points. Stenoien was the top performer in both the 1500-meter run (4:42.42) and pole vault (12’ 11.50”) portions of the heptathlon. Matt Flotterud also placed in the top-10 in the heptathlon by taking eighth with 4725 points.
The Gustavus Adolphus track and field team will be on the track next when it hosts the Lee Krough Invitational on Saturday, April 16 in St. Peter, Minn.