Gustavus Adolphus senior track and field athlete Janey Helland (Mapleton, Minn.) sits in second place following the first day of competition at the MIAC Mulit’s on Thursday in Northfield, Minn. Helland tallied 2,511 points in the 100-meter hurdles, high jump, shot put and 200-meter dash portions of the heptathlon. Kaari Jensen, a sophomore from Concordia, leads the pack with 2,571 points. Gustavus’ Erica Roelofs (Vernon Center, Minn.) and Laura Secor (Stillwater, Minn.) round out the Gustavus competitors in sixth (2297 pts) and tenth place (2062 pts), respectively.
Helland placed in the top three in three of four events on day one. Her top performance came in the 100-meter hurdles, winning the race with a time of 16.18. Helland also came in second place in both the high jump, clearing 5’ 0.5”, and the shot put with a toss of 30’ 10.5”. She placed fifth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 27.61 to round out the meet.
Erica Roelofs top mark came in the shot put, where her throw of 34’ 7.75” was the top toss in the field. She also placed fourth in the 100-meter hurdles (17.59), sixth in the 200-meter dash (27.97), and eighth in the high jump (4’ 9”).
Laura Secor’s top event was the 100-meter hurdles, as she finished behind Helland in second place with a time of 17.01. She also tallied a fourth place finish in the 200-meter dash (28.86), a seventh place mark in the shot put (27’ 11”), and a 12th place finish in the high jump (4’ 5.5”).
The final day of the MIAC Heptathlon will begin at 12:00 p.m. with the long jump competition.