The Gustavus men’s track and field team had 24 individuals post a top-10 finish at the Meet of the UnSaintly hosted by Hamline in St. Paul on Friday and Saturday. No team scores were kept, as it was the final regular season meet before the Gusties compete at the 2011 MIAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Friday and Saturday, May 13-14 in St. Peter, Minn.
Blair Riegel turned in Gustavus’ only first place finish of the meet, winning the triple jump with a mark of 43’ 11.25. Riegel also finished fifth in the 100-meter dash. Steve Groskreutz had a good day in the hurdle races, finishing runner-up in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 54.17 and sixth in the 110-meter hurdles.
Other individuals registering a finish in the top-three included Anders Bowman, David Young, Mark Stice, Ryan Obele, and Cameron Clause. Bowman was the top finisher of the group on the track, taking third in the 1500-meter run with a time of 4:02.83. Young and Stice both took home bronze; Young in the javelin (152’ 4”) and Stice in the hammer throw (146’ 4”). Obele took third in the discus (141’ 9”) and fifth in the hammer throw, while Clause placed third in the pole vault (15’ 5”) and fourth in the long jump.
Matt Leeb had a good day in the sprints, finishing fourth in both the 200 and 400-meter dash. Matt Dvorak placed sixth in the 100-meter dash, as did Eric Jorgenson in the 800-meter run. Carson Smith (7th) and Tanner Davenport (10th) each finished in the top-10 in the 800-meter run, while Grant Rorem came in seventh in the 110-meter hurdles, and David Erlandson took 10th in the 400-meter hurdles. Adam Lund notched Gustavus’ top finish in the distance races by taking 10th in the 5000-meter run.
Top-five finishers in the field events included Josh Owens, Ryan Ness, and Jake Peymann. Owens placed fourth in the pole vault, Ness finished fourth in the javelin, and Peymann took fifth in the high jump. The group of other top performers in the field events consisted of Naga Rumicho (6th, high jump), Matt Illies (7th, javelin), Pat Tracy (9th, shot put), Travis Wayne (9th, discus), Willie Lutes (10th, hammer throw), and Preston Tomlinson (10th, triple jump).