The Gustavus men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams competed at the Ted Nelson Classic held in the Myers Field House on the campus of Minnesota State University, Mankato on Saturday, Feb. 4.
Blair Riegel and Josh Owens turned in Gustavus’ top performances of the day. Riegel tallied three finishes on the podium at the meet, winning the long jump with a leap of 21’ 9.50”, and taking second in both the triple jump (43-0.25) and 200-meter dash (22.61). Owens was able to take home gold in the pole vault after clearing 15’ 9.25”.
Leah Brossoit and Emily Klatt registered the top performances on the women’s side, finishing back-to-back in the long jump. Brossoit finished runner-up with a jump of 16’ 8.75”, while Klatt took third with a leap of 16” 7’.
Also finishing on the podium was Ryan Obele and Eric Jorgenson. Obele came in second in the weight throw with a toss of 52’ 4.75”, and Jorgenson placed third in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:57.54.
Other top male performers on the track included Steve Groskreutz, Matt Dvorak, and Dillon Emo. Groskreutz finished fourth in the 60-meter hurdles (8.66), Dvorak placed fifth in the 60-meter dash (7.16), and Emo came in fifth in the 3000-meter run (9:17.11).
Rebecca Hare rounded out the track competitors with a fourth place mark in the one-mile with a time of 5:20.57.
Other top performances in the field events came from Naga Rumicho, Mark Stice, Kaylee Maxon, and Kelly O’Neill. Rumicho cleared 6’.75” to place third in the high jump, while Stice recorded a fourth place finish with a toss of 48’ 11.50” in the weight throw. Maxon finished sixth in the weight throw with a hurl of 43’ 11.25”, and Kelly O’Neill rounded out the group with a sixth place mark in the high jump after clearing 4’ 11.75”.
The Gustavus indoor track and field teams will be in action next on Saturday, Feb. 11 when they travel to St. Cloud, Minn. to take part in the Van Nelson Classic.