A contingent of the Gustavus men’s and women’s track and field teams participated in the Carleton Alumni Open last Thursday in Northfield, Minn. The women’s team posted a strong showing with seven top-three finishes, while the men collected four top-five places.
Emily Klatt highlighted the Gustie women in the field with a first, second and third place finish in her three field events. The senior took first in the long jump with a distance of 16-10.5, second in the high jump after clearing a height if 5-1 and third in the triple jump at 34-6.75. Taking home silver in their respective events were Sara Lundgren in the 400 meter with a time of 59.44 and Rachel Colter in the javelin throw with a distance of 98-7. Sarah Baker took third in the high jump with a height of 5-1 and Caitlin Fermoyle also garnered bronze in the 1500 meter at 4:50.97.
The Gustie men were led by Steve Groskreutz with first and second place finishes in the hurdle events. He won the 110 meter hurdles in 15.23 and took second in the 400 hurldes with a time of 54.30. Eric Jorgenson placed second in the 3000 meter steeplechase in 10:03.97, while Tanner Davenport also cracked the top-five in the 800 meter with a time of 1:56.68.
Gustavus will host its first meet of the season Saturday for the Lee Krough Invitational. The first events at the Gustie track and field complex begin at 11:00 a.m.