St. Peter, Minn. – The Gustavus Adolphus women’s track and field team competed in the Drake Alternative on a bright and sunny Saturday afternoon at the Gustavus Outdoor Track and Field complex. Although there were no team scores kept at the meet, the Gusties hosted 21 regional teams that spanned Divisions I, II and III.
Gustavus’s top performer on the track was senior Beth Hauer (Little Falls, Minn.). Hauer ran an 18:25.59 to finish runner-up in the 5,000-meter run.
Erica Hett (Sr., Burnsville, Minn.) also posted a finish on the podium by taking third in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 11:52.23. She also added a sixth place finish in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 5:00.76.
Rebecca Hare (So., Albany, Minn.) and Caitlin Fermoyle (So., Mendota Heights, Minn.) rounded out the squad’s top competitors on the track. Hare placed fourth in the 1,500-meter run (4:57.79) and Fermoyle took fourth in the 5,000-meter run (18:51.33).
Senior Ally Voss (Wausau, Wis.) paced the Black and Gold in the field events. Voss took runner-up in the pole vault after clearing 11-feet 6.5-inches.
Lauren Rothschiller (Sr., Chaska, Minn.) turned in a pair of podium finishes in the jumps. She placed third in the long jump after a leap of 16-feet 8.50-inches and third in the triple jump with a mark of 36-feet 8.50-inches. Nevada Wendlandt (Jr., Maplewood, Minn.) contributed a fourth place finish in the high jump (5-1.75) and a ninth place showing in the pole vault (10-6.75).
Elizabeth Weiers (So., Le Center, Minn.) led the Gusties in the throws with a thirf place performance in the hammer throw with a toss of 159-feet 3-inches. Hayley Solheim (Fy., Crookston, Minn.) finished fourth in the shot put with a throw of 40-feet 11.75-inches, and Rachel Colter (So., North St. Paul, Minn.) came in fourth in the javelin with a throw of 112-feet 10-inches.
The Gustavus track and field team will be in action next on Wednesday, May 1 when it takes part in the Mankato Twilight Meet in Mankato, Minn.