Men’s Indoor Track & Field Finishes First, Women Take Second At St. Olaf Invite

Posted on February 1st, 2014 by

Cameron Clause led the Gustavus men with wins in the pole vault and long jump.

Cameron Clause led the Gustavus men with wins in the pole vault and long jump.

Northfield, Minn. – The Gustavus Adolphus men’s and women’s indoor track and field team had a strong showing at the season-opening St. Olaf Invite held on Friday, Jan. 31 at the Manitou Fieldhouse.  In a triangular that also featured St. Olaf College and Bethel University, the Gustie men finished first with 133 points, and the Gustie women took second with a score of 100.50

Leading the Gustavus men’s team on the track was Phillip Butler (Sr., St. Paul, Minn.) and Thomas Knobbe (Fr., West Des Moines, Iowa).  Butler won the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.14, while Knobbe won the 5,000-meter run with a time 16:21.58.

Cameron Clause (Sr., Mankato, Minn.) had a strong outing in the field events and provided the Gusties with a pair of victories.  Clause cleared 14-feet 5.25-inches to win the pole vault and recorded a leap of 20-feet 6.5-inches to take the long jump.

On the women’s side, Gustavus recorded four individual field event wins.  Nevada Wendlandt (Sr., Maplewood, Minn.) won the pole vault after clearing 10-feet six-inches.  Leah Brossoit (Sr., Rochester, Minn.) provided a gold medal by taking the long jump after a leap of 16-feet.

In the throws, Rachel Colter (Jr., North St. Paul, Minn.) took first in the shot put with a throw of 37-feet 11-inches, and Sarah Swanson (So., Fairbanks, Alaska) won the weight throw with a toss of 44-feet 11.25-inches.  Swanson also placed third in the shot put with a throw of 36-feet 10-inches.

The Gustavus indoor track and field teams will be in action next weekend when they travel to Mankato, Minn. on Feb. 8 to take part in the Minnesota State University, Mankato Ted Nelson Classic.

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