Mankato, Minn. – The Gustavus Adolphus men’s and women’s track and field team competed in the Minnesota State University, Mankato Ted Nelsen Classic on Saturday, Feb. 8 at Myers Fieldhouse. No team scores were kept at the meet.
Recording Gustavus’s top finish on the women’s side was sophomore Sarah Swanson (So., Fairbanks, Alaska) who won the shot put with a toss of 38-feet. Behind Swanson in the shot put finished Rachel Colter (Jr., North St. Paul, Minn.) in second with a throw of 38-feet 1.25-inches.
The Gustie men were led by Cameron Clause (Sr., Mankato, Minn.) and Thomas Knobbe (Fr., West Des Moines, Iowa). Clause won the pole vault after going over the bar at 14-feet 7.25-inches, and Knobbe took first among four Gusties in the 3,000-meter run in 9:34.32.
Jeffrey Dubose (Sr., St. Paul, Minn.) took second behind Clause in the pole vault with the same height, while Alex Fredrickson (Fr., Victoria, Minn.) finished second in the 600-meter run with a time of 1:26.57.
Also registering a top three finish in the field events was Nevada Wendlandt (Sr., Maplewood, Minn.) who took third in the high jump after clearing 5-feet 2.25-inches.
Leading the way for the women on the track was Lyndsi Schwichtenberg (Sr., Owatonna, Minn.) and Emily Sands (Fy., Rochester, Minn.). Schwichtenberg finished runner-up in the mile with a time of 5:41.02, while Sands came in second in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 11:18.90.
Ryan Obele (Sr., Le Sueur, Minn.) rounded out Gustavus’s top finishers by taking third in the weight throw with toss of 51-feet 11.25-inches.
The Gustavus men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams will be back in action next weekend when they travel to Northfield, Minn. to compete in the Carleton Meet of Hearts on Saturday, Feb. 15.