Collegeville, Minn. – The Gustavus Adolphus women’s indoor track and field team sits in ninth place after registering 15 points on the opening day of the 2014 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championships being held over the weekend at the McNeely Spectrum on the campus of Saint John’s University.
St. Thomas is off to the best start, sitting in first place with 98 points. Saint Benedict sits in second with 74 points, and Carleton rounds out the top three in third with 69 points.
On the track, the Gusties were led by Caitlin Fermoyle (Jr., Mendota Heights, Minn.) and Haley Kemper (Jr., Prior Lake, Minn.) who both posted top 10 finishes. Fermoyle crossed the finish line in 18:22.07 to place fifth in the 5,000-meter run, while Kemper turned in a time of 61.32 to finish eighth in the 400-meter dash.
The distance medley relay team comprised of Lyndsi Schwichtenberg (Sr., Owatonna, Minn.), Sara Lundgren (Jr., Mankato, Minn.), Mata Agre (So., Corcoran, Minn.), and Rebecca Hare (Sr., Albany, Minn.) placed sixth with a time of 12:51.44.
Elizabeth Weiers (Jr., Le Center, Minn.) and Nevada Wendlandt (Sr., Maplewood, Minn.) supplied Gustavus with the best finishes in the field events. Weiers came in fifth in the weight throw after recording a toss of 49-feet 2.25-inches, and Wendlandt took sixth in the high jump after going over the bar at 5-feet 0.5-inches.
Saturday’s final event begins at 4:10 p.m., and there will be a short awards ceremony following the conclusion of the meet to honor both team champions. The top three individuals in each event and the first-place relay team will automatically earn All-Conference honors, and the 4th-through-6th place finishers in each open event and 2nd-through-6th place relay teams will all be named All-Conference Honorable Mention.
The MIAC has a home page dedicated to the 2014 Indoor Championships, complete with venue and admission information, the event schedule, entries, heat sheets and links to follow the results live. Results, recaps, and multimedia coverage of the championships will be available throughout the event. There will be live results available for all events courtesy of Apple Raceberry Jam and Wayzata Timing and fans can also find entries and heat sheets on the MIAC’s event page as they become available.
Admission for the event is $7 for adults and $3 for students per day, with children ages 5 and under admitted free. MIAC passes will be honored. The MIAC would like to thank Saint John’s University and the College of Saint Benedict and their coaches and staff for their efforts to host the event.