Collegeville, Minn. – The Gustavus Adolphus women’s indoor track and field finished seventh with 39 points at the 2014 MIAC Championships held over the weekend at the McNeely Spectrum on the campus of Saint John’s University. The Gusties recorded 15 points on day one and then improved their score with a 24 point outing on the final day.
Gustavus benefited from a pair of All-Conference performances in the pole vault on Saturday. Nevada Wendlandt (Sr., Maplewood, Minn.) posted the team’s highest finish of the day with a second place mark in the pole vault after going over the bar at 10-feet 6.75-inches. Kelsey Harms (So., Apple Valley, Minn.) finished right behind Wendlandt in third in the pole vault after going over the same height but in more attempts.
Caitlin Fermoyle (Jr., Mendota Heights, Minn.) was busy throughout the day in the distance races. She came in fifth in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 18:22.07, and added a seventh place finish in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 10:38.50.
Rebecca Hare (Sr., Albany, Minn.) took ninth in the 3,000-meter with a time of 10:45.74, and Emily Sands (Fr., Rochester, Minn.) placed 10th in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 18:51.21.
Thrower Sarah Swanson (So., Fairbanks, Alaska) rounded out Gustavus’s top performers with a fourth place finish in the shot put after a toss of 41-feet 10-inches.
There was 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 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.
Fans can re-live the 2014 MIAC Indoor Track and Field Championships on the event’s home page which includes results, recaps, photos and more.