Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Completes Day One Of MIAC Championships In Sixth

Posted on May 9th, 2015 by

Jesse Scheiterlein finished runner-up in the hammer throw on day one of the MIAC Championships.

St. Paul – Following day one of the 2015 MIAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships, the Gustavus Adolphus men’s team sits in sixth place after scoring 24 points on Friday at the Macalester College track and field complex. Hamline University leads the 11-team field with 55.5 points, Concordia College trails closely behind in second with 54 points, and the University of St. Thomas sits in third with 40.5 points.

The Gusties benefitted from a pair of All-Conference performances; one in the throws and the other on the track.

Jesse Scheiterlein (Sr., Sartell, Minn.) posted the team’s top finish with a runner-up effort in the hammer throw. Scheiterlein threw the hammer 164-feet 2-inches to finish behind Saint Mary’s Tyler Kircher who won with a toss of 166-feet 9-inches.  The senior thrower also added an 11th place finish in the discus (135′ 09″).

The Black and Gold’s other All-Conference award came courtesy of Thomas Knobbe (So., Decorah, Iowa) in the 10,000-meter run. Knobbe crossed the finish line with a time of 32:02.62 to place third. St. Olaf’s Phillip Meyer won the race with a 30:34.15, and Carleton’s Hart Horner placed second with a 30:40.80.

Other top Gustavus performers included David Hoien (So., Annandale, Minn.), Alex Logan (Jr., Chaska, Minn.), and Isaac Tapp (Jr., Stewartville, Minn.). Hoien went over the bar at 14-feet 2.50 to place fifth the pole vault, Logan threw the discus 145-feet 7-inches to also finish fifth, and Tapp cleared 6-feet 2.75-inches to take sevnth in the high jump.

Complete Results

The 2015 MIAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships conclude Saturday, with field events beginning 2 p.m. and track to follow at 3 p.m. Saturday’s final event begins at 6:40 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 2015 Outdoor 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 Macalester will also team up with the Minnesota Sports Broadcast Network to offer a live video webcast of the meet as well. Fans can connect to the conference throughout the meet on FacebookTwitterInstagram and YouTube using the hashtag #MIACOTF.

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 Macalester College and their coaches and staff for their efforts to host the event.


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