Track and Field Teams Compete at Carleton Relays, Sonnesyn Sets School Record

Posted on April 23rd, 2016 by

Marit Sonnesyn broke the Gustavus school record in the 10,000 meter run on Friday night.

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NORTHFIELD, Minn. – The Gustavus Adolphus College men’s and women’s track and field teams competed in the Carleton Relays meet on Saturday at Laird Stadium. Gustie distance runner Marit Sonnesyn (Sr., Plymouth, Minn.) was also in action this weekend, as the senior competed in the 10,000 meter run at the Phil Esten Challenge at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

Sonnesyn was the highlight for the Gusties on the weekend, as the Plymouth, Minn. native broke the College record in the 10,000 meter run. Sonnesyn ran a 36:10 good for first place in the meet and a national ranking of seventh.

On Saturday in Northfield, leading the men’s team was junior Thomas Knobbe (Decorah, Iowa.) who took home the silver in the 1500 meter run with a time of 3:57.60.

Other notable performances from the men’s team included Carston Dammann (Jr., Lake City, Minn.) who placed third in the 3000 meter steeplechase, along with Gustavus’s 4×100 meter relay which finished with a time of 44.07, also good for a third place finish.

The Gusties had several other top-10 finishers as well, including Sam ReMine (Jr., Mantorville, Minn.), Ed ReMine (Jr., Mantorville, Minn.), Josh Curtis (Fy., Houston, Texas), Jacob Kohl (Sr., Fairibault, Minn.), Sam Renier (Sr., Cambridge, Minn.), Bennett Woltjer (Kandiyohi, Minn.) and Michael Hensch (Fy., North Branch, Minn.). Sam ReMine took 10th in the 400 meter dash, Ed ReMine was eighth in the 400 meter hurdles, Curtis took sixth in the 100 meter dash, Renier was 10th in the 5,000 meter run, Kohl fifth in the triple jump, Woltjer seventh in the high jump, and Hensch sixth in the hammer throw.

The women’s team was led by Kara Helgeson (Sr., Ortonville, Minn.) and Anna Nesser (Fy., Sartell, Minn.) who earned gold in shot put (12.21 meters) and triple jump (10.22 meters), respectively.

Earning silver medals for the women in the field were Jaila Anderson (Fy., Plymouth, Minn.) in pole vault (3.10 meters) and Hayley Solheim (Fy., Sartell, Minn.) in the shot put (11.92 meters).

Rounding out the field of top-3 finishers were Lydia Hayes (So., Decorah Iowa.) in the 1500 meter run with a 4:56.33 and Mata Agre (Sr., Corcoran, Minn.) in the 5000 meter run with an 18:36.48. In the field, bringing home the only bronze was Mallory Butchko (Fy., Elko, Minn.) in pole vault with a height of 3.10 meters.

Top-5 finishers on the women’s side included Sadie Novak-Klug (So., Waseca, Minn.), Kaitlin Bembenek (Sr., Prior Lake, Minn.), McKayla Stowell (Fy., Le Sueur, Minn.), Emily Sands (Jr., Rochester, Minn.), Prabhjot Singh (Fy., Rochester, Minn.), Marisa Morgan (So., Rockford, Ill.), Casie Carlson (So., Hutchinson, Minn.), and Bailey Van Den Heuvel (Fy., Mondovi, Wis.). Novak-Klug was fifth in the 1500 meter run, Bembenek fifth in the 400 meter dash, Stowell fourth in the 100 meter dash, Sands was fourth in the 5,000 meter run, Singh fifth in the pole vault, Morgan fourth in the javelin, Carlson fourth in the shot put, and Van Den Heuvel fourth in the hammer throw.

Both the men’s and women’s track and field teams will host the Drake Alternative on Saturday, April 30 beginning at 9 a.m.


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