Women’s Track & Field In Fifth After Day One Of MIAC Championships, Men In Sixth

Posted on May 13th, 2016 by

WOMEN’S RESULTS | MEN’S RESULTS | PHOTO GALLERY (courtesy of Nathan Lodermeier)

COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. – The Gustavus men’s and women’s track & field teams began competition at the MIAC Outdoor Championships on Friday and finished the day with a number of quality performances. The women sit in fifth place with 26 points, while the men are in sixth place with 12 points.

On the women’s side, Marit Sonnesyn (Sr., Plymouth, Minn.) claimed the championship in the 10k with a time of 37:36.9. Sarah Swanson (Sr., Fairbanks, Alaska) took second in the hammer throw with a distance of 143-0, only 1-1 behind first place. The 4×800 relay team of Mikaela Algren (Jr., Prior Lake, Minn.), Abigail Schnabel (Fy., Hamburg, Minn.), Courtney Branch (Sr., Minnetonka, Minn.), and Lydia Hayes (So., Decorah, Iowa) took third with a time of 9:34.15.

Schnabel took sixth in the first heat of the 1500-meter with a time of 4:59.53 and will compete in the final at 3:55 p.m. tomorrow. And Hayes qualified for the finals in the 800-meter with a time of 2:20.31.

On the men’s side, first-year field specialist Michael Hensch (North Branch, Minn.) took second in the javelin throw with a distance of 53.08 meters. Trevor Maxwell (Jr., Prior Lake, Minn.) took second in the first heat of the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 15.79 and will compete in the finals at 4:25 p.m. tomorrow. The 4×100-meter relay team of Jack Blaney (Fy., Lake Elmo, Minn.), Ed ReMine (Jr., Mantorville, Minn.), Sam ReMine (Jr., Mantorville, Minn.), and Josh Curtis (Fy., Houston, Texas) qualified for the finals with a time of 43.65. The finals begin at 3:45 p.m. tomorrow. Ed ReMine took second in the first heat of the 400-meter hurdles and will compete in the finals at 5:15 p.m. tomorrow. And the 4×800-meter relay team of Alex Fredrickson (Jr., Victoria, Minn.), Ryley Sandberg (So., Alleman, Iowa), Carston Dammann (Jr., Lake City, Minn.), and Thomas Knobbe (Jr., Decorah, Iowa) took fifth with a time of 8:03.66.

Day two of the MIAC Championships begins at 2 p.m. tomorrow.

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