Men’s Track & Field Wins Macalester Kilt Classic, Women Take Third

Posted on January 20th, 2017 by


ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Gustavus men’s and women’s track and field teams started the indoor season strong Friday at Macalester’s Kilt Classic. The men took first place with 179 points, including seven individual event champions, while the women took third place with 116 points, including three event champs.

“I think we exceeded our expectations going in,” Head Coach Dale Bahr said. “It was a small meet, but anytime you have people taking first that means there are good things happening. You love to see those people rise to the occasion and compete hard to make things happen.”

The women’s team was highlighted by first place finishes by Lily Anderson (Fy., Waterville, Minn.), Haley Anderson (Fy., Eden Prairie, Minn.), and Sadie Novak Klug (Jr., Waseca, Minn.). Lily Anderson won the 400-meter with a time of 1:03.85, Haley Anderson won the 800-meter in 2:31.65, and Novak-Klug crossed the line first in the one-mile at 5:23.41.

Kayla Stowell (So., Le Sueur, Minn.) placed second in the 60-meter in 7.97 seconds, which is her second best personal time. Olivia Rosenow (Jr., Maple Grove, Minn.) also claimed a silver, crossing the 3000-meter line in 11:15.23. Emily Sands (Sr., Rochester, Minn.) was close behind at 11:18.16. Siri Olson (Fy., Northfield, Minn.) captured another second place finish, tossing the shot put 33-11.5.

“We’re excited after this first meet,” Bahr said. “We can now start tweaking a few things from here. The good thing is that we are as good as we thought we were coming in and we could be even better based on these early results.”

The men’s team received impressive first place performances from Kyle Fredrickson (Sr., Victoria, Minn.), Carston Dammann (Sr., Lake City, Minn.), Trevor Maxwell (Sr., Prior Lake, Minn.), Nelson Finne (So., Elgin, Minn.), Derek Huntley (Sr., Maplewood, Minn.), Alvin Onkware (Fy., Bloomington, Minn.), and Michael Hensch So., North Branch, Minn.). Fredrickson posted a personal-best time of 1:55.62 in the 1000-meter; Dammann won the 3000-meter in 9:13.82; Maxwell crossed the 60-meter hurdles line in 8.92; Finne leaped 5-9.75 in the high jump; Huntley cleared 14-3.25 in the pole vault; Onkware soared 42-0 in the triple jump; and Hensch tossed the shot put 50-2.

Other notable performances include Sam ReMine (Sr., Mantorville, Minn.) taking second in the 400-meter at 52.40, Ryley Sandberg (Jr., Polk City, Iowa) second in the 1000-meter at 2:36.46, Will Neuenfeldt (Sr., Cottage Grove, Minn.) second in the shot put at 41-10, and Hensch second in the weight throw at 49-6.5.

Gustavus next travels to Northfield, Minn. a week from today to compete at the St. Olaf Triangular, which begins at 4 p.m.


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