Men’s Track & Field Takes Second At St. Olaf Quadrangular, Women Take Fourth

Posted on January 27th, 2017 by


NORTHFIELD, Minn. – The Gustavus men’s and women’s track & field teams competed at the St. Olaf Quadrangular Friday at the Tostrud Center. The men took second with 146 points, while the women took fourth with 113 points. St. Thomas won on both the men’s and women’s sides with 203.5 and 196 points, respectively.


“We’ve got a couple injuries yet that we need to shore up, otherwise I think the men are doing pretty well,” Head Coach Dale Bahr said. “When we have these standout performances, I think that gets the team excited and jacked up to train harder and perform well. Success builds success and I think we’re seeing some really great things happen. There’s a good excitement right now.”

The men’s team received three first place finishes on the day, highlighted by Kyle Fredrickson’s (Sr., Victoria, Minn.) lifetime personal best time of 1:21.02 in the 600 meter. Ed ReMine (Sr., Mantorville, Minn.) was close behind in third place with a personal best time of 1:23.48. Evan Jones (Sr., Pella, Iowa) took first in the 5000 meter at 16:00.42, and Alvin Onkware (Fy., Bloomington, Minn.) won his second consecutive triple jump with a distance of 12.76 meters.

Other notable performances include Trevor Maxwell (Sr., Prior Lake, Minn.) taking second in the 60-meter hurdles in 8.86 after stumbling over a hurdle; Ryley Sandberg (Jr., Polk City, Iowa) third in the 800 at 2:00.73; Nelson Finne (So., Elgin, Minn.) third in the 1000 at 3:03.37 and fourth in the high jump at 1.75 meters; and Derek Huntley (Sr., Maplewood, Minn.) third in the pole vault clearing 4.28 meters.


“One thing we’re seeing is the women are definitely coming out and competing hard,” Bahr said. “We’re moving in the right direction.”

The women’s team garnered two first place finishes and a number of personal bests. Kayla Stowell (So., Le Sueur, Minn.) took first in the 60 meter with a time of 7.96. The 4×200-meter relay team of Stowell, Adonya Gray (Fy., Burnsville, Minn.), Lindsey Schmidt (Fy., Bloomington, Minn.), and Lily Anderson (Fy., Waterville, Minn.) also claimed gold with a time of 1:51.42. Anderson also took third in the 200 at 27.51 and fifth in the 400 at 1:03.32. Siri Olson (Fy., Northfield, Minn.) set a personal record with a throw of 10.5 meters in the shot put. A pair of PRs were set in the weight throw as Katie Keelin (Fy., Burnsville, Minn.) took third with a toss of 11.92 meters and Courtney Erickson (Fy., Starbuck, Minn.) took sixth at 11.02 meters. Sadie Novak-Klug (Jr., Waseca, Minn.) set a PR in the 1000, finishing fourth in 3:06.93. In her first time running the 3000, Gabby Passmore (Fy., Mapleton, Minn.) placed third in 11:09.32. Emily Sands (Sr., Rochester, Minn.) also claimed a bronze in the 5000 with a time of 19:14.94.

Gustavus next competes at the Ted Nelson Classic on Feb. 4, hosted by Minnesota State University-Mankato.


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