Track & Field Set For MIAC Indoor Championships This Weekend

Posted on February 22nd, 2017 by

ST. PETER, Minn. – The Gustavus men’s and women’s track and field teams are set to compete at the MIAC Indoor Championships this weekend, hosted by the University of St. Thomas at the Anderson Athletic and Recreation Complex in St. Paul, Minn. The heptathlon and pentathlon take place Thursday and Friday, while the field and track events are Friday and Saturday. Last season, the Gustie men took eighth place with 48 points, while the women also took eighth with 48.5 points.

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The men’s team enters the conference meet with seven individuals ranked in the top 10 in eight events. Kyle Fredrickson (Sr., Victoria, Minn.) owns the conference’s top time in the 600-meter at 1:21.00, which set the facility record at Carleton College. Fredrickson also ranks third in the 800-meter with a time of 1:55.62.

Other top 10 seeds include:

Trevor Maxwell (Sr., Prior Lake, Minn.) – second in the 60-meter hurdles at 8.67 (55)

Evan Jones (Sr., Pella, Iowa) – fifth in the 3000-meter at 8:47.01

Michael Hensch (So., North Branch, Minn.) – sixth in the shot put at 50-2

Derek Huntley (Sr., Maplewood, Minn.) – seventh in the pole vault at 14-7.5

Ed ReMine (Sr., Mantorville, Minn.) – tenth in the 600-meter at 1:23.48

Alex Fredrickson (Sr., Victoria, Minn.) – tenth in the 1000-meter at 2:34.43

The women’s team enters the conference meet with four individuals ranked in the top 10. In her second season on the team, Kayla Stowell (So., Le Sueur, Minn.) leads the conference in the 60-meter with a time of 7.88 (55).

Other top 10 seeds include:

Siri Olson (Fy., Northfield, Minn.) – sixth in the shot put at 38-6

Adonya Gray (Fy., Burnsville, Minn.) – tenth in the 60-meter at 8.09

Sadie Novak-Klug (Jr., Waseca, Minn.) – tenth in the 1000-meter at 3:06.93

From the MIAC:

The 2017 MIAC Indoor Track and Field Championships begin Thursday with the multi-event competitions. The women’s pentathlon starts at 2 p.m. with the men’s heptathlon beginning 20 minutes later. The heptathlon finishes up Friday morning at 10 a.m., with Friday’s field events set to start at 4 p.m. and track to follow at 4:30 p.m. Saturday’s final session starts with 10:15 a.m. field events and 1 p.m. track events.

Saturday’s final event begins at 4:05 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 2017 Indoor Championships, complete with venue and admission information, the event schedule, and it will be updated with entries, heat sheets and links to follow the results live as they become available. Results, recaps, and multimedia coverage of the championships will be available throughout the event. There will be live results available for all events, and fans can also find entries and heat sheets on the MIAC’s event page as they become available. Also, connect to the conference on its FacebookTwitterInstagram and YouTube pages throughout the Championships using the hashtag #MIACITF.

Admission for the event is $8 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 the University of St. Thomas coaches and staff for their efforts to host the event.

 

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