Track & Field Set To Host 17th Annual Lee Krough Invitational Saturday

Posted on April 12th, 2017 by

ST. PETER, Minn. – The Gustavus men’s and women’s track and field teams are set to host the first home meet of the season Saturday – the 17th Annual Lee Krough Invitational. The meet features 21 men’s or women’s teams from 12 Division II and III institutions with field events beginning at 10 a.m. and track events at 12:15 p.m.

Schools competing include Crown, Gustavus, Minnesota-Duluth, Minnesota State-Mankato, Minnesota-Morris, Saint Mary’s, St. Catherine, St. Cloud State, St. Olaf, UW-River Falls, UW-Superior, and Winona State.

Wayzata Results will record the meet. MEET PROGRAM

FIELD EVENTS:

10:00

JAVELIN – MEN 1 FLIGHT

10:30

HAMMER – WOMEN 3 FLIGHTS

11:00

JAVELIN –  WOMEN 2 FLIGHTS

SHOT PUT – MEN 2 FLIGHTS

POLE VAULT – WOMEN 12 VAULTERS

FOLLOWED BY MEN 14 VAULTERS

HIGH JUMP – WOMEN 18 JUMPERS

FOLLOWED BY MEN 9 JUMPERS

11:15

LONG JUMP – WOMEN 2 FLIGHTS

FOLLOWED BY MEN 2 FLIGHTS

TRIPLE JUMP – MEN 1 FLIGHT

FOLLOWED BY WOMEN 1 FLIGHT

1:00

DISCUS – WOMEN 2 FLIGHTS

HAMMER – MEN 2 FLIGHTS

3:00

SHOT PUT – WOMEN 2 FLIGHTS

DISCUS – MEN 3 FLIGHTS

RUNNING EVENTS:

12:15                                         100 METER HURDLE PRELIMS                                       3 HEATS

12:30                                         110 METER HURDLE PRELIMS                                       1 HEAT

12:35                                         100 METER DASH PRELIMS (W)                                    4 HEATS

12:50                                         100 METER DASH PRELIMS (M)                                     4 HEATS

1:05                                            STEEPLE CHASE (W)                                                             1 HEAT

1:30                                            STEEPLE CHASE (M)                                                              1 HEAT

1:50                                            400 METER RELAY (W)                                                       1 HEAT

1:55                                            400 METER RELAY (M)                                                        1 HEAT

2:00                                            1500 METERS (W)                                                                  2 HEATS

2:15                                            1500 METERS (M)                                                                   1 HEAT

2:25                                            110 METER HURDLE FINALS                                           1 HEAT

2:30                                            100 METER HURDLE FINALS                                           1 HEAT

2:35                                            400 METERS (W)                                                                     4 HEATS

2:50                                            400 METERS (M)                                                                      3 HEATS

3:00                                            100 METERS FINALS(W)                                                    1 HEAT

3:05                                            100 METERS FINALS(M)                                                     1 HEAT

3:10                                            800 METERS (W)                                                                     4 HEATS

3:30                                            800 METERS (M)                                                                      2 HEATS

3:40                                            400 METER HURDLES (W)                                                3 HEATS

3:50                                            400 METER HURDLES (M)                                                 1 HEAT

4:00                                            200 METERS (W)                                                                     5 HEATS

4:20                                            200 METERS (M)                                                                      4 HEATS

4:35                                            5000 METERS (W)                                                                  1 HEAT

5:00                                            5000 METERS (M)                                                                   1 HEAT

5:20                                            1600 METER RELAY (W)                                                    2 HEATS

5:30                                            1600 METER RELAY (M)                                                     1 HEAT

The namesake of the meet: Lee Krough was a valued assistant coach for the Gustie football and basketball teams served as head coach at various times in track, wrestling and freshman basketball. He did have a one-year stint as head football coach in 1951 when Hollingsworth was called back into service for the Korean conflict. Lee responded to the challenge by guiding the Gusties to a 9-0-1 record and thus became the only head football coach in Gustavus history to have an unbeaten record. It was difficult for Lee to get angry, and on him a frown turned out to be a half-smile.

As a coach he never took the demanding father role, but was more the doting grandfather. In the summer of 1977 he was inducted into the Minnesota Hall of Fame, and he had been previously inducted into the Upper Iowa University Hall of Fame. He spent over half a century closely connected with sports, as a participant and a coach, and was looked up to by hundreds of athletes who played for him or known him over his long career.

Lee Krough died August 25, 1977 and was inducted in the Gustavus Athletic Hall of Fame in 1978.

 

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