Women’s Track & Field Takes Sixth At MIAC Outdoor Championships Posted on May 12th, 2018 by

(Nathan Lodermeier photo)


NORTHFIELD, Minn. – The Gustavus women’s track & field team finished with 75 points to take sixth place of 11 teams at the 2018 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Outdoor Championships on Saturday.

After scoring 25 points during day one of competition, the Gusties remained in the same spot in sixth place after day two. The University of St. Thomas scored 186.5 points to take first place.

“Looking at the results, we would of had to do some amazing things to move up and really absolutely fall apart to fall back, so we’re pleased to be sixth,” said Head Coach Dale Bahr.

A pair of runner-up finishes headlined the Gusties’ performance during day two, as Marisa Morgan (Sr., Rockford, Ill.) and McKayla Stowell (Jr., Le Sueur, Minn.) each contributed eight points with second place and All-Conference finishes.

Morgan was the runner-up with a personal best 131 feet, nine inch javelin throw. Stowell finished second in the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.28 and also claimed a point in the 200-meter dash with a time of 26.01.

Several other Gusties collected points with solid individual performances along with the 4×400-meter relay team.

In the 1,500-meter run, Tierney Winter (So., Waterville, Minn.) improved upon her school-record 1,500-meter time, clocking a time of 4:44.99 to place fourth. Fellow distance-runners Olivia Rosenow (Sr., Maple Grove, Minn.) and Sadie Klug (Sr., Waseca, Minn.) also turned in All-Conference third place finishes. Rosenow finished in third place in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, finishing in 11:14.65 to pick up six points. Klug also finished third in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 17:51.44.

Abbie Schnabel (Jr., Hamburg, Minn.) added five points with a fourth place 800-meter run time of 2:19.77.

DeAnna Giles (Fy., Plymouth, Minn.) and Lily Anderson (So., Waterville, Minn.) also combined for five points. Giles finished sixth in the triple jump with a leap of 34-9.50, while Anderson placed seventh in the 400-meter dash with a time of 59.87.

The group of Lily Anderson, Winter, Megan Hill (So., Denver, Colo.), and Schnabel finished sixth in the 4×400-meter relay with a time of 4:07.63.


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