Track & Field Shows Improvement at Ted Nelson Classic Posted on February 2nd, 2019 by

Karley DeKnikker and Michael Hensch compete at the Ted Nelson Classic. (photos courtesy of David Faulkner, SPX Sports)


MANKATO, Minn. – The Gustavus men’s and women’s track & field teams competed at the Ted Nelson Classic on Saturday, hosted by MSU-Mankato. The women took ninth out of 14 teams with a score of 15, while the men placed 11th out of 14 with 16 points. The meet included a number of Division II teams and high performing Division III teams.

“This was a very good meet for us to go to this time of year,” Head Coach Dale Bahr said. “There were a lot of individual performances that were season and personal bests and that has me very excited with where we are at. We are showing the improvement we want to see.”

Here are a few notable top-10 performances:


600 meters

  1. Lily Anderson – 1:39.37


  1. Tierney Winter – 5:19.62

800 meters

  1. Abigail Schnabel – 2:22.67

1000 meters

  1. Josie Blake – 3:07.88

Triple jump

  1. DeAnna Giles – 35-3.0


60 hurdles

  1. Taylor Rooney – 8.18

Shot put

  1. Michael Hensch – 53-9.25

Weight throw

  1. Hensch – 58-1.25


  1. Bridger Pavelka – 4:29.55

4×400 relay

  1. Noah Johnson, Ben Madigan, Nick Olfert, Wyatt Quirring – 3:31.75

The Gusties are back in action next Saturday at Saint John’s.


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