Hensch Breaks Facility Weight Throw Record at Saint John’s Track & Field Invite

Posted on February 9th, 2019 by


COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. – The Gustavus men’s track & field team competed at the CSB-SJU Indoor Invitational on Saturday and recorded 122 points for second place.

Michael Hensch (Sr., North Branch, Minn.) highlighted the meet for the Gusties, winning the weight throw with a McNeely Spectrum record heave of 60-5.25, breaking the previous record by nearly two feet. The mark of 60-5.25 is 12th best in NCAA Division III entering Saturday.

“He’s been having some really good practices and he put it all together today,” Head Coach Dale Bahr said of Hensch’s performance. “Hopefully he can add to that mark to make sure he gets a spot at nationals.”

The Gusties placed in the top-four in eight different events.

Weight throw

  1. Michael Hensch – 60-5.25 (McNeely Spectrum record) was 58-8


  1. Alex Wischnack – 4:29.74
  2. Noah Johnson – 4:37.43
  3. Andrew Wischnack – 4:38.14

Shot put

  1. Hensch – 52-0

3000 meters

  1. Jack Degonda – 9:08.24

5000 meters

  1. Andrew Stumbo – 15:49.0

800 meters

  1. Nick Olfert – 2:04.48

400 meters

  1. Wyatt Quirring – 52.66

600 meters

  1. Jack Schugel – 1:27.19

“It was a good day and we looked a little tired after a hard week of practice but we came out in pretty good shape,” Bahr said.

Gustavus next competes at MSU-Mankato on Friday.


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