Men’s Track & Field Takes Fifth at MIAC Indoor Championships

Posted on February 23rd, 2019 by

(photo courtesy of Nathan Lodermeier)


NORTHFIELD, Minn. – The Gustavus men’s track & field team took fifth place at the MIAC Indoor Championships on Saturday at St. Olaf with 68 points. St. Thomas claimed the title with 185 points.

The final day of the conference meet featured one All-Conference performance for the Gusties as Michael Hensch took third in the shot put. Noah Johnson was one spot shy of All-MIAC honors by taking fourth in the 600 meters.

“The men had an unbelievable finish considering we were projected to take ninth,” Head Coach Dale Bahr said. “It was an amazing team effort from everybody that competed. We had three relays take fourth or fifth that weren’t projected to score points and that really gets a team pumped up. Xander DuMoulin in the triple got us a few more points than expected and Noah Johnson ended up with 10 points on the weekend. We had people from each event area scoring so the coaching staff couldn’t be more proud of how the guys did.”

Here’s how the top Gusties did in Saturday’s events:


  1. Jack Blaney, Xander DuMoulin, Zane Michael, Wyatt Quirring – 1:31.54

600 meters

  1. Noah Johnson – 1:23.35

Triple jump

  1. DuMoulin – 44-5.5

3000 meters

  1. Alex Wischnack – 8:48.93

1000 meters

  1. Bridger Pavelka – 2:39.71

200 meters

  1. Jack Blaney – 23.31

4×400 meter

  1. Johnson, Ben Madigan, Jack Schugel, Quirring – 3:27.25

Shot put

  1. Michael Hensch – 53-7.75

Next week a few Gusties will compete in last chance meets with the hopes of posting qualifying marks for the NCAA Indoor Championships.


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