Men’s Track & Field Takes Home Five First-Place Finishes at Mustang Open

Posted on April 14th, 2019 by


CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – The Gustavus men’s track & field team competed at the Mustang Open at Mount Mercy University on Saturday as a full team for the first time this outdoor season. Andrew Stumbo, Taylor Rooney, Alex Wischnack, and Michael Hensch all led the Gusties with first place finishes in their respective events.

“We showed some really good performances throughout all the events,” Head Coach Dale Bahr said. “Mike [Hensch] really stepped up his game. All indoor he didn’t pop the big one that we’re used to, and he just bombed a huge hammer and PR’d in all three events. Rooney ran really well in the hurdles. It wasn’t very clean even though it was a lifetime PR. Alex ran a really smart race and Stumbo started the 5k running with the other two guys that finished behind him and he really created separation later in the race. It wasn’t the best of conditions but it gave us a chance to compete.”

Here are the top times and distances for the Gusties:

100 meters

  1. Avery Troy, 12.19

200 meters

  1. Dylan Gast, 23.41

400 meters

  1. Gast, 50.83

800 meters

  1. Noah Johnson, 1:58.74

1500 meters

  1. Bridger Pavelka, 4:11.06

5000 meters

  1. Andrew Stumbo, 14:52.52

110 hurdles

  1. Taylor Rooney, 14.59

3000 steeplechase

  1. Alex Wischnack, 9:48.79

4×100 relay

  1. Jack Blaney, Xander DuMoulin, Wyatt Quirring, Rooney, 43.08

4×400 relay

  1. Quirring, Gast, Jack Schugel, Johnson, 3:25.72

High jump

  1. Nelson Finne, 5-5.75

Long jump

  1. DuMoulin, 21-5.25

Triple jump

  1. DuMoulin, 42-10.75

Shot put

  1. Michael Hensch, 53-0.25


  1. Hensch, 152-8


  1. Hensch, 193-3


  1. Nelson Finne, 133-0

Gustavus next competes at Carleton on Saturday.


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