Men’s Track & Field Wins Eight Events at Drake Alternative

Posted on April 27th, 2019 by

Steven Orzolek took second place in the shot put with a personal best mark.

RESULTSPHOTO GALLERY

SAINT PETER, Minn. – The Gustavus men’s track & field team hosted the Drake Alternative on Friday for its only home meet of the season. Five Gusties captured six first-place finishes – Bridger Pavelka (Jr., Minnetonka, Minn.) in the 1500 meters, Nick Kerbeshian (So., Plymouth, Minn.) in the 5K, Taylor Rooney (So., Andover, Minn.) in the 110 hurdles, Alex Wischnack (Sr., Norwood, Minn.) in the 3000-meter steeplechase, and Michael Hensch (Sr., North Branch, Minn.) in both the shot put and hammer throw.

The Gusties added relay victories in the 4×100 and 4×400.

Teams competing at the Drake Alternative included Gustavus, Bethany Lutheran, Bethel, Carleton, Concordia-St. Paul, Crown, Martin Luther, Minnesota State-Mankato, Saint Benedict, St. Olaf, St. Thomas, and UW-River Falls.

Here are the top Gusties in each event:

100 meters

  1. Jack Blaney – 11.51

200 meters

  1. Wyatt Quirring – 23.22

400 meters

  1. Noah Johnson – 50.70

800 meters

  1. Dylan Gast – 2:00.56

1500 meters

  1. Bridger Pavelka – 4:08.19
  2. Andrew Wischnack – 4:14.95
  3. Jeremy Gilbertson – 4:17.31

5000 meters

  1. Nick Kerbeshian – 16:29.29

110 hurdles

  1. Taylor Rooney – 14.40

400 hurdles

  1. Bobby Verchota – 59.41

3000 steeplechase

  1. Alex Wischnack – 9:56.21
  2. Ben Wicklund – 10:00.02
  3. Tyler Stordahl – 10:20.29

High jump

  1. Troy Ektnitphong – 1.65m

Long jump

  1. Matthew Montplaisir – 6.39m

Triple jump

  1. Ektnitphong – 12.36m

Shot put

  1. Michael Hensch – 16.99m
  2. Steven Orzolek – 15.99m

Discus

  1. Hensch – 45.46m

Hammer

  1. Hensch – 60.77m

Javelin

  1. Nelson Finne – 39.40m

Gustavus is next in action May 2 at the MIAC Multi’s, held in Northfield, Minn.

 

Leave a Reply