Women’s Track & Field Takes Fourth at MIAC Outdoor Championships

Posted on May 11th, 2019 by


SAINT PAUL, Minn. – The Gustavus women’s track & field team took fourth place at the 2019 MIAC Outdoor Championships, totaling 77 points. On day two of the meet, the Gusties achieved four All-Conference honors, including one champion.

The hammer throw was the marquee event for Gustavus in day two as Katie Keelin (Jr., Burnsville, Minn.) won the event with a throw of 167-00 and Bailey Van Den Heuvel (Sr., Mondovi, Wis.) took second at 165-02.

“Our throws really carried us this week,” Head Coach Dale Bahr said. “We always talk about taking points away from other teams and making sure we get the points we need and to see Bailey step up, and watch Annalee take a second, and Katie holding her position to win; those are instrumental in us taking fourth place.”

Annalee Olson-Sola (Fy., Northfield, Minn.) earned All-Conference in the discus with a second place heave of 128-11 and Kourtney Kulseth (So., New Richland, Minn.) joined the All-MIAC team with a third place finish in the 3000-meter steeplechase at 11:26.55.

“We have some young ladies that are stepping up,” Bahr said. “Our seniors paved the way and I can’t say enough about our senior ladies. They have given our younger team members guidance.”

Here are the top Gustie marks from Saturday’s events:

400 meters

  1. Sara Moen – 58.74

800 meters

  1. Abigail Schnabel – 2:20.56
  2. Hayley Anderson – 2:22.65

1500 meters

  1. Tierney Winter – 4:51.52

5000 meters

  1. Kourtney Kulseth – 18:08.83

3000 steeplechase

  1. Kulseth – 11:26.55

4×100 relay

  1. Tess Olinger, DeAnna Giles, Alexandra Anderson, Paige Patterson – 51.14

4×400 relay

  1. Megan Hill, Moen, Lily Anderson, Schnabel – 4:04.32

High jump

  1. Halley Brocker – 4-11.75

Triple jump

  1. Giles – 34-11.25


  1. Annalee Olson-Sola – 128-11


  1. Katie Keelin – 167-00
  2. Bailey Van Den Heuvel – 165-02

“I could not be more proud to break into the top five and move up from there,” Bahr said. “You don’t move up in the top five very easily. The ladies have done exactly what we’ve asked of them all year and it’s paid off.”


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