Men’s Track and Field Finishes Second at St. Olaf Quad

Posted on January 24th, 2020 by

(Steven Orzolek took first in the meet in the shot put)


NORTHFIELD, Minn. – The Gustavus men’s track and field team took home second place of four teams, finishing with 123 points. St. Thomas won the event with a score of 199.

The Gusties had five event wins, with Taylor Rooney posting a time of 8.03 in the prelims to tie his previous career-high, while Steven Orzolek took first in the shot put and holds the eighth farthest mark in Division III this season with a throw of 16.15m. They also got first place finishes from Garet Grant, Noah Johnson, Alexander DuMoulin, and the 4×200 relay team.


  1. Grant – 4:26.92
  2. Ben Wicklund – 4:29.92
  3. Andrew Stumbo – 4:32.64

4 x 200m relay

  1. Matthew Montplaisir, Rooney, Alexander DuMoulin, Wyatt Quiring – 1:33.60

    (Men’s 4×200 team following their first place finish – Matthew Monplaisir, Taylor Rooney, Xander DuMoulin, Wyatt Quiring).

60m hurdles 

  1. Rooney – 8.12


  1. Johnson – 1:57.62


  1. Grant – 2:37.60
  2. Bridger Pavelka – 2:40.8

Shot Put

  1. Orzolek – 16.15m

“Steven proved he is one of the top shot putters in the country by cracking the national top ten list with a meet winning throw of 16.15 meters,” said assistant coach Tom Thorkelson.

Triple Jump

  1. DuMoulin – 13.58m

Weight Throw

  1. Orzolek – 14.62m

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