Women’s Track and Field Takes Second at St. Olaf Quad

Posted on January 24th, 2020 by

(First-year Arianna Burmaster took second in the 200m)


NORTHFIELD, Minn. – The Gustavus women’s track and field team competed at the St. Olaf Quad Friday, tallying 155.5 points and taking second place of five teams, trailing only St. Thomas’ score of 182.

The Gusties won five events with Birgen Nelson etching a school record in the 60m hurdles, while Katie Keelin re-broke her own school record in the weight throw. Gustavus added first place performances from Kourtney Kulseth, Elizabeth Donnely, Gabriela Passmore, DeAnna Giles, and the 4x200m relay team.


  1. Kourtney Kulseth – 18:25.62


  1. Gabriela Passmore – 5:35.84
  2. Sara Moen – 5:35.93

4x200m relay

  1. Rachel Studer, Lily Anderson, Arianna Burmaster, Erin Teichrow – 1:48.85


  1. Elizabeth Donnely

60m hurdles 

  1. Birgen Nelson – 9.38 (School record)

    (Birgen Nelson with assistant coach Nathan Harder following record setting 60m hurdle performance)


  1. Tierney Winter -2:20.56


  1. Passmore – 3:19.54
  2. Julia Severson – 3:21.90


  1. Arianna Burmaster – 26.99

Weight Throw

  1. Katie Keelin – 16.55m (School record)

“Katie broke the school record that she set last week with a first place throw of 16.55 m in the weight throw which puts her 11th on the national list,” said assistant coach Tom Thorkelson.

Shot Put

  1. Annika Poe – 11.99m

Triple Jump

  1. DeAnna Giles – 10.43m

High Jump 

  1. Arianna Burmaster – 1.40m

Pole Vault

  1. Doris-Klein Mor – 3.20m

“Doris came to the meet ready to compete,” said assistant coach Fred Berg. “She was extremely motivated and had purposeful intention of improving her personal best. Doris improver her personal record by more than a foot. What a great accomplishment tonight in the pole vault.”

The Gusties will next be in action next Friday and Saturday, when they compete at MSU-Mankato.


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