Track and Field Finishes Up at Mark Schuck Open

Posted on February 1st, 2020 by

Doris-Klein Mor and Wyatt Quiring (photos courtesy of David Faulkner, SPX Sports).


MANKATO, Minn. – The Gustavus men’s and women’s track and field teams finished competition at the loaded field at the Mark Schuck Open at MSU-Mankato Saturday with the men taking sixth of 12 teams and the women taking seventh of 16 teams. Of the teams involved there were 10 Division II schools, to go along with four Division III schools, and one junior college.

The Gusties posted a handful of PR’s and saw a good chunk of top finishers from both teams.



5. Bridger Pavelka – 4:25.54 (fourth in MIAC)

60 hurdles

1. Taylor Rooney – 8.08 (previous time atop MIAC)


2. Rooney – 22.78 (second in MIAC)


8. Brennan Gustafson – 52.03 (sixth in MIAC)

12. Wyatt Quiring – 52.36

13. Nick Olfert – 52.43

Long jump

7. Alexander DuMoulin – 6.27m (10th in MIAC)

Shot Put

2. Steven Orzolek – 15.89m (previous throw tops MIAC)

13. Andrew Bradley – 13.17m (eighth in MIAC)

“We have been training hard and it was nice to see Brennan Gustafson come off a personal best in the 800m last week and walk away with another personal best in the 400m this week,” said assistant coach Becki Staley. “It was refreshing to see Bridger Pavelka back and running a very solid time and personal best by four second in the mile. He scored at conference out of the slower heat last year which is the hard way to do it, and we are shooting for the fast heat at the MIAC Championships at the end of the month.”



4. Tierney Winter – 5:03.48 (school record, second in MIAC)

60 hurdles

5. Birgen Nelson – 9.24 (school record, second in MIAC)


7. Arianna Burmaster – 1:03.43


3. Lily Anderson – 1:40.01 (Second in MIAC)


2. Sara Moen – 2:19.43 (fourth in MIAC)

5. Elizabeth Donnelly – 2:23.43 (seventh in MIAC)

High jump

14. Burmaster – 1.48m (sixth in MIAC)

Shot put

10. Annika Poe – 12.36m (fifth in MIAC)

Pole vault

2. Doris-Klein Mor – 3.20m (second in MIAC)

“In the women’s 800m Sara Moen and Elizabeth Donnelly both had indoor personal best times which is always nice to see this early in the season,” said Staley. “Tierney Winter is also doing really well.  She is trusting in various racing strategies and came up with a three second personal best in the mile.”

“It was a great start to the weekend tonight,” said assistant coach Brenden Huber after Friday’s performance. “On the ladies side we saw four lifetime PR’s and four season PR’s led by Kourtney [Kulseth] who was second overall. She was followed by Iliana [Ramon] who debuted with a lifetime PR and took sixth. For the men, we had a great 2-3-4 punch in the race in Garet [Grant], Andrew [Stumbo], and Ben [Wicklund] with Garet posting a lifetime PR. With a tougher week in training, all the guys showed some solid grit tonight and I was happy with how we competed.”


2. Kourtney Kulseth – 10:23.99

6. Iliana Ramon – 10:47.67

10. Gabriela Passmore – 10:56.38


2. Garet Grant – 8:47.41

3. Andrew Stumbo – 8:52.83

4. Ben Wicklund – 8:56.83

7. Henry Hinchcliffe – 9:07.11

The Gusties will head back to MSU-Mankato next Saturday when they will compete in the Ted Nelson Classic.


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