Track and Field Performs Well at MSU-Mankato Posted on February 21st, 2020 by


MANKATO, Minn. – The Gustavus track and field teams competed at MSU-Mankato Friday night and saw a ton of top times  The men finished third of 10 teams, while the women placed seventh of nine.

“I am extremely proud of our team today,” said Head Coach Aaron Lund. “I think our athletes and coaches did a great job this week at practice emphasizing the urgency of competing well today and it definitely showed up in the results. We had a majority of our athletes set a lifetime best or season best tonight and as a team we are peaking at the right time.”

The Gusties saw themselves put a handful of top times on the board, to go along with a bunch of lifetime PR’s:



3. Tucker Wallin – 4:29.23

4. Ben Wicklund – 4:31.26

7. Nick Kerbeshian – 4:35.92


8. Wyatt Quiring – 51.50


2. Jack Marble – 1:26.24


3. Jack Degonda – 2:37.08


6. Taylor Rooney – 22.42 (35th in NCAA)


3. Lucas Schnirring – 9:10.04

6. Trevor LaVigne – 9:11.06

8. Casey Olson – 9:13.66

9. Bryce Knutson – 9:17.85

60m hurdles

Taylor Rooney – 8.00 (school record in prelims, didn’t compete in finals. His time retakes top time in NCAA)

High jump

4. Rooney – 2.00m (26th in NCAA)

Long jump

7. Alec Fette – 5.98m

8. Matthew Montplaisir – 5.81m

Triple jump

6. Fette – 12.04m

7. Montplaisir – 11.48m

Shot put

7. Steven Orzolek – 15.17m

9. Andrew Bradley – 13.63m



15. Haley Anderson – 5:24.50


5. Lily Anderson – 1:00.21


5. Elizabeth Donnelly – 1:39.51


1. Kourtney Kulseth – 3:01.36


6. Arianna Burmaster – 26.12 (44th in NCAA)

60m hurdles

3. Birgen Nelson – 8.98 (school record, first in MIAC, 13th in NCAA)

High jump

7. Halley Brocker – 1.53m

10. Burmaster – 1.53m

Pole vault

4. Doris-Klein Mor – 3.35m

Triple jump

11. DeAnna Giles – 10.57m

13. Paige Patterson – 10.35m

Shot put

4. Annika Poe -12.74m

“We have incredible momentum right now and I know our athletes are extremely excited for the opportunity to perform their best next weekend at the indoor conference championships,” said Lund. “I also loved the energy and cheering provided by our non-competing athletes today. We have something special starting here in this program and I can’t wait to see what we can do at the championships next weekend.”

The Gusties will compete in the MIAC Championships from Feb. 27-29.


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