Men’s Track and Field Finishes Sixth at MIAC Indoor Championships

Posted on February 29th, 2020 by

(photo courtesy of Nathan Lodermeier)


COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. – The Gustavus men’s track and field team completed competition at the MIAC Indoor Championships at Saint John’s ON Saturday with a sixth place finish. The Gusties tallied 56 points while St. Thomas took first with 186.

I loved the effort and energy our team brought this weekend,” Head Coach Aaron Lund said. “In the three field events today, we were led by huge performances by Xander, Taylor and Steven. They were able to do their best when it meant the most and that really set the tempo for us today. Our competing athletes on the track hyped up our crowd with their great performances and they definitely ran with so much Gustie pride. The momentum is building and we cannot wait to see what we can do during our outdoor season.”

Gustavus was led on day two by the field event performances of Taylor Rooney and Steven Orzolek. Rooney took first in the high jump for the second straight year, while Orzolek took second in the shot put. Here’s how the top Gusties fared in each event:

4 x 200 relay

5. Matthew Montplaisir, Taylor Rooney, Alexander DuMoulin, Wyatt Quiring – 1:30.49


8. Garet Grant – 8:48.09

11. Ben Wicklund – 8:51.63


4. Noah Johnson – 1:22.58


10. Taylor Rooney – 22.82

4 x 400

8. Quiring, Brenna Gustafson, Nick Olfert, Johnson – 3:29.42

Triple jump

4. DuMoulin – 14.00m

Shot put

2. Steven Orzolek – 16.31m

High jump

1. Rooney – 2.04m


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