Tradition of Excellence: Women’s Track & Field Earns Sixth at 2009 NCAA Outdoor, Brown Wins Javelin

Posted on May 13th, 2020 by

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In the absence of sports for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year, Gustavus sports information will provide a series of stories to take a look back at great moments in Golden Gustie athletics history, celebrating its proud tradition of excellence.

May 23, 2009

Women’s Track & Field Finishes Strong on Final Day to Earn Sixth Place at NCAA Championships

By Tim Kennedy, Gustavus Sports Information Director

The Gustavus women’s track and field team used three top-eight results to finish a program-best sixth place with 27 points on the final day of the 2009 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Marietta, Ohio. Wartburg College won the team title with 52 points. Kaelene Lundstrum (Jr., Bird Island) and Sam Broderius (So., Hector) finished second in the high jump and seventh in the shot put, respectively, while the 4×400 meter relay placed eighth.

Kaelene Lundstrum cleared a season-best height of 5 feet, 7 inches on her final attempt to earn second place in the high jump. Ashley Huston of Hardin-Simmons won the event at the same height, but achieved it on her first attempt to win the title. Lundstrum completed the NCAA Championships with All-America status in the heptathlon and the high jump.

Sam Broderius finished seventh in the shot put after posting a mark of 43 feet, 6 inches, while Lisa Brown (Sr., Lake Crystal, Minn.) placed 17th with a distance of 40 feet, 8 3/4 inches. Monique Riddick of Montclair State took first place at 51 feet, 9 inches. Broderius also garnered multiple All-America honors by placing in the top eight of the discus and the shot put.

The 4×400 meter relay team of Danielle Burgmeier (Fy., Plymouth), Abby Karl (So., St. Cloud), Elizabeth Pringle (Sr., Northfield), and Lundstrum finished eighth in the event finals with a time of 3:54.47 to earn All-America recognition.

The Gusties finished the 2009 NCAA Championships with All-America honors in six events, including the javelin, the discus, the shot put, the heptathlon, the high jump, and the 4×400 meter relay, which is the most in program history. The previous record was four earned at the 1998 NCAA Championships in the 100 meters, the shot put, the hammer throw, and the 4×400 meter relay.

May 21, 2009

Lisa Brown Captures National Javelin Title, Kaelene Lundstrom in Second Place After First Day of Heptathlon

By Adele Burk, Gustavus Sports Information Graduate Assistant

Gustavus Adolphus senior Lisa Brown (Lake Crystal, Minn.) won her third national javelin title at the 2009 NCAA Division III Track and Field Championships with a stadium record effort of 158 feet on Thursday afternoon. Brown, who also finished second in 2007, is the second female athlete in NCAA Division III history to win three national javelin championships joining Renee Erickson of Concordia-Moorhead. The NCAA Championships are being hosted by Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio.

After the first day of the heptathlon, Kaelene Lundstrum (Jr., Bird Island) sits in second place with 3,020 points after finishing first in the shot put (41-8 1/2), tying for second in the high jump (5-5 3/4), tying for eighth in the 100-meter hurdles (15.47), and 11th in the 200 meters (26.99). The 2009 MIAC Pentathlon and Heptathlon Champion trails Ashley Huston of Hardin-Simmons by 84 points heading into the final day of competition, which includes the long jump, javelin, and 800 meters, on Friday afternoon.

The 4×400 meter relay finished second in the third preliminary heat with a time of 3:50.65 to qualify for the event finals on Saturday at 3:55 p.m. (CDT). Members of the relay include Danielle Burgmeier (Fy., Plymouth), Abby Karl (So., St. Cloud), Elizabeth Pringle (Sr., Northfield), and Lundstrum.

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Previous “Tradition of Excellence” stories:

1987 Men’s Basketball Wins MIAC Playoffs

1985 Gymnastics Wins Division III National Championship

2009 Men’s Hockey Advances to NCAA Title Game

2015 Volleyball Wins 27 Straight

1971 Men’s Tennis Marks Coach Wilkinson’s First MIAC Title

Harren Captures 2005 NCAA Cross Country Title

1927 Baseball Claims First MIAC Championship

Women’s Hoops Upsets Host, Advances to 2018 NCAA Sweet 16

2005 Men’s Soccer Reaches NCAA Title Match

2009 Softball Makes Run at College World Series

Men’s Golf Wins 2004 National Championship

Women’s Hockey Takes Third at 2017 NCAA Tourney

War Vets Lead Football to 1946 MIAC Title

2007 Women’s Swim & Dive Cruises to MIAC Championship

Hensch Captures Grand Slam of Throws at 2019 MIAC Outdoor

1984 Women’s Soccer Wins First MIAC Title

1990 Men’s Cross Country Qualifies for First NCAA Meet

Women’s Tennis Wins 1990 National Championship

2000 Men’s Swim & Dive Ends St. Olaf Dynasty


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