Men’s Track & Field Performs Well at Lee Krough Invite

Posted on April 10th, 2021 by


SAINT PETER, Minn. – The Gustavus men’s track & field team hosted the Lee Krough Invitational on Saturday for its first home outdoor meet since 2019. The meet included Crown, Martin Luther, St. Scholastica, Saint Mary’s, and Concordia-St. Paul in a non-scored event.

“It was so great hosting my first meet as a member of the Gustavus track and field family,” Head Coach Aaron Lund said. “We have the best officials, coaching staff, grounds crew, timing company, event staff, and team to put on a first class experience. It was really special to be able to give our team this moment and they definitely had a lot of fun today!”

Wyatt Quiring (Jr., Fairmont) gave the Gusties a win in the 400-meter with a time of 50.10. Taylor Rooney (Sr., Andover) ran the 110-hurdles unopposed and clocked a time of 14.27. Grant Baker (Fy., South St. Paul) also ran the 400-hurdles uncontested and posted a time of 1:04.02.

Seth Zeitchick (So., St. Paul) had a strong performance in the 200-meter with a second place time of 22.98. Jack Marble (So., Eden Prairie) and Tucker Wallin (So., Red Wing) placed second and third, respectively, in the 800-meter with times of 2:01.90 and 2:02.94. Nathan Scruggs (Sr., Mankato) took second in the 3000-meter steeplechase at 10:14.95. The 4×100 relay team of Zeitchick, Rooney, Xander DuMoulin (Jr., Shorewood), and Quiring placed second at 42.20. And the 4×400 relay team of Trigg Capistrant-Kinney (So., Minnetrista), Marcus Hansen (Fy., St. Paul), Wallin, and Alec Fette (So., Mankato) took second with a finish of 3:38.65.

In the field events, Rooney won the high jump with a height of 6-6.75. DuMoulin won the triple jump with a distance of 42-11.5 and placed second in the long jump with a mark of 21-0.5. Steven Orzolek (Jr., Darwin) launched the shot put 51-6.5 to win the event and took second in the hammer throw at 162-5. And Ben Urbaniak (Fy., Anoka) cleared 12-7.5 in the pole vault to take second.

“The women’s 1500-meter crew put down some great performances today and it was fun to see,” Lund said. “Rachel and Luke established new personal bests in javelin, Doris and Ben had big-time personal bests in pole vault, and Taylor Rooney set a new stadium and meet record in the 110-hurdles. Altogether, it was fun to see our team give their best effort at a home competition, be supportive of teammates, and stay positive and focused throughout a difficult season.”

The Gusties will compete as a split squad next Saturday at Carleton and UW-La Crosse.


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