Track & Field Hosts First Home Indoor Meet in 17 Years

Posted on January 14th, 2023 by


SAINT PETER, Minn. – The Gustavus track & field program hosted its first home indoor meet since 2006 on Saturday afternoon in the Lund Forum. The meet featured current Gusties, alums, and some of the general student body.

“Our team really enjoyed having this opportunity to compete at home for our indoor season,” Head Coach Aaron Lund said. “It was great seeing so many parents, families, friends and alumni here today, too. The energy was high and the team performed very well.

“A good number of our returners started off their season with marks that matched, or were better than, where they finished last year. This is a really good sign that great things are coming this season. It testament to their desire to succeed, hard work and commitment to this team.”

On the men’s side, Wyatt Quiring (Sr., Fairmont) won the 55-meter in 6.70. Cole Matetich took first in the 55-hurdles at 9.28. Tucker Wallin (Sr., Red Wing) won the 400-meter in 55.65 and the mile in 4:32.92. Mark Rud (Fy., Waconia) claimed first in the 800-meter with a time of 2:05.66. In the fastest student 55-meter race, Jared Hecht, a sophomore on the men’s soccer team, won with a time of 6.87.

In the field events, Danny Bies (So., New Hope) cleared 6-0.75 in the high jump to win the event. Joe Ream and alum Drew Hood both cleared 12-2.75 in the pole vault, tying for first place. Alum Michael Hensch won all three throwing events with marks of 133-6 in the javelin, 46-5.25 in the shot put, and 51-0.75 in the weight throw. Alum Matthew Montplaisir won the long jump with a distance of 20-6.25.

On the women’s side, Birgen Nelson (Sr., Edina) won the 55-meter in 7.27. Danielle Miller (Jr., Waconia) won the 55-hurdles in 8.83. Isabel Fynboh took first in 400-meter at 1:11.54. Evelyn Villalobos (Jr., Crystal) won the mile in 5:38.52.

In the field Ally Rakow (Jr., Bloomington) cleared 5-1 in the high jump for first place. Lakesha Carter threw the javelin 90-9 to win the event. Megan Geraets (So., Mankato) won the long jump with a distance of 17-1.25. Jenna Bunker cleared a height of 8-2.75 to win the pole vault. Annika Poe (Sr., Big Lake) won the shot put with a distance of 44-5.5. Madi Kes (Jr., Jordan) won the triple jump at 37-2.25. And Nicole Nelson (Jr., Canton, S.D.) won the weight throw with a distance of 40-0.5.

Gustavus competes at Macalester next Saturday.


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