Rakow, Smith Named MIAC Track & Field Athletes of the Week

Posted on February 14th, 2023 by

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Gustavus track & field student-athletes Ally Rakow (Jr., Bloomington) and Tyler Smith (So., Norwood Young America) earned weekly honors from the MIAC on Tuesday. Rakow was named MIAC Women’s Field Athlete of Week, while Smith earned MIAC Men’s Track Athlete of the Week.

Rakow cleared 5-2.25 to win the high jump at the CSB/SJU Invite on Saturday, marking the best height in the MIAC this season and eighth-highest in school history. Rakow also ran the second leg of the 4×200 relay that took second place at the meet and ranks second in the MIAC this season. Rakow then ran an 8.33 in the 60-meter dash to claim ninth place overall.

Smith raced the 1,200-meter leg of the Distance Medley Relay at the Minnesota State University Massive Meet #1 on Friday, clocking a split of 3:09 which resulted in breaking a 13-year-old school record with a total time of 10:16.00. The time ranks first in the MIAC and 18th in NCAA Division III this season. The next day, Smith took first in the 600-meter at the CSB/SJU Invite with a personal best time of 1:23.47, ranking second in the MIAC and eighth in program history. Smith also ran a 52.41 split in the 4×400 relay which placed second at the meet.

MIAC Release


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