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Gustavus Adolphus junior Kaelene Lundstrum (Bird Island, Minn./BOLD) was named the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Women's Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week for the week ending May 3, 2009. Lundstrum captured first place in the MIAC Heptathlon with a seven event point total of 4,550 points. The score was an NCAA provisional qualifying mark and ranks fifth among Division III competitors.
The Gustavus women's track and field team turned in strong results at Meet of the UnSaintly hosted by Hamline University on Saturday. Lisa Brown (Sr., Lake Crystal, Minn.) recorded two NCAA provisional marks after winning the javelin (44.06 meters) and finishing third in the shot put (12.9 meters). Sam Broderius (So., Hector, Minn.) took first place in the shot put and sixth place in the discus with NCAA provisional distances of 13.51 meters and 44.53 meters, respectively.
The Gustavus men's track and field team turned in eight top five finishes at the Meet of the UnSaintly hosted by Hamline University on Saturday. Tyler Geyen (Sr., Watertown, Minn.) set a new school record in the 100-meter hurdles with a NCAA provisional time of 14.49 for first place. The strongest event showing was in the javelin throw where four Gusties placed in the top five led by Chad Arlt (Sr., St. Michael, Minn.), who won with the distance of 53.87 meters. No team scores were kept at the meet.
The Gustavus baseball team saw its season come to an end after dropping a pair of games to St. Thomas by the scores of 5-2 and 11-2 in St. Paul on Saturday afternoon. The Gusties hit the Tommie pitching, but were unable to string together consecutive hits to score runs. However, St. Thomas had a big inning in each game of the doubleheader to earn the wins. Gustavus finished the season at 17-21 overall and 9-11 in the MIAC, while the Tommies moved to 27-9 overall and 15-5 in the conference standings.
The tenth-ranked Gustavus men's tennis team earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament after claiming the MIAC Playoff Championship on Saturday at the Brown Outdoor Tennis Courts in St. Peter. The Gusties, who improved to 25-8, defeated St. Olaf 8-1 after defeating St. Thomas 9-0 in the semifinal round. The NCAA Tournament field will be announced on Monday afternoon.
The Gustavus women's tennis team won its third consecutive MIAC Playoff Tournament title on Saturday with a 9-0 semifinal win over St. Benedict and then an 8-1 Championship victory over St. Olaf. With the tournament title, the Gusties receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. This will be the 22nd consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance for the Gusties.
Sophomore Carl Stenoien finished ninth in the decathlon at the MIAC Multi-Event Championships which were held at Carleton College on Thursday and Friday. Stenoien tallied a total of 5,290 points with his best result coming in the pole vault as he tied for third at a height of 12-8 3/4. Brayden Wagner of Saint John's won the event with a total of 6,435 points.
Gustavus Adolphus College plays host this weekend as the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference crowns a tournament champion in men's tennis. The host Gusties captured their 21st consecutive league title and earned the top seed in this weekend's tournament by going 9-0 in league play. The winner of this weekend's tournament receives the MIAC's automatic bid to the field of 41 teams for the 2009 NCAA Division III Men's Tennis Championships.
The fourth-seed St. Olaf Oles and the sixth-seed St. Thomas Tommies advanced to the semifinal round of the MIAC Men's Tennis Playoffs on Friday at the Swanson Tennis Center in St. Peter. The Oles defeated the fifth-seed Saint John's Johnnies 7-2, while the Tommies upset the third-seed Bethel Royals 5-4.
The third-seed St. Olaf Oles and the fourth-seed St. Ben's Blazers advanced to the semifinal round of the MIAC Women's Tennis Tournament on Friday at the Brown Outdoor Complex in St. Peter. The Oles defeated the sixth-seed Concordia Cobbers 8-1, while the Blazers defeated fifth-seed St. Thomas 5-4.