‘Men’s Track & Field’ Category
Gustavus men’s track & field throwing specialist Sam Fischer (Sr., Sauk Centre, Minn.) took 15th place in the weight throw Friday at the NCAA Championships, hosted by Grinnell College. Fischer posted a mark of 16.38 meters (53-9) on his first toss, and could not better his throw in the next two attempts.
Gustavus track & field throwing specialists Sarah Swanson (Sr., Fairbanks, Alaska) and Sam Fischer (Sr., Sauk Centre, Minn.) have qualified for the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships, which takes place Friday and Saturday at Grinnell College’s Bear Athletic Center in Grinnell, Iowa. Swanson will compete in the shot put after winning the MIAC title last week, while Fischer will compete in the weight throw after claiming the conference crown as well.
The Gustavus men’s and women’s track & field teams put a wrap on the indoor season Saturday at the MIAC Championships. Both team placed eighth as the men scored 48 points and the women 48.5 points. St. Thomas won the conference title for both the men and women.
The Gustavus men’s and women’s track & field teams are complete with day one at the MIAC Indoor Championships and both teams boasted finishes that reached the podium, including a sweep in the weight throw. After day one, the women are in ninth place with 21 points, while the men are in seventh place with 33 points.
The Gustavus track & field teams are set to compete at the MIAC Indoor Championships this weekend, hosted by Carleton College in Northfield, Minn. The men’s heptathlon and women’s pentathlon are Thursday and Friday, while the rest of the events are Friday and Saturday. Last season, the Gustie men took ninth place with 36 points, while the women also took ninth with 29.5 points.
The Gustavus men’s track & field team took third out of five teams at the Macalester Kilt Classic on Friday night. The Gusties tallied 96 points, while Hamline took first with 159 points and Bethel took second with 101.
The Gustavus men’s and women’s track & field teams have one final tune-up before next week’s MIAC Indoor Championships as they travel to St. Paul Friday to compete at Macalester’s Kilt Classic. Participating teams include Augsburg, Bethel, Gustavus, Hamline, Macalester and St. Catherine.
The Gustavus men’s track and field team competed at the CSB-SJU Invitational Saturday at the Donald McNeely Spectrum. A pair of first place finishes highlighted the day for the Gusties. The 4x200-meter relay team of Brandon Govan (Fy., San Antonio, Texas), Josh Curtis (Fy., Houston, Texas), Dan Trentacoste (So., Orland Park, Ill.) and Jack Blaney (Fy., Lake Elmo, Minn.) crossed the line first in 1:34.08. Ed Remine (Jr., Mantorville, Minn.) also took home a gold in the 400-meter with a time of 51.61.
The Gustavus men’s track and field team took third place out of seven teams at Carleton’s Meet of the Hearts on Saturday. “The men had a very strong showing again,” Head Coach Dale Bahr said. “We are in mid-season form right now and seeing where everybody is at within the conference. So we’re looking to continue to push these guys through this part of the season. We ran a lot of people in a bunch of different events to see where they fall.”
The Gustavus Adolphus College indoor track and field teams competed in the Ted Nelson Classic held Saturday at Meyers Field House located on the campus of Minnesota State University, Mankato. Against a field comprised of both NCAA Division II and III institutions, four Gusties posted top-five performances.