‘Women’s Track & Field’ Category
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 women’s track and field team competed at the CSB-SJU Invitational Saturday at the Donald McNeely Spectrum. A trio of first place finishes highlighted the day for the Gusties. Sarah Swanson (Sr., Fairbanks, Alaska) won the shot put with a toss of 43-6.5, Lydia Hayes (So., Decorah, Iowa) took the gold in the one-mile at 5:25.46, and the 4x200-meter relay team of Maddison Ackiss (Jr., Fairbanks, Alaska), Jalia Anderson (Fy., Plymouth, Minn.), Kaitlin Bembenek (Sr., Prior Lake, Minn.) and Ashley Elford (So., Red Wing, Minn.) crossed the line in 1:51.45.
The Gustavus women’s track and field team took fourth place out of eight teams at Carleton’s Meet of the Hearts on Saturday. “We looked good overall with a few first place finishes and we have a bit of depth in areas,” Head Coach Dale Bahr said. “This gives us an idea of where we are at against similar competition.”
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.
The Gustavus track and field teams are set to participate in the Ted Nelson Classic, hosted by the Minnesota State University, Mankato, on Saturday at the Myers Fieldhouse. Participating teams include Augustana, Carleton, Concordia, Gustavus, Iowa Central, Mary, Minnesota State, Minot State, Sioux Falls, South Dakota State, Southwest State, St. Cloud State, St. Olaf and UW-La Crosse. Field events begin at 11 a.m. and track events begin at 11:30 a.m.
Gustavus thrower Sarah Swanson (Fairbanks, Alaska) won not once, but twice, with a pair of spectacular performances last weekend at the St. Olaf Invite. The Gustie senior finished first in both her events - the shot put and weight throw - with distances that rank among the top two in the MIAC this season. For her performance, the MIAC sports information directors honored Swanson Wednesday with the MIAC Women's Indoor Field Athlete-of-the-Week award.
Gustavus track and field athletes Sarah Swanson (Sr., Fairbanks, Alaska) and Ed ReMine (Jr., Mantorville, Minn.), and Head Coach Dale Bahr joined the voice of the Golden Gusties Tom Wheeler on Saturday morning for the Gustie Spotlight, which aired on AM 860 KNUJ.
The Gustavus men’s and women’s track and field teams both took second place at the St. Olaf Invite on Friday. The men scored 161 points, while the women tallied 122 points. St. Thomas took first among the women’s teams with a score of 195, while Bethel took first on the men’s side with 186 points.
The Gustavus men’s and women’s track and field teams are set to kick off the indoor season Friday at the St. Olaf Triangular. The meet begins at 4 p.m. in the Tostrud Center and participants include St. Olaf and Bethel.
2015 was another year filled with conference championships, national tournament appearances and spectacular individual performances both on and off the field of play for Gustavus athletics. Here's a look back at numerous highlight events that occurred throughout the year...