Entries tagged with ‘Featured Track & Field’

Track & Field Garners USTFCCCA Academic Awards

The Gustavus track & field teams recently earned multiple honors from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) following the conclusion of the 2022 outdoor season. Seven Gusties received All-Academic Athlete recognition, while both the men’s and women’s squads were named All-Academic Teams. The Gustie men and women earned All-Academic Team recognition with a 3.22 and 3.51 team GPA, respectively.

Nelson Wins National Championship in 100H, Gustie Women Finish 10th Overall

The Gustavus track & field team concluded their 2022-23 season on the final day of the NCAA DIII Outdoor Championships with a series of impressive performances. Birgen Nelson closed out her Gustavus track & field career as the most decorated track athlete in program history, winning the 100-hurdles and taking second in the 400-hurdles.

Nelson Qualifies for 400H Finals at NCAA Championships

The Gustavus track & field team began competition at the 2023 NCAA Outdoor Championships, led by Birgen Nelson and Megan Geraets. Nelson competed in the 400-hurdles prelims and Geraets the 200-meter prelims to start the weekend. 

Nelson Named MIAC Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year, Lund Coach of the Year

The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) announced its women’s outdoor track & field awards Thursday and it was déjà vu for Birgen Nelson and Head Coach Aaron Lund. For the second straight year, Nelson was named MIAC Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year, while Lund earned his second-straight Women's Coach of the Year Award, as voted on by his peers.

Gustie Women Win Second Straight MIAC Outdoor Championship, Men Finish Eighth

The Gustie track & field teams wrapped up competition at the MIAC Outdoor Championships, with the women finishing first and the men eighth. The Gustie women collected the program's second-ever and second-straight MIAC Outdoor Championship, winning the title last season as well. The women finished with 154.5 points, followed by St. Olaf with 143 and Saint Benedict with 127.5. Saint John's won the men's competition with 216 points, 40 more than the next team.

Nelson Shatters NCAA Record, Gusties Make Most of Maverick Open

The Gustavus track & field team competed at the MSU-Mankato Maverick Open Wednesday, and compiled a handful of record performances.

Beiswanger and Kes Named MIAC Outdoor Field Athletes of the Week

Madi Kes and Josh Beiswanger were named MIAC Outdoor Field Athletes of the Week, the MIAC announced Tuesday afternoon. 

Gustie Impress at Lee Krough Invitational

The Gustavus track & field teams hosted the annual Lee Krough Invitational Sunday, and picked up a handful of impressive performances across the board. 12 different Gustie performances earned a spot in the top-five conference list, while Madi Kes made a dent in the national standings. Gustavus picked up wins in 15 running events and nine field events. 

Poe Named MIAC Women’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week

Annika Poe (Sr., Big Lake) won the shot put at the Bethel Invitational over the weekend with a throw of 13.65 meters (44' 9.5"), a whole two meters better than the rest of the field. Poe's mark is the best in the conference this season and currently ranks 12th in NCAA Division III. For her performance, Poe was named MIAC Women’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week.

Nelson Named MIAC Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week

Birgen Nelson won the 100-meter hurdles at the Duke Invitational in Durham, N.C. on 4/8. Racing against a field of Division I athletes, Nelson won with a time of 13.88, which is currently the fastest in NCAA Division III this season. Nelson competed at Colorado College on 4/4 as well, winning the 100-hurdles in 14.07. Nelson also won the 100-meter in 12.19, which currently ranks first in the MIAC. Nelson finished the meet as a member the winning 4x100 relay team with a time of 48.92, which ranks second in the MIAC.