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The Gustavus women's track and field team will take participate in the MIAC Outdoor Championships this Friday and Saturday at Carleton College. The Gusties finished second at the outdoor meet a year ago and placed second at the indoor championships in March. Coach Tom Thorkelson's squad will attempt to use its talent and depth to sneak past St. Thomas into the top spot this year. The meet begins at 2:00 pm on Friday and then on Saturday, events begin at 1:00 pm.
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.
Gustavus junior Kaelene Lundstrum captured first place in the heptathlon at the MIAC Multi-Event Championships which were held at Carleton College on Thursday and Friday. Lundstrum tallied a total of 4,550 points to defeat defending heptathlon champion Leah Kay of Concordia by 61 points. Lundstrum's total is the third highest in Division III this season and provisionally qualifies her for the NCAA Outdoor Championships.
Kaelene Lundstrum In First Place After First Day Of MIAC Heptathlon, Janey Helland And Laura Secor In Top Five
Gustavus junior Kaelene Lundstrum scored 2,885 points to stand in first place after the first day of the MIAC Heptathlon which is being held at Carleton College in Northfield. Lundstrum leads Leah Kay of Concordia by 189 points. Sophomores Janey Helland and Laura Secor finished in third place with 2,259 points and fifth place with 2,184 points, respectively.
The Gustavus Adolphus women's outdoor track and field team hosted the Drake Alternative Outdoor Meet Saturday in St. Peter, winning 10 events. Top Gustie performers of the meet included double event winners Janey Helland (So., Mapleton, Minn.) in the 400 hurdles and the long jump and Sam Broderius (So., Hector, Minn.) in the shot put and the discus. No team scores were kept during the meet.
Gustavus senior Lisa Brown (Lake Crystal, Minn.) finished third in the javelin at the prestigious Drake Relays with a NCAA automatic distance of 161 feet. Brown, whose mark is the second-best throw in Division III so far this outdoor season, was the only non-Division I competitor to finish in the top ten. Kara Patterson of Purdue won the event with a throw of 177 feet, 9 inches.
Five track and field athletes will represent Gustavus at the prestigious Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa on Friday. Senior Lisa Brown (Lake Crystal, Minn.) is the lone Division III competitor entered in the javelin, which will take place at 2 p.m. on Friday. Last year, Brown finished seventh with a mark of 156-6. Senior Tyler Geyen (Watertown, Minn.) will compete in the 110-meter hurdles preliminaries at 11:35 a.m. with the final taking place on Saturday at 3:49 p.m.
Gustavus Adolphus sophomore field athlete Sam Broderius (Hector, Minn./Buffalo Lake-Hector) was named the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Women's Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week for the week ending April 20, 2009. Broderius finished first and provisionally qualified for the NCAA meet in both the shot put and the discus throw at the Manitou Classic hosted by St. Olaf on Saturday.
The Gustavus women's track and field team posted three first-place finishes in track events and five first-place finishes in field events at the Manitou Relays hosted by St. Olaf on Northfield on Saturday. Sam Broderius (So., Hector, Minn.) was a double event winner as she won the discus and the shot put with NCAA provisional marks of 144-8 and 45-3 3/4, respectively. No team scores were kept during the competition.