Entries tagged with ‘Women’s Track & Field’

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.

Poe Earns All-America, Nelson Qualifies for 100H Finals at NCAA Championships

Annika Poe and Birgen Nelson are no strangers to the national championship meet. In their third outdoor appearance together, the two seniors highlighted the second day of competition for the Gusties in the shot put and 100-hurdles. 

Nelson and Geraets to Open Track & Field Championships Thursday

The Gustavus track & field team is set to compete at the NCAA Outdoor Championships hosted by St. John Fisher University and Visit Rochester at the Polisseni Track and Field Complex in Rochester, N.Y. beginning Thursday. Birgen Nelson and Megan Geraets will open competition for the team Thursday. 

Four Gusties Earn USTFCCCA All-Region Honors

The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced its All-Region honorees on Friday and four Gustavus women were selected to the North Region Team.

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 Named MIAC Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week

Birgen Nelson shattered the NCAA Division III 100-hurdles record in the preliminary round of the Maverick Open with an all-conditions time of 13.32. Nelson clocked a 13.62 in the finals to win the event. Nelson also set new facility and meet records in the 400-hurdles with a time of 1:00.19. That time ranks first in the MIAC and second in Division III this season.

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. 

Nelson Named USTFCCCA North Region Women’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Year

Birgen Nelson added to her list of accomplishments Wednesday, as the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced its 2022-23 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Regional Athletes and Coaches of the Year. Nelson was named the Women's Track Athlete of the Year for the North Region after a record-setting indoor season.

Nelson Named USTFCCCA National Athlete of the Week for Second Time

Birgen Nelson has been selected the USTFCCCA National Athlete of the Week after another record-setting performance at the USATF Indoor Championships in Albuquerque, N.M. last Saturday, and broke another NCAA DIII record. Nelson improved her 60-hurdles time to 8.33 in the semifinals for fourth best in her heat, qualifying her for the finals. Nelson then ran an 8.42 in the finals, taking sixth in the nation. Nelson has now run the top-5 fastest 60-hurdles times in NCAA DIII history. This is the second time this season that Nelson has been named National Athlete of the Week, after previously earning the national honor following her first-record breaking effort. This marks the second time in program history that a Gustavus track & field athlete has received the National honor.