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Bulldogs leave the Holst invitation with meeting records and podium performances

The University of Minnesota Duluth track and field teams traveled to St. Paul today for the Holst Invitational. The meet was highlighted by two meet records and seven Bulldogs podium performances.

UMD has set competition records for both women and men. Savannah Schley ran a time of 2:13.19 in the 800 meters, surpassing the previous record of 2:13.75. In the men’s 5 km, Austin Anthony ran a record of 14:52.63, beating the previous best time by over 17 seconds. Second place Luke Selman also improved the previous record, setting a personal best with a 15:05.23.

The women’s team achieved two more first places, both from sprinters. Megan Gilles ran the 100m hurdles in 15.27 and Kate Fitzgerald composed a race of 25.45 seconds over the 200 meters.

UMD had another one-two punch, with Jordan Grells 26.04 second 200m sprint right behind him. Grell ended the day with another second-place finish, running the 100-meter race in 12.55 seconds. Fitzgerald also added another podium finish, finishing second in the 400 meters with a personal best of 59.59.

In the women’s 10 km, Eva Anderson finished second overall with a personal best of 37:46.34. Her time ranked fifth in the Northern Sun Collegiate Conference. The Bulldogs’ top-two finishes were completed by Francine Seidel’s 800-meter run Erin Steinmans long jump. Both finished second, Seidel in 2.15.71 and Steinman in 5.10m.

On the men’s side, UMD finished the meet with four first-place finishes. Sam Blomberg ran the 110 meter hurdles in 15.34 seconds, setting a new personal record. At field events Eli Bicek also set a personal best and took first place overall with a hammer throw of 54.58 meters. Jaden Johnsons 1.90m high jump and that of Jackson Weston The duo also took first place with a shot throw of 15.92 meters.

Colton Kostynick had two second place performances, throwing the shot put 15.84m and the discus throw 47.66m. Back on track, Ted Rogers And Brady Johnson had the last two second-place finishes for the Bulldogs. Rogers ran the 400 meters in 51.01 seconds, while Johnson covered the 100 meters in 10.95 seconds.

Here are the Bulldogs who earned additional PRs in St. Paul –

Women’s 10k

Kathryn Wraspir 40:31.15

Women’s 3K Tower

Elisabeth VanLoon 11:53.34

Men’s 1500m

Alex Heidorn 4:05.53

Jordan Gruenes 4:07.46

Women’s 100m

Chloey Evans 12.77

Men’s 100m

Brayden Brakke 11.09

Women’s 200m

Chloey Evans 26.60

Men’s 5k

Nolan Bakken 15:48.11

Zack Anderson 16:09.88

Women’s 5k

Katie McConkey 19:35.65

Men’s hammer

Jackson Weston 48.39m

Connor Kostynick 42.76 m

Men’s discus throw

Noah Mitchell 33.74m

For the complete results of the measurement, click HERE.