College track and field: UMD has sunny day in St. Paul
Four Bulldogs won races of 1,500 meters or longer.
ST. PAUL — Though bad weather forced them to cancel their annual Bulldog Open home meet earlier in the week, the Minnesota Duluth men's and women's track teams found warmer climes and some victories in the Holst Invitational at Concordia-St. Paul on Saturday.
Cole Fechner was victorious in the 1,500-meter run in 3 minutes, 58.14 seconds with teammate Christian Leonard close behind in third.
The Bulldogs got second-place finishes from Colton Kostynick in the discus and Mathew Caines in the triple jump and a third from Alex Kulzer in the 400.
Haleigh Reindl crossed the line first in the women's 1,500 (4:41.92) and was matched by Alexandra Robran's win in the 5,000 (18:29.12) and Lauryn Renier's win in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (11:43.15). Mackenzie Hall came in third behind Reindl in the 1,500
Isabelle Brezinka and Savannah Schley finished 2-3 in the 400 and combined with Reindl and Megan Gilles for a winning time of 3:59.60 in the 4x400-meter relay.
St. Scholastica also competed in the event, with Calvin Boone finishing between the UMD runners in second place in the 1,500. Maj-Lis Helmer (Duluth East) took third in the 5,000 in her collegiate debut.
- Wisconsin-Superior's track and field team competed in the Phil Esten Challenge at Wisconsin-La Crosse on Saturday. Michael Butterfield (Greenway) was the top male finisher, with a fourth place in the 5,000 meters, while Nicole Koski led the women's team with an eighth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase.