The Colorado School of Mines men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams were in action Friday and Saturday at the New Mexico Classic in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Both distance medley relay teams recorded NCAA Division II provisional times in the meet.
The women’s distance relay team of seniors Hannah Schuster and Marie Patton, sophomore Chloe Gustafson, and freshman McKenzie Zeman won the meet and beat second place Western State by 18.5 seconds with a time of 12:14.18 to grab a provisional mark by over six seconds.
The men’s team of senior Russell Drummond, juniors Sean Gildea and Frank Socha, and sophomore Garrett Hoch finished third behind Western State and West Texas A&M. They beat the provisional mark by 1.09 seconds with a time of 10:08.91. In the 5000 m, senior Rick Davey finished fifth with a time of 15:38.09.
In Friday’s field events, juniors Ryan Ewen and Kristina Gallmeyer excelled in weight throw. Gallmeyer recaptured her school record in the weight throw with a toss of 50’3.50″ feet to finish third among Division II throwers in the meet. Ewen beat all Division II throwers and finished sixth overall with a 55’2.00″ throw. In pole vault, freshman Ben Timmer beat all other Division II competitors clearing 15’1.00″ in his win. Junior Seun Ogunmodede tied for fourth in the high jump, clearing 6’6.75″ feet.
On Saturday, the distance teams continued to shine as Schuster finished third in the women’s one mile with a time of 4:59.67 and four Orediggers finished in the top eight in the 3000 m. Hannah Cooling finished third with a time of 10:20.73, Marie Patton fifth with a time of 10:39.02, and Ann Joyce Miller and Jaclyn Henderson with times of 10:52.79 and 11:01.35, respectively, to round out the top eight.