Men’s outdoor selection starts weekend with four champions – Minnesota State University

Mankato, Minn. – The Minnesota State men’s outdoor track and field team traveled to the Holst Invitation in St. Paul, while sending the throwing squad to the Dewey Donat Classic hosted by Northern State in South Dakota.

Setting the tone for the Holst Invitation was sophomores Jacob Bennett with a personal best of 4:02.09 in the 1500 meter run to top the podium. Right behind him was his teammate Leif Larsen to come second. The junior also set a personal best of 4:03.42. As a freshman he finished fifth Erek Rosswith a time of 4:13.61, also a personal record.

Junior Ray Ure also took home a championship title in the 3000-meter steep pursuit, with a time of 9:32.69. Junior Adam Bohm ran a 9:43.45 and finished third.

In the 800 meter sprint, freshman Paul Lins came fourth with a time of 1:56.15. Lins also ran the 4x400m relay as the second leg, joined by Bennett, Larsen and Ure, finishing second with a time of 3:29.02.

For the only field event at the Holst Invitation, junior Jed Hansen came first in the pole vault, with a jump of 4.60 m (15′ 1″). Freshman Blake Wakeling jumped 4.45 m (14′ 7.25″) and came second.

At the Dewey Donat Classic, the men’s throwers competed in the discus event. Senior Carter Aguilera threw the farthest in the event with a throw of 54.00 m (177′ 2″). Second place, sophomore Olivier Andersen had a throw of 49.33 m (161″ 10″). Freshman Justin Fretag placed fifth after a throw of 44.10 m (144′ 8″). Also competing and placing was junior Liam Byrne in sixth place, 43.84 m (143′ 10″).

The Mavericks continue competition at the Dewey Donat Classic in Aberdeen, South Dakota tomorrow, April 21st2024.