The Minnesota State University- Mankato men and women’s track and field teams competed in two separate events over the past weekend. The men were involved in the Herschel Niel Decathlon that saw a first-place finish, while the women were in the Ashley Nally Heptathlon.
On the men’s side, they were in action on Friday and Saturday in Marryville, MO at Northwest Missouri State University. Sophomore Jack Curtis highlighted the event for the MSU men as he accumulated 6341 points and finished first place (6’9”) in the high jump.
Another Maverick that placed in the decathlon was sophomore Calvin Buesgens, whose 5650 points and top throw in the javelin of 149’5” was good enough to give him a fourth-place finish. Sophomore Joe Williams also earned fifth place honors as he had 5317 points on the day.
The Mavericks women also hit up Northwest Missouri State on Friday and Saturday for the Ashley Nally Heptathlon. Sophomore Carolyn Hackel was the highest placing Mav as she placed fifth with 4133 points and the top time in the 100-meter hurdle (14.71). Freshman Dallas Weiss placed sixth with her top shot-put throw of 37” and 3948 points. Sophomore Sola Stephenson and sophomore Jessika Dieringer placed eighth and ninth with their respective scores of 3883 and 3873.
The men and women will be back in action this weekend in split invites as some will be at the Hamline Invitational in Minneapolis and the rest will be heading to Marshall for the SMSU Mustang Open on Friday and Saturday.