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Result: 5th of 11 teams

Men's Track and Field at MIAC Outdoor Championships

Friday, May 10th, 2019 – 2:00 p.m. (Fri.) / 2:00 p.m. (Sat.) at St. Paul, Minn. - O'Shaughnessy Stadium

Mueller sets new 5K record as Knights take 5th at MIAC Outdoor Championships

By Oliver Wolyniec '19
Lucas Mueller
Lucas Mueller
Photo: Nathan Klok

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Just a day after repeating as conference champion in the 10,000-meter run, Lucas Mueller (So./St. Paul, Minn./Nova Classical Academy) broke the MIAC Championships 5000-meter run record en route to victory in the event on day two of the 2019 MIAC Outdoor Championships. The previous record had remained untouched for nearly 40 years.

Carleton finished in fifth place out of 11 teams in the meet with 89 points. St. Thomas (212.50 points) won the title for the eighth consecutive year. Saint John’s (131), Gustavus Adolphus (98), and Bethel (94) rounded out the rest of the top five.

Mueller crossed the finish line in a personal-best time of 14:22.67, which bested the previous conference meet record of 14:24.75 set by St. Olaf’s Mike Palmquist in 1980. Mueller jumped to eighth on the national performance list. With the result, the sophomore also handed his Knights 10 team points.

Tris Dodge (Sr./Oakland, Calif./College Prep) also excelled in the 5000-meter run, finishing in second place with a time of 14:52.47 to earn All-MIAC recognition. His finish was good for eight team points. As in the 10,000-meter run, Mueller and Dodge went 1-2 in the 5000-meter run for the second year in a row.

Matthew Wilkinson (So./Minnetonka, Minn.) also made an impressive showing with two All-MIAC performances. He won the 3000-meter steeplechase with a time of 9:15.35 after taking second in the event at the 2018 Championships. The sophomore currently owns the ninth-fastest steeplechase time in all of Division III (9:06.82).

Wilkinson nearly tacked on another victory in the 1500-meter run, but he settled for a runner-up result with a time of 4:07.85, handing the Knights eight more points.

Joey Cook-Gallardo (Jr./Moscow, Idaho) earned fourth place and All-MIAC Honorable Mention accolades in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:55.95.

In the triple jump, Peter Keel (Jr./Roseville, Minn.) notched his second All-MIAC Honorable Mention performance of this year’s conference meet with a fourth-place finish. His mark of 13.67 meters gave Carleton five team points.

Ben Santos (Fy./Boulder, Colo.) competed with Wilkinson in the 3000-meter steeplechase and took fourth place with a personal-best time of 9:38.67, good for an Honorable Mention nod.

The javelin throw saw Peter Hagstrom (Jr./Shakopee, Minn.) and Christian Zaytoun (Sr./Raleigh, N.C./Woodberry Forest) finish in sixth and seventh, respectively, with tosses of 51.57 and 50.79 meters. Hagstrom’s new PR earned Carleton three points and Zaytoun two for their efforts.

Bryan Richter (Jr./Des Moines, Iowa/Lincoln) took fifth place in the 100-meter dash with a new PR time of 10.91 seconds, good for four points. In the 200-meter dash, Ben Schwartz (Jr./Mankato, Minn./Mankato East) earned eighth place.

Two relay teams got on the scoreboard for the Knights. Richter, Nick Brusilow (So./Grosse Pointe, Mich./Liggett), Zach Kulstad (So./Savage, Minn./Prior Lake), and Cook-Gallardo finished in fifth place in the 4x400-meter relay with a time of 3:20.61, earning All-MIAC honorable mention.

In the 4x100-meter relay, Liam Sullivan (Jr./Chicago, Ill./St. Ignatius), Richter, Vincent Gu (Fy./Englewood, Colo./Cherry Creek), and Kulstad took 8th place in 43.64 seconds (1 point).

Team members will have one last chance to improve their spot on the national performance lists as the Knights may take a select group to the Last Chance Qualifier on Thursday, May 16 in La Crosse, Wis. The field for the 2019 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships will be announced via on May 18.


10,000-Meter Run
1. Lucas Mueller — 30:40.45
2. Tris Dodge — 31:30.47

3000-Meter Steeplechase
1. Matthew Wilkinson — 9:15.35

1500-Meter Run
2. Matthew Wilkinson — 4:07.85

5000-Meter Run
1. Lucas Mueller — 14:22.67 (new PR, MIAC Championships record)
2. Tris Dodge — 14:52.47


Long Jump
6. Peter Keel — 6.69 meters (new PR)

Javelin Throw
6. Peter Hagstrom — 51.57 meters (new PR)

Triple Jump
4. Peter Keel — 13.67 meters

3000-Meter Steeplechase
4. Ben Santos — 9:38.67 (new PR)

100-Meter Dash
5. Bryan Richter — 10.91 (new PR)

800-Meter Run
4. Joey Cook-Gallardo — 1:55.95

4x400-Meter Relay
4. Carleton (Bryan Richter, Nick Brusilow, Zach Kulstad, Joey Cook-Gallardo) — 3:20.61 (season best)