Wintheiser sets St. Olaf record in the 3K
February 17, 2014
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Grant Wintheiser set a new school record in the 3K as the St. Olaf men's track and field team competed at the Tommie Classic on Friday evening.
Wintheiser crossed the line with a time of 8:23.73, fifteen seconds ahead of the rest of the field. Wintheiser previously held the second fastest St. Olaf time in the event with a 8:32.71 finish in 2012. He broke the thirty year record by almost seven seconds. The previous time was set in 1981 by Dave Peterson (8:30.1). Peterson was a two-time all-american in 1981-82 in the 3000m steeplechase. Wintheiser's finish is currently the eighth best time posted by a NCAA DIII athlete.
Other record book finishes included James McFarlin finishing third in the 200m dash (22.65). McFarlin's finish ranks him fourth on the St. Olaf all-time list. In the 600m dash, Kevin Skrip finished second with a time of 1:22.85. Skrip previously held the St. Olaf all-time sixth best time in the event (1:23.59) and now places third. Aaron Stets won the 400m dash in 49.97 and placing himself fifth in the St. Olaf all-time finishes. In the 5K, Jake Campbell set the third best time in St. Olaf history in the event with a finish of 14:48.75. Campbell's time currently places him 15th in the nation in the event.
The St. Olaf men's track and field team next competes on Friday in the Snowshoe Open at the University of Minnesota.