Van Heel, Griswold place first at track and field meet

The St. Thomas men’s and women’s track and field teams competed in the St. Thomas Showcase home meet Friday. Freshman Emily Van Heel took first in the women’s 200-meter dash, while senior Matthew Griswold took first in the men’s 55-meter hurdles.

Athletes from Hamline, Wisconsin-Whitewater, Minnesota State-Moorhead, Wartburg and the University of Minnesota¬†took part in the meet. The men’s next meet is the Snowshoe Open Friday, Feb. 18, at the University of Minnesota. The women will also travel to the University of Minnesota next weekend to¬†compete in the Minnesota Gopher Open Saturday, Feb. 19.