Men's Track and Field Roster

Jackson Miest

Year Fy.
Hometown Saint James, Minn.
High School Saint James

Year at Gustavus: Freshman
What events are you in? Are you in both cross country and track and field?: I'd like to run the 800m, 1500m, and the 3000m. I am in both cross country and track.
Where did you go to high school?: Saint James High School
Where is your hometown?: Saint James, MN
Tell me about your family (siblings, are any of your family members current/previous Gusties?): Mackinzee Miest is my sister. She is a Junior distance runner this year in both Track and Cross Country.
Tell me about your experiences so far at Gustavus: I've really enjoyed the team aspect of cross country and track so far. Coming into college on a team is great because you immediately have a group of friends and all the guys are really great and friendly.
What volunteering or community service have you done in and/or out of college?: In high school I was in multiple volunteer groups such as: National Honor Society, Youth Council, Student Council, and 4-H.
What other extracurricular activities, clubs, or organizations are you a part of?: N/A; I'm just a part of cross country and track.
Have you been a part of any movements that work for social justice or change? What are you passionate about?: I believe that equality is one of today's largest issues. Everyone should be treated equally and have equal opportunities and responsibilities.
Newspaper: If you would like press releases involving you sent to any hometown newspapers, please list them here: Saint James Plaindealer
Tell me about any high school athletic and academic achievements or awards that you have earned: For Cross Country, we had a podium finish 2 out of our 3 years that we participated in the state meet. We were section champs 2 years and conference champs 3 years. I got an honorable mention my sophomore and junior year, and all-conference my senior year. I also got some sort of academic state award for the years we went to the state cross country meet.
For Track, I got an all section academic award junior and senior year along with being 4x8 conference champs both junior and senior year.
Why did you choose Gustavus?: It seemed like a good fit. The team was very welcoming and it just felt like home.
In your opinion what makes the Gustavus cross country/track and field programs different from other colleges?: It's a more personalized program. The team is like a family and you can tell the coaches and everyone really cares about you.