The Tommie women had four top-two places on Friday and trail Gustavus by a 10.5-point margin with 13 events to go in the MIAC Track and Field Championships.
The two-day competition will conclude Saturday afternoon in Winona.
St. Thomas came into the day trailing the Gusties by 19 points after last week’s heptathlon. They have rallied to move into first place on the final day several times in recent seasons.
Felisha Willaert won the discus (138-0), Jenna Lewis won the hammer (158-11) and UST also won the 4x800 in 9:14.90 with Cathy Reeves, Larissa Peyton, Betsy Hupp and Erin Sprangers.
Allie Metzler took second in the 10,000 in an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 37:14.19.
Megan Honan placed third in the hammer (150-5); Amy Maas was fifth in the discus (129-4); Britney Daniel was fifth in the pole vault (10-9); and Julianna Gorder took eighth in the long jump (16-5 1-4).