Mitch Hechsel and Nate Roese both clocked personal records in the 800 meters and Obsa Ali added a sixth-place finish in the 3,000 meter steeplechase to qualify for the 2017 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships next month in Eugene, Ore.
Mitch Hechsel and Nate Roese advanced in the 800 meters while Derek Wiebke moved on in the 1,500 meters.
The Maroon & Gold will compete in nine events at the regional while decathlete Luca Wieland has already punched his ticket to the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, June 7-10, in Eugene, Ore.
The 4x400 meter relay competition saw the Gophers squad of Brad Neumann, Jackson Wellenstein, Nate Roese and Mitch Hechsel clock a 3:09.76 for the fastest time in their heat and the second fastest time in the prelims.
Meanwhile, four unattached Gopher freshmen picked up titles at Concordia-St. Paul's Holst Invitational on Saturday at SeaFoam Stadium in St. Paul.
2016 Drake Relays (Day Two)
Harold's Personal Records
2016 | SOPHOMORE SEASON
Indoor: Did not see action. Outdoor: Won the pole vault at 4.80 meters at the Tommie Twilight.
2015 | FRESHMAN SEASON
Indoor: Turned in victories in the pole vault at the Jack Johnson Classic and the Snowshoe Open. Outdoor: Competed in three meets for the Maroon and Gold all in the pole vault at the Baldy Castillo Invitational, the Texas Invitational, and the Drake Alternate.
Business Major. • Hometown: Elm Grove. • High School: Brookfield East. • Son of Karen Pinto and Brian Yeazel. • Has a brother, Mitch, and a sister, Tess. • Favorite sports memory is winning state as a team in 2013. • Honor student in high school. • Coached by Mike Steiner and Matt Horris. • Competed for the Get Vertical Pole Vault Club. • Two time state meet record holder and all-time state record holder in the poll vault.
Lucas Reps 'U' in El Salvador
2/18/2018 - M. Track & Field
A native of Fargo, N.D., Lucas finished 22nd on Saturday, covering the course in 27:08.0.
`U' Claims 10 Event Titles at Snowshoe
2/16/2018 - M. Track & Field
Minnesota heads into championship season with the 2018 Big Ten Indoor Track & Field Championships at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio.
Gophers Host Snowshoe Open on Friday
2/15/2018 - M. Track & Field
The action kicks off with field events at 3 p.m. CT before competition begins on the track at 4:30 p.m. CT.