Meanwhile, four unattached Gopher freshmen picked up titles at Concordia-St. Paul's Holst Invitational on Saturday at SeaFoam Stadium in St. Paul.
A native of Apple Valley, Minn., Charles clocked a 6.68 to lead all competitors in the prelims and then repeated both the performance and time to take the event title in the finals.
The Gophers throwers added a pair of titles in assistant coach Matt Conly first home event with the Maroon & Gold.
A graduate of Woodbury High School • the 2016 MSHSL Class AA State Champion in the triple jump, runner-up in the long jump and third-place finisher in the 200 meters • contributed 30 of Woodbury’s 34 points at the state meet, leading the Royals to a third-place team finish • his winning triple jump cleared 48-11.25 ft. – a personal record • was the state runner-up in the triple jump as a junior • won a gold medal in the triple jump and a bronze medal in the long jump at the 2014 AAU Junio Olympics coached as a prep by Lane Swansson and Jim Scott.
Son of Rolando and Sandra Roomes • father played professional baseball and was an outfielder for the Cincinnati Reds during the organization’s run to the 1990 World Series.
Gophers Remember Steve Hoag
Hoag was a team captain, an All-American and a Big Ten champion for the Maroon & Gold, competing in cross country and track.
Mead Set for IAAF World Championships
The men's 10,000 meters is scheduled for 3:20 p.m. CT on Friday, Aug. 4 at London Stadium.
Gophers Earn USTFCCCA Academic Honors
Jordan Charles, Ryan Lockard, Shane Streich, Derek Wiebke and Luca Wieland represented Minnesota on the individual honor roll.