Jan. 19, 2013
MINNEAPOLIS -- The No. 8 Minnesota men's track & field team picked up two individual event titles on Friday as the Jack Johnson Invitational got underway at the University of Minnesota Fieldhouse. The Gophers currently sit in first place with a team score of 36, ahead of Augustana with 13 and South Dakota with 12.
Minnesota's Sam Kettenhofen cleared a distance of 7.24 meters in the men's long jump on Friday afternoon to finish first overall while Cameron Boy took top honors in the 200-meter dash with a time of 0:21.69.
Also underway at the Jack Johnson Invitational is the heptathlon with Kenny Schofield representing the Gophers squad. With four events in the books, Schofield's day was highlighted by second-place finishes in the shot put (13.14 meters) and the long jump (6.52 meters).
Minnesota returns to action at the Jack Johnson Invitational on Saturday, starting at 10 a.m.
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