Abda and Pachuta Set New Records as Gophers Win Jack Johnson Classic
Harun Abda set the new Jack Johnson and UM Fieldhouse record in the 600m with a time of 1:16.38.

Jan. 21, 2012

Final Results

Harun Abda and David Pachuta each set new UM Fieldhouse records to help guide the No. 15 Minnesota men's track/field team to a Jack Johnson Classic title this afternoon. The Gophers finished the two-day classic with 202 team points.

Abda set a new records in both the Jack Johnson and Fieldhouse, for the 600m after clocking in at 1:16.38. The previous time was set back in 1994 by Norris Williams, who ran it in 1:17.55.

Pachuta also broke the Jack Johnson and UM Fieldhouse record with a time of 1:49.90 in the 800m. The previous Jack Johnson record was set last season by current Gopher Nick Hutton, who ran a 1:51.04. The Fieldhouse record was 1:50.18 and was set in 2010 by Wisconsin's Zach Mellon, who finished at 1:50.18.

Minnesota finished one-two in the 400m with Kevin Bradley and Jacob Capek. Bradley clocked in at 48.38 for the overall title and Capek finished in 48.78.

The 4x400 meter relay team of Jacob Capek, John Holtn, Pachuta and Kevin Bradley brought home a first place finish with a time of 3:15.30 and Logan Markuson (4,847) along with Macauley Spandl(4,737) took second and third in the heptathlon.

Minnesota also picked up three more titles in the field events. Trey Davis (shot put), Micah Hegerle (weight throw) and Oladipo Fagbemi (triple jump) all won titles for the Maroon and Gold. Davis launched the shot 17.64m (57-10 ½), Hegerle picked up a title in the weight throw with a toss of 20.36m (66-9 ¾) and Fagbemi won the triple jump with a leap of 15.03m (49-3 ¾).

Other field event placements for the Gophers were Sam Kettenhofen in the long jump with a distance of 7.21m (23-8), which was good for second place. Jon Lehman took second in the weight throw with a distance of 18.43m (60-5 ¾) and Mark Jennings finished third in the weight throw with a mark of 16.96m (55-7 ¾)

Senior Hassan Mead won a title in the 3,000m in his first race of the indoor season. Mead finished with a time of 8:03.84 and teammate Drew Paradis came in at 8:33.98 for fifth overall.

Minnesota had three athletes place in the top five in the mile run. Bob Nicolls finished third after clocking in at 4:09.03. Paul Hilsen was fourth at 4:09.50 and Marcus Paulson rounded out the top five at 4:09.87.

Looking forward to next weekend the Gophers will spread out a little bit. Some will travel to the Bill Bergen Classic in Ames, IA. Others will be at the Warren Bowlus Open in Menominee, Wis. And the St. Olaf Open in Northfield, Minn.

Other top finishers

60m dash: Sean King fourth place 6.93

60m Hurdles: Ryan Todhunter third place 8.16

High Jump: Danny Schiller fifth 2.05m (6-8 ¾)

Pole Vault:  Jack Szmanda and Zach Siegmeier tied for third 5.00m (16-4 ¾)

Note: The Jack Johnson Classic pole vault record was broken today by Derek Miles with a height of 5.52m (18-1 ¼)

Final Team Scores

1) Minnesota 202
2) Northern Iowa 94
3) North Dakota State 79
4) South Dakota State 64
5) South Dakota 59
6) Minn State Moorhead 32
7) Manitoba 17
8) Augustana (SD) 16
8) St. Thomas 16
8) St. Cloud State 16


 

 

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