Feb. 4, 2012
The No. 8 Minnesota men's track and field team had some of its squad resting this weekend. A portion of the team did compete at the Bethel Invitational and the throwers wrapped up a weekend in Nebraska.
Minnesota took the top three spots in the 800m run this afternoon. Marcus Paulson won the race after clocking in at 1:54.96, while Matt Volz was second at 1:55.47 and Paul Hilsen was in the third spot at 1:55.49.
The Gophers also had four top finshers in the pole vault. Zach Siegmeier and Jack Szmanda each were at the top of the group after they both cleared 4.90m (16-0 3/4). Adam Isakson and Logan Markuson were each behind them in after clearing 4.75m (15-7) each.
Frank Falzone also won the 400m dash with a time of 49.25.
Minnesota had two throwers compete in the shot put in day two of the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational.
The Gophers will be back in action next weekend when they travel to the Iowa State Classic in Ames, IA.
Wieland, Wiebke Earn Academic All-America
A three-time Academic All-American, Wieland represented the Maroon & Gold on the Second Team while Wiebke picked up his first career honor as a Third Team selection.
Mead Wins USATF 10,000 Meters
Mead’s title on Friday snapped Galen Rupp’s streak of eight consecutive USATF 10,000 meter championships.
Incoming Gophers Earn Track & Field Honors
Dawson LaRance was named the Montana Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year and Hunter Lucas was named the North Dakota Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year.