Feb. 10, 2012
Hassan Mead had an incredible evening on the track for the Gophers out west in Seattle, WA this evening. The senior from Minneapolis, Minn., qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championship tonight in the 5,000m, with a time of 13:33.42. Mead’s time is currently the fastest in the country so far this season.
Minnesota also has members of its team competing at the ISU Classic. Sean King qualified for the 60m dash finals tomorrow after running a 6.94 race.
Derek Storkel finished in fourth place for Minnesota in the mile with a time of 4:13.66 and the Gophers picked up another fourth place finish in the Distance Medley relay, after clocking in at 9:57.46. Paul Hilsen, Frank Falzone, Marcus Paulson and Mott Volz all were part of the fourth place team.
Hitting a new personal best mark in the shot put this evening was Logan Hussung at 15.87m (52-1).
‘U’ Alum Siegmeier Joins Gophers Staff
A two-time All-American and three-time Big Ten champion, Zach Siegmeier will serve as director of operations for men's track & field and cross country.
Blankenship, Mead Shine in Olympic Finals
Mead and Blankenship recorded the best Olympic finishes by Gophers since Staffan Strand finished sixth in the high jump for Sweden during the 2000 Olympics in Sydney.
Blankenship Punches Ticket to Olympic Final
Ben Blankenship (1,500) and Hassan Mead (5,000) will run in Olympic finals on Saturday night.