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).
Gophers Return to Action at ISU Classic
The Iowa State Classic is the longest running track and field meet hosted by Iowa State University.
Johnson Named USATF Minnesota Athlete of the Month
The senior captain won all three shot put competitions he participated in during the month of January.
Gophers Pace Shot Put at Bethel
True freshman Johnathan Tharaldsen qualified for the USA Track & Field Junior Championship with his personal record on Saturday.