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).
Edelen Named to USATF Hall of Fame
Leonard "Buddy" Edelen became the first man to run a marathon faster than two hours and 15 minutes in 1963.
New Outdoor Track and Field Facility Approved
The University’s Board of Regents approved a plan during its October meeting to construct a new, competition-level outdoor track and field stadium on the East Bank of campus
Colvin Preparing for Life after Athletics
This past summer, track and cross country student-athlete Eric Colvin interned with former Gopher gymnast Michael Paulus.