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).
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.