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 Earn USTFCCCA Academic Merits
Eight Gophers earned individual honors while Minnesota also earned USTFCCCA All-Academic Team honors.
Blankenship Joins Mead on Olympic Team
A native of Stillwater, Minn., Blankenship took third in the 1,500 meter final at Hayward Field, clocking a 3:36.18.
Mead Punches Olympic Ticket
The Minneapolis, Minn., native ran a 13:35.70 at Hayward Field to earn his first bid to the Olympics.