Minnesota Opens with Two Titles in Ames
Zach Siegmeier

Feb. 15, 2014


AMES, Iowa -- The Gophers opened the 2014 Iowa State Classic on Friday afternoon with a pair of individual titles at the nationally renowned meet. 

Zach Siegmeier and Jon Lehman both won their second-straight titles in the pole vault and the weight throw, respectively, after picking up wins two weeks ago in Ames at the Bill Bergan Invitational. 

Siegmeier, who set a new personal record two weeks ago in Ames, matched the feat with a height of 5.35 meters (17-06.50 ft.) on Friday night at the Iowa State Classic. The winning height by the Gophers senior was more than 0.2 meters -- nearly eight inches -- higher than the runner-up. 

Meanwhile, Lehman posted another win in the weight throw for the Gophers, leading the pack with a toss of 22.05 meters (72-04.25 ft.). Lehman, who set a new school record two weeks ago at the Bill Bergan Invitational, dominated the competition with runner-up Justin Baker from Northern Iowa hitting 18.91 meters (62-00.50 ft.).

Minnesota's Justin Barber finished third in the weight throw with a toss of 18.87 meters (61-11.00 ft.). Bradley Johnson finished third in the 600-yard run at 1:11.35.

The Gophers return to action on Saturday in Ames as well as at the Washington Husky Classic in Seattle. 





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