March 14, 2014
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (GopherSports.com) – Jon Lehman kicked off the 2014 NCAA Men's Indoor Track & Field Championships for the Minnesota men’s indoor track & field program with a 10th-place showing in the weight throw.
The Gopher captain cleared 20.90 meters (68-07 ft.) for the day as the first of three Gophers competing at the NCAA championships this weekend.
Lehman closed out his indoor career with an impressive performance for the 2014 season. A native of Coon Rapids, Minn., Lehman set the school record in the weight throw earlier this year at the Snowshoe Open with his throw of 22.98 meters (75-05 ft.).
The senior captain for the Gophers has four individual wins this season - the Snowshoe Open, the Bill Bergan Invitational, the Iowa State Classic and the Northwest Open.
The Second Team All-Big Ten honoree finished second in the weight throw at the conference meet earlier this month with a toss of 22.68 meters (74-05 ft.) and will compete at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships this weekend in Albuquerque, N.M.
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Ali finished 52nd overall in the men's U20 race, clocking a time of 26:14 for the eight-kilometer race at the Kololo Independence Grounds.
Plasencia, Ali Set for World XC Championships
Plasencia and Ali are the latest runners with ties to the University of Minnesota to represent the United States in the last year.
Lockard Leads Gophers in Outdoor Opener
The University of Minnesota men’s track & field program kicked off the outdoor season with nine top-10 finishes at the Baldy Castillo Invitational.