Gophers Close Out NCAA Championships
John Simons

March 15, 2014


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. ( - John Simons and Zach Siegmeier closed out the 2014 NCAA Men's Indoor Track & Field Championships with noteworthy performances in the 3,000 meters and the pole vault, respectively.

An All-American, Simons finished sixth in the 3,000 meter field on Saturday in a time of 8:14.40. The senior was less than three seconds off the lead of Oklahoma's Edward Cheserek in 8:11.59.

The Big Ten pole vault champion this year, Siegmeier finished 13th in Albuquerque. The senior cleared 5.30 meters (17-04.5 ft.) with Arkansas's Shawn Barber taking the individual title at 5.75 meters (18-10.25 ft.).

Jon Lehman opened the competition for Minnesota with a 10th-place finish in the weight throw on Friday. The school record holder cleared 20.90 meters (68-07 ft.) at the national championships.





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