March 16, 2012
The Minnesota Men’s track and field team sent it’s throwers out to San Diego, to take part in the Aztec Invitational. Minnesota will conclude the weekend tomorrow out on the west coast.
The group took three out of the top five in the hammer throw. Micah Hegerle finished second overall with a toss of 207-04 (63.20m). Quentin Mege was third with a mark of 202-08 (61.78) and Jon Lehman was fourth with a throw of 188-0 (57.30m).
‘U’ Alum Siegmeier Joins Gophers Staff
A two-time All-American and three-time Big Ten champion, Zach Siegmeier will serve as director of operations for men's track & field and cross country.
Blankenship, Mead Shine in Olympic Finals
Mead and Blankenship recorded the best Olympic finishes by Gophers since Staffan Strand finished sixth in the high jump for Sweden during the 2000 Olympics in Sydney.
Blankenship Punches Ticket to Olympic Final
Ben Blankenship (1,500) and Hassan Mead (5,000) will run in Olympic finals on Saturday night.