March 15, 2013
TEMPE, Ariz. – The Minnesota men’s track and field team opened the 2013 outdoor season with a bang as Quentin Mege set a new school record in the hammer throw to pick up top honors at the 2013 Baldy Castillo Invitational in Tempe, Ariz.
Mege broke his own school record with a winning toss of 67.49 meters (221-05) for the top mark in the nation this season, while Micah Hegerle also set a personal record in third with a throw of 65.58 meters (215-02). Jon Lehman (tied for fourth, 62.41 meters, 204-09) and Justin Barber (seventh, 56.86 meters, 186-06) also set personal records on Friday.
Minnesota also listed a pair of runners in the top 10 of Friday’s 1,500-meter run at the Baldy Castillo Invitational. Blayne Dulian finished fourth at the meet with a time of 3:49.95 while Bob Nicolls followed suit in fifth at 3:49.80.
The Gophers close out the 2013 Baldy Castillo Invitational on Saturday.
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.
Blankenship Paces Semis at Olympic Trials
The Stillwater, Minn., native led the field with a time of 3:44.24 in Friday's semifinals.