March 16, 2013
TEMPE, Ariz. – The Minnesota men’s track and field team will return to Minneapolis with four individual titles following its outdoor season opener at the Baldy Castillo Invitational.
Zach Siegmeier set a new personal record with his winning performance in the pole vault. The Gopher successfully cleared 5.30 meters (17-04 1/2 ft.) to pick up individual honors and improve his slot in the school outdoor record books to a tie for fifth with teammate Jack Szmanda. Szmanda finished fourth at the Baldy Castillo Invitational on Saturday with a height of 5.20 meters (17-00 3/4 ft.).
Alex Brend paced the competition in the 800-meter run with a top-time of 1:51.88 while Oladipo Fagbemi bested teammate Sam Kettenhofen in the long jump for a 1-2 finish for Minnesota. Fagbemi cleared 7.21 meters (23-08 ft.) for top honors in Tempe while Kettenhofen followed closely in second at 7.20 meters (23-07 1/2 ft.).
Minnesota’s fourth individual title came on Friday as Quentin Mege bested his own school record in the hammer throw and posted the top throw in the nation this year at 67.49 meters (221-05 ft.)
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