Minnesota Closes Out ASU Invite

Go Gophers! Marcus Paulson finsihed second in the 5,000-meters at the Arizona State Invitational.
Go Gophers!
Marcus Paulson finsihed second in the 5,000-meters at the Arizona State Invitational.
Go Gophers!

March 25, 2012

Final Results

The Minnesota men’s track and field team competed at the Arizona State Invitational on Saturday. No team score was kept, but the Golden Gophers recorded three second place finishes. Marcus Paulson clocked a time of 14:43.55 in the 5,000-meter, while the 4x100-meter Relay (Jacob Capek, Sean King, Cameron Boy, Ryan Todhunter) ran a 40.87 and the Gophers 4x400-meter Relay (Capek, Boy, Kevin Bradley, John Holton) finished with a time of 3:11.53.

Minnesota would record a total of nine top-five finishes on the afternoon.

Todhunter also picked up a fourth place finish in the 110-meter Hurdles, finishing in 14.79 and Derek Jerde cleared 6-8 ¾ (2.05m) to take fourth in the high jump.

In Minnesota’s first 3,000-meter Steeplechase of the outdoor season, Bob Nicolls and Derek Storkel each finished in the top-five. Nicolls clocked a time of 9:12.26 for a fourth place finish, while Storkel came in at 9:14.95.

The Golden Gophers finished with two more fifth place finishes at the ASU Invite. Oladipo Fagbemi leaped 23-3 ½ (7.10m) in the long jump and Jack Szmanda cleared 16-6 ½ (5.04m) in the pole vault.

Minnesota’s runners will take the next weekend off, but the throwers will compete at the Texas Relays on March 30-31.

Event Winners/Minnesota Finishers

100-meter
1. Ryan Milus, Arizona State 10.21
8. Sean King , MINN 10.71
200-meter
1. Ryan Milus, Arizona State 20.86
10. Cameron Boy, MINN 21.62
13. Sean King, MINN 21.90
14. Jacob Capek, MINN 21.92
400-meter
1. William Henry, Arizona State 46.39
8. John Holton, MINN 48.07
10. Kevin Bradley, MINN 48.28
14. Frank Falzone, MINN 48.99
1,000-meter
1. Matt Lincoln, Unattached 2:21.08
7. Joe McFarland, MINN 2:24.71
1,500-meter
1. Kyle Alcorn, Nike 3:44.79
11. Matt Volz, MINN 3:51.14
12. Sean Olson, MINN 3:51.73
5,000-meters
1. Tibor Vegh, Unattached 14:36.62
2. Marcus Paulson, MINN 14:43.55
6. Eric Truedson, MINN 15:00.46
110-meter Hurdles
1. Ryan Sander, Iowa State 14.51
4. Ryan Todhunter, MINN 14.79
7. Alex Migit, MINN 14.97
10. Jack Szmanda, MINN 15.23
400-meter Hurdles
1. Miles Ukaoma, Nebraska 50.52
9. Alex Migit, MINN 54.62
3,000-meter Steeplechase
1. Justin Tyner, Unattached 8:51.70
4. Bob Nicolls, MINN 9:12.26
5. Derek Storkel, MINN 9:14.95
11. Blayne Dulian, MINN 9:47.04
High Jump
1. Bryan McBride, Arizona State 7-2 ½ (2.20m)
4. Derek Jerde, MINN 6-8 ¾  (2.05m)
7. Danny Schiller, MINN 6-8 ¾ (2.05m)
Pole Vault
1. Derick Hinch, Arizona State 18-0 ½ (5.50m)
5. Jack Szmanda, MINN 16-6 ½ (5.04m)
Long Jump
1. Chris Benard, Arizona State 25-4 ½ (7.73m)
5. Oladipo Fagbemi, MINN 23-3 ½ (7.10m)
12. Sam Kettenhofen, MINN 21-10 ¾ (6.67m)