March 25, 2012
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.
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
|1. Ryan Milus, Arizona State||10.21|
|8. Sean King , MINN||10.71|
|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|
|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. Matt Lincoln, Unattached||2:21.08|
|7. Joe McFarland, MINN||2:24.71|
|1. Kyle Alcorn, Nike||3:44.79|
|11. Matt Volz, MINN||3:51.14|
|12. Sean Olson, MINN||3:51.73|
|1. Tibor Vegh, Unattached||14:36.62|
|2. Marcus Paulson, MINN||14:43.55|
|6. Eric Truedson, MINN||15:00.46|
|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|
|1. Miles Ukaoma, Nebraska||50.52|
|9. Alex Migit, MINN||54.62|
|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|
|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)|
|1. Derick Hinch, Arizona State||18-0 ½ (5.50m)|
|5. Jack Szmanda, MINN||16-6 ½ (5.04m)|
|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)|
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