April 9, 2014
SAINT PAUL, Minn. (GopherSports.com) – In a midweek make-up meet, the University of Minnesota men's track & field team earned nine titles at the Hamline Invitational on Wednesday after the original event was postponed due to poor weather over the weekend.
The Gophers posted wins from Jon Lehman in the hammer throw (59.80 meters, 196-02 ft.), Dominique Howard in the discus (55.14 meters, 180-11 ft.), Emmanuel Onyia in the shot put (17.25 meters, 56-07.25 ft.), Zach Siegmeier in the pole vault (5.05 meters, 16-06.75 ft.), Wally Ellenson in the high jump (2.15 meters, 7-00.50 ft.), Rashawn Fountain in the 400-meter hurdles (54.26), Ben Holcomb in the 110-meter hurdles (14.79), Derek Wiebke in the 1,500-meter run (3:55.19, unattached) and Christian Skaret in the 800-meter run (1.53.70).
Minnesota returns to action this weekend at the Sun Angel Track Classic in Tempe, Ariz., and the Holst Invitational in St. Paul.
Wieland, Wiebke Earn Academic All-America
A three-time Academic All-American, Wieland represented the Maroon & Gold on the Second Team while Wiebke picked up his first career honor as a Third Team selection.
Mead Wins USATF 10,000 Meters
Mead’s title on Friday snapped Galen Rupp’s streak of eight consecutive USATF 10,000 meter championships.
Incoming Gophers Earn Track & Field Honors
Dawson LaRance was named the Montana Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year and Hunter Lucas was named the North Dakota Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year.