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.
Gophers Claim 12 Titles in Opener
The Gophers throwers added a pair of titles in assistant coach Matt Conly first home event with the Maroon & Gold.
Gophers Kick Off Season with Minnesota Open
Field events for the Minnesota Open begin at 11 a.m. CT with running events set to begin at 12:30 p.m.
Gophers Pace B1G in USTFCCCA Rankings
One of three Big Ten programs in the opening rankings, the Maroon & Gold lead the conference followed by Penn State (20th) and Ohio State (21st).