April 13, 2014
SAINT PAUL, Minn. (GopherSports.com) - The University of Minnesota men's track and field team competed at the fourth annual Holst Invitational on Saturday afternoon hosted by Concordia University.
The Gophers were able to claim four titles on the afternoon while eight other members of the Maroon and Gold finished in the top five of their respective events.
Redshirt reshman Austin Salargo (400 meters, 49.40), sophomore Michael Bolland (800 meters, 1:54.87), freshman Ben Holcomb (110 meter hurdles, 15.73) and junior Danny Schiller (high jump, 6; 6.75") all notched wins for Minnesota.
The Golden Gophers also competed at the 2014 Sun Angel Track Classic in Tempe, Arizona hosted by Arizona State University.
Minnesota had nine top five finishes including four runner-up placements. Freshman Bradley Johnson (800 Meter), sophomore Wally Ellenson (High Jump), junior Dominique Howard (Discus Throw) and senior Jon Lehman (Hammer Throw) all finished second in their respective events.
The lone title from the Sun Angel Track Classic came from sophomore Trevor Yedoni who shined during the men's long jump competition. He ended the event with 23-00.50 total points and brought home the gold for the Maroon and Gold.
Next up the Golden Gophers will travel to Walnut, Calif. for the Mt. SAC Multi-Events April 16 and 17.
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