April 21, 2012
The Minnesota men’s track and field team closed out the weekend at both the Iowa Musco Twilight and the Mt. Sac Relays. Both meets did not have a team score kept, but the Gophers captured three titles in Iowa.
The highlight of the day came in the hammer throw, where junior Quentin Mege won the event after landing a career best mark of 215-0 (65.54m). His throw also bumps him up to number two on the all-time list and only nine inches behind current throwing coach Lynden Reder , who holds the school record with a distance of 215-9 (65.76m). As of Saturday night Mege’s distance is also ranks first in the Big Ten Conference.
Oladipo Fagbemi added another title to his collection this afternoon in the triple jump. Fagbemi leaped a season best mark of 49-0 ¼ (14.94m) to finish first.
The final first place finish for the Golden Gophers at the Musco Twilight came from Cameron Boy in the 200 meter dash. Boy matched his time from a week ago (21.39) at the Cretzmeyer Track and Field Complex.
|1. Justin Austin||Iowa||10.47|
|4. Sean King||MINN||10.83|
|1. Cameron Boy||MINN||21.39|
|7. Sean King||MINN||22.16|
|1. Garret Payne||Wisconsin||47.89|
|2. Jacob Capek||MINN||48.05|
|12. Frank Falzone||MINN||49.00|
|1. Jeff Thode||Iowa||3:46.65|
|4. Marcus Paulson||MINN||3:48.34|
|5. Sean Olson||MINN||3:48.57|
|8. Matt Volz||MINN||3:52.24|
|5,000 Meter Run|
|1. Mike Van Voorhis||UNA||14:08.40|
|10. Erik Truedson||MINN||15:09.07|
|1. Jordan Mullen||Iowa||13.90|
|5. Ryan Todhunter||MINN||14.93|
|7. Alex Migit||MINN||15.10|
|1. Ethan Holmes||Iowa||51.24|
|10. Alex Migit||MINN||54.82|
|11. Ryan Todhunter||MINN||56.05|
|2. Jacob Capek Sean King||40.82|
|Cameron Boy Oladipo Fagbemi|
|1. Jeffery Herron||Iowa||6-10 3/4|
|6. Danny Schiller||MINN||6-6 3/4|
|7. Brad Parent||MINN||6-2 3/4|
|1. Troy Doris||Iowa||23-9|
|4. Oladipo Fagbemi||MINN||22-6 1/2|
|6. Sam Kenttenhofen||MINN||22-0 3/4|
|1. Oladipo Fagbemi||MINN||49-0 1/4|
|1. Chase Madison||UN||195-4|
|6. Dominique Howard||MINN||175-0|
|6. Mark Jennings||MINN||175-0|
|9. Justin Barber||MINN||169-1|
|1. Danny Block||Wisconsin||60-2 1/2|
|3. Mark Jennings||MINN||55-2|
|1. Quentin Mege||MINN||215-0|
|4. Micah Hegerle||MINN||198-1|
|6. Jon Lehman||MINN||189-3|
|9. Justin Barber||MINN||182-4|
Mt. Sac Relays
‘U’ Alum Siegmeier Joins Gophers Staff
A two-time All-American and three-time Big Ten champion, Zach Siegmeier will serve as director of operations for men's track & field and cross country.
Blankenship, Mead Shine in Olympic Finals
Mead and Blankenship recorded the best Olympic finishes by Gophers since Staffan Strand finished sixth in the high jump for Sweden during the 2000 Olympics in Sydney.
Blankenship Punches Ticket to Olympic Final
Ben Blankenship (1,500) and Hassan Mead (5,000) will run in Olympic finals on Saturday night.