Gophers Leave Iowa With Three Titles

Go Gophers! Quentin Mege
Go Gophers!
Quentin Mege
Go Gophers!

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.

Musco Twilight

Results

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.

Team Results

100-Meter Dash
1. Justin Austin Iowa 10.47
4. Sean King MINN 10.83
200-Meter Dash
1. Cameron Boy MINN 21.39
7. Sean King MINN 22.16
400-Meter Run
1. Garret Payne Wisconsin 47.89
2. Jacob Capek MINN 48.05
12. Frank Falzone MINN 49.00
1,500-Meter 
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
110-Meter Hurdles
1. Jordan Mullen Iowa 13.90
5. Ryan Todhunter MINN 14.93
7. Alex Migit MINN 15.10
400-Hurdles
1. Ethan Holmes Iowa 51.24
10. Alex Migit MINN 54.82
11. Ryan Todhunter MINN 56.05
4x100 Relay
1. Iowa 40.61
2. Jacob Capek      Sean King 40.82
 Cameron Boy Oladipo Fagbemi
High Jump
1. Jeffery Herron Iowa 6-10 3/4 
6. Danny Schiller MINN 6-6 3/4
7. Brad Parent MINN 6-2 3/4
Long Jump
1. Troy Doris Iowa 23-9
4. Oladipo Fagbemi MINN 22-6 1/2
6. Sam Kenttenhofen MINN 22-0 3/4
Triple Jump
1. Oladipo Fagbemi MINN 49-0 1/4
Discus
1. Chase Madison UN 195-4
6. Dominique Howard  MINN 175-0
6. Mark Jennings MINN 175-0
9. Justin Barber MINN 169-1
Shot Put
1. Danny Block Wisconsin 60-2 1/2
3. Mark Jennings MINN 55-2
Hammer
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

Results

Minnesota finished with runners in the 800 meters. Harun Abda clocked in a season best time of 1:47.20 for a fourth place finish. David Pachuta finished with a time of 1:50.38 for the Golden Gophers.