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.
Mt. Sac Relays
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.