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
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