April 27, 2014
SAN DIEGO (GopherSports.com) -- While the University of Minnesota runners were at the 105th Drake Relays, the Gophers throwers were amid heavy competition at the Triton Invitational on Saturday, hosted by UC-San Diego.
The Gophers were led in the shot put by Mark Jennings and Luke Johnson, both with top 10 finishes. Jennings cleared 17.21 meters (56-05.75 ft.) to finish fifth while Johnson came in seventh at 16.97 meters (55-08.25 ft.).
Minnesota also sent several unattached competitors to the SMU Cardinal Open on Saturday in Winona. The Gophers posted three of the top six finishes in the hammer throw including medalist Gian Ferretti (63.14 meters, 207-02 ft.). Mac Riedy finished third (50.56 meters, 165-10 ft.) while Colton Bender came in sixth (46.59 meters, 152-10 ft.). Bryan Bjerk also finished ninth in the shot put (12.76 meters, 41-10.50 ft.)
Gophers Claim Five Titles at Stanford
Meanwhile, four unattached Gopher freshmen picked up titles at Concordia-St. Paul’s Holst Invitational on Saturday at SeaFoam Stadium in St. Paul.
Harold Headlines Opening Day at Stanford
The Gophers also added three top-10 all-time performances on Friday from Mitch Hechsel, Luke May and Obsa Ali.
Minnesota Heads West for Cardinal Classic
The Cardinal Classic is a two-day meet (Friday-Saturday) set at Cobb Track and Angell Field while the Holst Invitational is scheduled for Saturday at SeaFoam Stadium.