Throwers Close Out Weekend
Mark Jennings

April 27, 2014

SMU Cardinal Open Results | Triton Invitational Results

SAN DIEGO ( -- 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.).

All-American Jon Lehman posted an eighth-place finish in the hammer throw competition with a toss of 61.96 meters (203-03 ft.) while Justin Barber came in 13th at 57.69 meters (189-03 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.)





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