May 4, 2013
SAINT PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota men’s outdoor track and field team wrapped up the weekend on Saturday at the Meet of the Unsaintly at Hamline.
Logan Markuson and Nick Sgarbossa finished tied for second in the pole vault on Saturday, clearing 4.78 meters (15-08.25 ft.). Sgarbossa competed in the meet as an unattached runner. Adam Isakson finished fifth at 4.78 meters (15-08.25 ft.).
Adam Zutz finished third in the 1,500 meter run with a time of 3:58.16 – just short of his personal record of 3:58.00 set earlier this season. Kevin Lachowitzer came in fourth in the 5,000 meter run at 15:03.19 while Josh Thorson and Troy Koivisto finished first and fifthas unattached runners with times of 14:43.25 and 15:22.72, respectively.
Several other student-athletes with ties to the Gopher program posted top-five finishes as unattached competitors on Saturday.
Former Gopher Sean King topped the competition in the 100 meter dash with a time of 10.65 and added a runner-up finish in the 200 meter dash at 22.16. Wally Ellenson took top honors in the high jump, clearing 2.05 meters (6-08.75 ft.) while Nick Bachinski tied for fourth at 2.00 meters (6-06.75 ft.). Austin Salargo and Mitchell Hechsel finished first and second in the 400 meter dash with times of 48.76 and 49.01, respectively.
‘U’ Alum Siegmeier Joins Gophers Staff
A two-time All-American and three-time Big Ten champion, Zach Siegmeier will serve as director of operations for men's track & field and cross country.
Blankenship, Mead Shine in Olympic Finals
Mead and Blankenship recorded the best Olympic finishes by Gophers since Staffan Strand finished sixth in the high jump for Sweden during the 2000 Olympics in Sydney.
Blankenship Punches Ticket to Olympic Final
Ben Blankenship (1,500) and Hassan Mead (5,000) will run in Olympic finals on Saturday night.