Hegerle, Mege Earn All-America Honors, Simons Advances in 1,500 Meters
Micah Hegerle

June 6, 2013

Results | NCAA Championship Info

EUGENE, Ore. – The Minnesota men’s outdoor track and field team picked up its first two All-America honors of the season on Thursday as Micah Hegerle and Quentin Mege placed sixth and 12th, respectively, in the hammer throw at the 2013 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Additionally, John Simons advanced to the finals of the 1,500 meters on Saturday.

Hegerle’s sixth-place finish at nationals earned the senior First Team All-America honors while Hegerle’s top throw of 217-00 ft. (66.15 meters) marked a lifetime best for the Gopher as well as the second longest throw in Minnesota outdoor history. Mege, who set the school record earlier this season, posted a top throw of 207-03 ft. (63.18 meters) after battling a broken hand and illness this season to finish as a Second Team All-American.

Meanwhile, Simons clocked a personal record of 3:41.73 in Friday’s 1,500 meter semifinals. The Gopher’s time marked the fifth-fastest 1,500 time in school history and earned Simons a bid to Saturday’s finals – the top five finishers from both semifinals earned automatic bids while the next two fastest times (including Simons) also advanced. Simons’ performance ranked sixth in his heat and topped all competitors in the second preliminary race. Simons is the third Gopher to advance in an individual event this season, joining Harun Abda and Travis Burkstrand – both of whom will race in the 800 meter finals on Friday.

Additionally, the Minnesota 4x400 meter relay team of Abda, Jacob Capek, Goaner Deng and Cameron Boy clocked a 3:06.91 to finish fourth in its semifinal heat and 15th overall on Thursday in Eugene.

Minnesota continues the 2013 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Friday.

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