Jan. 23, 2013
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota men's track & field team maintained its No. 8 ranking in the first regular-season U. S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) poll, released on Tuesday.
The Gophers are coming off a first-place finish at the Jack Johnson Invitational last weekend with the program picking up 11 individual event titles at the home meet.
Minnesota, which was also ranked No. 8 in the USTFCCCA preseason poll, remained in the top 10 in this week's poll and ranked second in the Big Ten behind Indiana at No. 7. Wisconsin came in at No. 10 in this week's poll while Penn State just missed out on a top 10 ranking at No. 12. Arkansas -- last year's NCAA runner-up -- boasts the nation's No. 1 ranking.
Minnesota returns to action next weekend with a pair of meets – the squad will split between the Bill Bergan Classic in Ames, Iowa and the Warren Bolus Open in Menomonie, Wis. Both events are slated for Saturday, Jan. 26.
Border Battle on Deck
The Camp Randall Memorial Sports Centers ("The Shell") hosts this weekend's Border Battle with field events beginning at 11:30 a.m. CT and field events starting at 12 p.m.
Gophers Claim 12 Titles in Opener
The Gophers throwers added a pair of titles in assistant coach Matt Conly first home event with the Maroon & Gold.
Gophers Kick Off Season with Minnesota Open
Field events for the Minnesota Open begin at 11 a.m. CT with running events set to begin at 12:30 p.m.