Jan. 25, 2013
MINNEAPOLIS -- Luke Johnson took individual honors in the shot put on Friday at the St. Thomas Showcase, besting the competition with a distance of 16.66 meters.
Johnson -- Minnesota's only representative at the meet -- topped his closest opponent by more than two-and-a-half meters on Friday.
The No. 8 Gophers track & field team returns to action on Saturday at the Bill Bergan Invitational in Ames, Iowa.
Blankenship Joins Mead on Olympic Team
A native of Stillwater, Minn., Blankenship took third in the 1,500 meter final at Hayward Field, clocking a 3:36.18.
Mead Punches Olympic Ticket
The Minneapolis, Minn., native ran a 13:35.70 at Hayward Field to earn his first bid to the Olympics.
Blankenship Paces Semis at Olympic Trials
The Stillwater, Minn., native led the field with a time of 3:44.24 in Friday's semifinals.