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.
Wieland, Wiebke Earn Academic All-America
A three-time Academic All-American, Wieland represented the Maroon & Gold on the Second Team while Wiebke picked up his first career honor as a Third Team selection.
Mead Wins USATF 10,000 Meters
Mead’s title on Friday snapped Galen Rupp’s streak of eight consecutive USATF 10,000 meter championships.
Incoming Gophers Earn Track & Field Honors
Dawson LaRance was named the Montana Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year and Hunter Lucas was named the North Dakota Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year.