March 26, 2014
MINNEAPOLIS (GopherSports.com) – Senior All-American Zach Siegmeier of the Minnesota men’s track & field team has been named the Big Ten Field Athlete of the Week after opening the outdoor campaign with a win in the pole vault at the Baldy Castillo Invitational.
The Lakewood, Ill., native cleared 5.40 meters on Saturday at Sun Angel Stadium in Tempe, Ariz. The mark stands as the best pole vault in the Big Ten this season and the second best performance in the nation.
Siegmeier is the defending Big Ten champion in both the outdoor and indoor pole vault. This week’s honor is the first career accolade for the senior and Minnesota’s first outdoor field honor since Quentin Mege on March 20, 2013.
The Gophers are off until early April and return to action with the Hamline Invitational and the Stanford Invitational on April 4-5.
'U' Wins Third-Straight Border Battle Dual
The Maroon & Gold outscored the Badgers 87-74 at the meet as Minnesota has now swept the Border Battle every year since the event returned in 2015.
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.