Trackstars Ready for Big Weekend

Go Gophers! Harun Abda will compete for the first time this outdoor season.
Go Gophers!
Harun Abda will compete for the first time this outdoor season.
Go Gophers!

April 5, 2012

Stanford Invitational
Date Friday-Saturday, April 6-7, 2012
Time All Day
Location Cobb Track & Angell Field (Palo Alto, CA)
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Hamline Invitational
Date Friday April 6, 2012
Time All Day
Location Klas Center (St. Paul, MN)
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THIS WEEK IN GOPHER TRACK & FIELD…

The Minnesota men’s track and field team will travel to the west coast for the 38th running of the Stanford Invitational.  Action will take place this Friday, in Palo Alto, CA with all of the running events at the Cobb Track & Angell Field starting at 11 a.m. PT, with the 5,000 meter run. Field events are scheduled to begin Saturday morning at 9 a.m. PT with the javelin throw.

A few notable names making the trip to California are Cameron Boy, Quentin Mege, Alex Migit and Kevin Bradley. A full list of entries for this weekend can be found HERE.

STAYING LOCAL

A portion of the squad will stay behind this weekend and compete at the Hamline Invitational in St. Paul on Friday afternoon. Action is set to begin at 10 a.m. CT with the field events.

Hassan Mead, Trey Davis, Dominique Howard and Oladipo Fagbemi will be among the 10 Golden Gophers competing. 

TOP 20 IN NCAA

Micah Hegerle's hammer throw mark of 207-04 (63.20m) currently sits at 11th in the NCAA. Dominique Howard's discus toss of 181-7 (55.34m) at last weekends Texas Relays is the 17th best throw in the country. 

THE GOLDEN GOPHER COACHING STAFF

Steve Plasencia enters his fourth season as the Golden Gophers head men's track & field coach. Plasencia was awarded his fifth consecutive Big Ten Coach of the Year award, adding the 2011 indoor accolade to those from the 2009 and 2010 indoor and outdoor seasons. Plasencia heads an extremely experienced coaching staff that includes assistants Scott Berggren, Paul Thornton, Lynden Reder, Steve White and Roy Griak.

TOP OUTDOOR TIMES/MARKS FOR 2012

100 Meters: Sean King, 10.71
200 Meters: Cameron Boy, 21.62
400 Meters: John Holton, 48.26
1,500 Meters: Matt Volz, 3:51.14
5,000 Meters: Marcus Paulson, 14:43.55
110-Hurdles: Ryan Todhunter, 14.79
400-Hurdles: Alex Migit, 54.62
Steeplechase: Bob Nicolls, 9:12.26
4x100 Relay: Capek, King, Boy, Todhunter, 40.87
4x400 Relay: Capek, Boy, Bradley, Holton, 3:11.53
High Jump: Derek Jerde, 6-8 ¾ (2.05m)
Pole Vault: Jack Szmanda, 16-6 ½ (5.04m)
Long Jump: Oladipo Fagbemi, 23-3 ½ (7.10m)
Shot Put: Trey Davis, 58-0 ¼ (17.86m)
Discus: Dominique Howard, 181-7 (55.34m)
Hammer: Micah Hegerle, 207-4 (63.20m)
Javelin: Paul Hoplin, 184-9 (56.32m)