Gophers Set For a Full Weekend of Action

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Micah Hegerle
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April 18, 2012

Mt. Sac Relays
Date Thursday, April 19-Saturday, April 21, 2012
Time All Day
Location Hilmer Lodge Stadium (Walnut, CA)
Schedule Full Schedule
Heat Sheets Click Here
Live Stats Click Here
Statistics 2012 Performance List | Top 10 List
Iowa Musco Twilight
Date Saturday April 21, 2012
Time 1:30 p.m. CST
Location Cretzmeyer Track and Field Complex (Iowa City, IA.)
Schedule Full Schedule of Events
Heat Sheets TBA
Live Stats TBA
Statistics 2012 Performance List | Top 10 List

The University of Minnesota men’s track and field team hits the road again this weekend at two different locations. Half of the squad will head south for the Iowa Musco Twilight (Saturday) in Iowa City, while others will head back to California for the Mt. Sac Relays (Thursday-Saturday).

GOPHERS AT IOWA MUSCO

Justin Barber, Cameron Boy, Jacob Capek, Oladipo Fagbemi, Frank Falzone, Micah Hegerle, Dominique Howard, Mark Jennings, Derek Jerde, Sam Kettenhofen, Sean King, Jon Lehman, Jake Malm, Quentin Mege, Alex Migit, Sean Olson, Brad Parent, Marcus Paulson, Danny Schiller, Zach Siegmeier, Ryan Todhunter, Erik Truedson and Matt Volz.

GOLDEN GOPHERS AT MT. SAC

Harun Abda, Kevin Bradley, Travis Burkstrand, Trey Davis, John Holton, Nick Hutton, Joe McFarland, Bob Nicolls, David Pachuta, John Simons and Derek Storkel.

THE VENUE OUT WEST

Hilmer Lodge Stadium will once again be the host of this year’s Mt. Sac Relays. The stadium can hold 13,500 people and has hosted 20 world records and two Olympic Trials.

ATOP THE B1G FOR HEGERLE

Micah Hegerle currently ranks first in the Big Ten Conference in the hammer throw. Hegerle’s mark of 207-4 (63.20m) was set at the Aztec Invitational last month. 

GOPHERS IN THE B1G RANKINGS

Minnesota have athletes rankend in the top 10 of 12 events so far this season. Below is a list of those studen-athletes and their respective event. 

Name Event Time/Mark B1G Rank
Sean King 100m Dash 10.53 5
David Pachuta 800m 1:48.45 3
Harun Abda 800m 1:48.87 5
Pieter Gagnon 5,000m 14:00.75 7
Derek Storkel 3,000m Steeplechase 9:01.75 5
Capek, King
Boy, Todhunter 
4x100m Relay 40.87 7
Capek, Boy
Bradley, Holton 
4x400m Relay 3:09.08 5
Jack Szmanda Pole Vault 16-8 3/4 (5.10m) 5
Oladipo Fagbemi Triple Jump 48-11 3/4 (14.93m) 9
Trey Davis Shot Put 58-1/4 (17.68m) 7
Dominique Howard Discus 181-7 (55.34m) 6
Trey Davis Discus 177-2 (54.01m) 7
Micah Hegerle Hammer 207-4 (63.20m) 1
Quentin Mege Hammer 205-9 (62.72m) 4
Paul Hoplin Javelin 184-9 (56.32m) 10

NEXT WEEKEND

Next week the Golden Gophers will take part in the 103rd edition of the Drake Relays from April 25-28, 2012. Action takes place on the campus of Drake University in Des Moines, IA.

THE GOLDEN GOPHER COACHING STAFF

Steve Plasencia enters his fourth season as the Golden Gophers head men's track & field coach. Plasencia was 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 BerggrenPaul ThorntonLynden RederSteve White and Roy Griak.