April 21, 2014
MINNEAPOLIS (GopherSports.com) -- The University of Minnesota men's track & field team kicks off one of the busiest weeks of the outdoor season on Monday night with the Tomcat Twilight at O'Shaughnessy Stadium in St. Paul.
St. Thomas hosts the meet with field events starting at 4 p.m. CT and track events following at 4:30 p.m. In addition to the Gophers and Tommies, Minnesota Duluth, St. John's, Macalester, UW-Stout and Northwestern (Minn.) are scheduled to compete.
‘U’ Alum Siegmeier Joins Gophers Staff
A two-time All-American and three-time Big Ten champion, Zach Siegmeier will serve as director of operations for men's track & field and cross country.
Blankenship, Mead Shine in Olympic Finals
Mead and Blankenship recorded the best Olympic finishes by Gophers since Staffan Strand finished sixth in the high jump for Sweden during the 2000 Olympics in Sydney.
Blankenship Punches Ticket to Olympic Final
Ben Blankenship (1,500) and Hassan Mead (5,000) will run in Olympic finals on Saturday night.