April 25, 2012
Minnesota junior Quentin Mege was named the Big Ten Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week for his performance at last weekend’s Iowa Musco Twilight Invitational. Mege picked up a title in hammer throw event to earn him this week’s honor.
The Chelles, France native landed a career best mark of 215-0 (65.54m). His throw also bumps him up to number two on the all-time list and only nine inches behind assistant coach Lynden Reder, who holds the school record with a distance of 215-9 (65.76m). Mege is currently ranked first in the Big Ten and eighth in the country for the event.
This is the first outdoor award for the junior of his career. Minnesota’s Trey Davis was the last Golden Gopher to be named Big Ten Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week this past March.
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.