May 16, 2013
MINNEAPOLIS - The NCAA and the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced today the participants for the 2013 NCAA Division I Men's Outdoor Track and Field Preliminary Championships with a large contingency from the Minnesota men's outdoor track and field team set to compete at the meet in 13 different events.
The Gophers contingency will head to the West region preliminary meet in Austin, Texas (University of Texas) with competition set for May 23-25. Qualifiers from the west regional will compete at the 2013 NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championships held June 5-8 in Eugene, Ore.
Minnesota NCAA Prelims Roster
Harun Abda - 800 meters, 4x400 meter relay
Justin Barber - Discus
Cameron Boy - 200 meters, 4x400 meter relay
Kevin Bradely - 4x400 meter relay
Alex Brend - 1,500 meter run
Travis Burkstrand - 800 meters
Jacob Capek - 400 meters, 4x400 meter relay
Logan Connors - Javelin
Goaner Deng - 4x400 meter relay
Wally Ellenson - High jump
Oladipo Fagbemi - Triple jump
Micah Hegerle - Hammer
John Holton - 4x400 Meter Relay
Dominique Howard - Discus
Logan Hussung - Shot put
Nick Hutton - 1,500 meter run
Mark Jennings - Shot put
Luke Johnson - Discus
Jon Lehman - Hammer
Quentin Mege - Hammer
Bob Nicolls - 3,000 meter steeplechase
Danny Schiller - High jump
Zach Siegmeier - Pole vault
John Simons - 1,500 meter run
Jack Szmanda - Pole vault
‘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.