July 7, 2014
EUGENE, Ore. (GopherSports.com) -- Bryan Bjerk of the University of Minnesota men's track & field program finished eighth in the discus at the 2014 USATF Junior Outdoor Championships over the weekend.
Throwing as an unattached competitor at Oregon's Hayward Field, Bjerk cleared a new personal record with his throw of 55.05 meters (180.07 ft.).
The mark bests the Grand Forks, N.D., native's previous record of 54.98 meters (180-04 ft.) set earlier this season in a winning effort at the Musco Twilight on May 5.
Kord Ferguson won the discus competition this weekend with a toss of 61.28 meters (201-00 ft.).
Blankenship Joins Mead on Olympic Team
A native of Stillwater, Minn., Blankenship took third in the 1,500 meter final at Hayward Field, clocking a 3:36.18.
Mead Punches Olympic Ticket
The Minneapolis, Minn., native ran a 13:35.70 at Hayward Field to earn his first bid to the Olympics.
Blankenship Paces Semis at Olympic Trials
The Stillwater, Minn., native led the field with a time of 3:44.24 in Friday's semifinals.