Women's track and field leads the way with 45 recognized individuals
Both meets will take place on Saturday.
Originally scheduled for Concordia-St. Paul, the meet has moved indoors.
Todea-Kay Willis and Paige Orcutt earned event titles for Minnesota.
Devin Stanford now ranks seventh in Gopher history in the hammer throw.
Career Highlights:Ranks fifth in school history in the hammer throw and sixth in the weight throw with a career best toss of 56-2 3/4 2013 NCAA West Preliminary Round competitor.
2013 Season - Indoor: Finished 16th in the weight throw at the Big Ten Championships (57-3) set a personal record of 57-7 3/4 (17.57m), sixth-best in Minnesota history, at the Iowa State Classic finished second at the Bison Classic. Outdoor: Finished 20th in the hammer at the NCAA West Preliminary Round with a throw of 190-2 (57.96m), the fifth-best in school history eighth at the Big Ten Championships (185-4) won at the UNLV Invite second at the Alabama Invite, Hamline Twilight and Meet of the Unsaintly 16th at the Drake Relays Academic All-Big Ten.
2012 Season - Indoor: Competed in the weight throw at the Big Ten Championships placed third at the Jack Johnson Classic with the sixth-best weight throw in Minnesota history (56-2 3/4) runner-up at the Parents Day Open (55-10 1/4). Outdoor: Competed in the hammer throw at the Big Ten Championships recorded a season-best throw of 171-3 (52.19m) in the hammer at the Bulldog Invite won the hammer at the Holst Invitational (165-6) finished second in hammer at the Tommie Twilight and Hamline Twilight Academic All-Big Ten.
2011 Season Indoor:competed in the Minnesota Open in the weight throw and finished fifth (52-8 ¼ ) took eighth at the Jack Johnson Classic with a mark of 52-0 competed at the Northwest Open and finished third (51-0 ¾ ) picked up another third place finish at the Brooks Classic (50-2 ¾ ) competed at the St. Thomas Show Case and finished fourth (50-0 ¾) placed 11th at the Parents' Day Open and finished seventh (48-10 ¼)Outdoor:competed in the hammer throw at the Mesa Classic and placed seventh (154-2)
2010 Season - Indoor:Competed in weight throw in four meets placed fifth at the Brooks Classic with a season-best throw of 49-2 1/2.Outdoor:Competed in five meets in the hammer threw in the Big Ten Championships landed top throw of 160-0, placing seventh at Musco Twilight Meet Academic All-Big Ten.
2009 Season:Redshirted in the indoor and outdoor seasons.
High School:A 2008 graduate of Moorhead High School high school coach was Michael Dunna four-time all-state honoree placed fourth in the shot put as both a junior and senior at the Minnesota Class AA meet placed sixth in the discus in 2007, seventh in 2008 owns personal best of 42-3 in the shot put and 135-0 in the discus also lettered in volleyball an honor student.
Personal:Born June 3, 1990 majoring in Physical Therapy daughter of Lori Johnson has an older brother Joe, who played football at Minnesota State Moorhead hobbies include skydiving, snowboarding, playing volleyball and the violin.
|Event||Mark (All-Time Rank)
|Weight Throw||57-7 3/4 (17.57) (6th)||ISU Classic (2/8/13)|
|Hammer Throw||190-2 (57.96m) (5th)||NCAA West (5/23/13)|
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