Jan. 21, 2012
Minnesota took the top three spots in the 60m dash and 800m run, to cruise to a Jack Johnson Classic team title with 190 points. Chimerem Okoroji (7.52), Chidera Obasih (7.60) and Sasha Davis (7.64) were the Gophers top three in the 60m, while Heather Brunn (2:14.07), Katie Hill (2:14.07) and Megan Smith (2:14.89) lead the way in the 800m.
North Dakota State (120), South Dakota (105), Northern Iowa (85.5) and South Dakota State (52) rounded out the top five in overall team scoring.
DeAnne Hahn landed a throw of 17.55m (57-7) to win her second title of the season in the weight throw. Jeri Johnson-Chambers finished third for Minnesota with a mark of 17.14m (56-3), which was more than three feet further than her top throw last week.
Christina DeLakis won the shot put with a toss of 15.11m (49-7). It was the second title of the 2012 season for the redshirt freshman, who captured the title last week with a mark of 14.86m (48-9). Hahn finished third for Minnesota with a mark of 14.78m (48-6).
Stephanie Price and Laura Docherty were up front for the Gophers in the mile, as Price ran a 4:50.75, which was second overall. Laura Docherty was right behind her running 4:55.65.
Other Gopher Top Finishes:
High Jump: Melissa Flucke, third place 1.66m (5-5 ¼).
600m: Sharyn Dahl, third place 1:33.59.
Minnesota will next head to Mankato, Minn., next weekend to participate in the Minnesota State Open (Friday-Saturday). The Gophers won't return home until Saturday February 18, when they host the Parents Day Invitational.
Note: Former Golden Gopher Heather Kampf set a new Jack Johnson record in the mile with a time of 4:41.58...Olimpia Nowak of Northern Iowa set the new Jack Johnson 60 hurdles with a time of 8.44...North Dakota State's 4x400 relay team set a new UM Fieldhouse record with a time of 3:48.00.
Final Team Standings
1) Minnesota 190
2) North Dakota State 120
3) South Dakota 105
4) Northern Iowa 85.5
5) South Dakota State 52
6) Manitoba 36.5
7) Augustana (SD) 14
7) Minn State Moorhead 14
9) St. Cloud State 10
10) St. Scholastica 9
11) Minn State Mankato 5
Eight Gophers Advance to NCAA Championship
Minnesota's eight NCAA Championship qualifiers matches the most in program history.
Seniors Lead Gophers' NCAA Qualifiers
Liz Berkholtz, Nicolle Murphy, Lyndsey Thorpe, Heta Tuuri, and Kaila Urick join Jess Lehman in advancing to the NCAA Championship.
Day One NCAA West Prelim Action Postponed
Due to inclement weather, Thursday's competition at the NCAA West Prelim is postponed until Friday.