Impressive 800m, 3K Times Highlight Gophers' Second Day at Meyo Invite

Go Gophers!
Brooks owns the second-best 800m time in school history.

Go Gophers!
Brooks owns the second-best 800m time in school history.
Go Gophers!

Feb. 2, 2013

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Three all-time top-10 performances highlighted the Minnesota women's track and field team's second and final day at the Meyo Invitational. The Golden Gophers' 800-meter and 3,000-meter runners stood out today in South Bend, Ind.

Alena Brooks finished second in the 800 meters in 2:06.24, the second-fastest time in school history. She finished behind only an Olympian, Geena Gall, and trails only Heather Dorniden in the Minnesota record books. Te'Shon Adderley also made the Gophers' top 10, finishing fourth in 2:08.60, good for eighth all-time.

Another pair of impressive races came in the 3,000m. Laura Docherty finished second in 9:28.45, No. 6 in Minnesota history. Docherty was about three seconds behind Michigan's Amanda Eccleston. Molly Kayfes finished third, just missing the top 10 in 9:32.02.

Kylie Peterson finished third (7.56) in the 60m dash. Megan Geyen posted a season-best time of 56.14 in the 400m. The Gophers also had competitors in the 200m, mile and triple jump on Saturday.

"Our 800 and 3K runners raced well today," director of track and field/cross country Matt Bingle said. "It was a good weekend overall. We had some good developmental breakthroughs. We have to turn around quickly for Iowa State next weekend and be ready to perform at a high level. We've had good practices, and we need to carry that over into competition."

Day One Highlights
A pair of season-best jumps and a relay win highlighted the Golden Gophers' first day at Notre Dame's Meyo Invitational.

The distance medley relay team of Becca Dyson, Alena Brooks, Te'Shon Adderley and Maggie Bollig won with a time of 11:28.31. Adderley's 800m split was 2:08.

Melissa Flucke posted her best mark of the season, clearing 5-6 (1.68m) in the high jump to tie for eighth. Katie Murgic also had a season best, finishing fourth in pole vault with a mark of 12-7 1/2 (3.85m). Cami Gilson tied for seventh (3.70m).

Todea-Kay Willis finished fourth in the long jump with a mark of 19-5 1/2 (5.93m). Liz Berkholtz finished ninth in her first 5,000m as a Gopher (16:57.16).

The Gophers will compete next at the ISU Classic Feb. 8-9.