Feb. 4, 2012
Christina DeLakis continued her hot streak in the shot put for the Minnesota women’s track and field team. The redshirt freshman finished third overall with a toss of15.52m (50-11). Her distance now ranks her sixth in Gopher history. Her previous best throw was 15.11m (49-7) early this season. Senior DeAnne Hahn also had a strong day in the shot put after finishing with mark of 15.00m (49-2 ½).
The Gophers wrapped up the 25th annual Meyo Invitational this afternoon on the campus of the University of Notre Dame. No team score was kept during the two-day event, but head coach Matt Bingle said his team performed well this weekend, but will be ready to get back at it next week.
"It was a good weekend for us," Bingle said. "We will get back to work on Monday and get ready for the Iowa State Classic next weekend. It was great to see people hit some career numbers this weekend."
In the 3,000m Minnesota had a couple of runners set new personal best times. Ashlie Decker came in at seventh (9:36.88) and Katie Moraczewski took ninth (9:38.7) for the Gophers. Senior Stephanie Price was right behind Moraczewski in 10th at 9:39.00.
Also picking up a new personal best this afternoon in the pole vault was Katie Murgic. Murgic cleared 3.86m (12-8) which tied her for ninth overall inside the Loftus Sports Center.
Chimerem Okoroji finished second overall this afternoon in the 60m dash after clocking in at 7.54. Freshman Sasha Davis was second with a time of 7.61. Davis also picked up a second place finish in the 200m dash with a time of 24.36 and Nyoka Giles came in ninth at 24.78.
Minnesota will next be in action next weekend in Ames, IA at the ISU Classic.
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