Gophers Earn Career Bests, Victories on Friday

Go Gophers! Docherty chopped 90 seconds off her previous best 10,000m time.
Go Gophers!
Docherty chopped 90 seconds off her previous best 10,000m time.
Go Gophers!

April 7, 2012

On the first day of the Stanford Invitational, four Minnesota runners set personal records in their events. Sophomore Katie Moraczewski trimmed more than 15 seconds off her previous best time in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, crossing the finish line in 10 minutes, 18.60 seconds. She remains No. 3 in school history. She finished 11th in her section of the event. Freshman Molly Kayfes improved her career best by more than 25 seconds, coming in at 10:33.31 to move into fourth place in Minnesota history and finish 14th in her section of the race.

Later on Friday night, two Golden Gophers recorded top-10 times in the 10,000m. Sophomore Laura Docherty took No. 5 on the all-time list after cutting a minute and a half off her previous best. Her time of 34:07.40 was good for 12th in her section. Finishing 27th in the same section was sophomore Rachel Drake, who became Minnesota’s eighth-best performer with a personal record of 34:47.56.

For full results, click here.

Hamline Invitational: Minnesota competitors won six events at the Hamline Invitational on Friday:
Rachel Melum: javelin (132-04, or 40.34m) and high jump (5-03, or 1.60m)
Katie Murgic: pole vault (12-01 1/2, or 3.70m) *Ninth-best in school history.
Danielle LeBreck: 1500m (4:39.20)
Cassy Opitz: 800m (2:15.04)
Tina DeLakis: shot put (46-11, or 14.30m)

For complete Hamline Invitational results, click here.