Three true freshmen sprinters clocked times that would have been included in the top-10 marks in Gopher history. Going into the season, the number-10 time in school history was 7.80 seconds. Kylie Peterson was the top Gopher to advance to Saturday’s semi-final with a time of 7.73 seconds. Nyoke Giles (7.74) and Todea-Kay Willis (7.80) also moved on to the semis.
Kingsley finished second in the long jump with a leap of 19 feet, 1 1/2 inches. Kingsley led the competition until Butler Community College’s Chelsea Hayes passed her with the wining jump of 19-7 1/2 on her final of six attempts. Willis enjoyed a nice Gopher debut adding a third place showing in the long jump (18-9 1/4) to her performance in the 60 meters.
The Nebraska Open concludes on Saturday. While several Gophers are in action in Lincoln, the remainder of the Gopher squad will compete in the Minnesota Open at the University Fieldhouse on Saturday.
Markland Breaks 400m Record at ISU Classic
Titania Markland led the Gophers with a new program record in the 400-meter dash Saturday.
Gophers Win Four Titles at St. Thomas
Members of the Minnesota women's track & field team competed locally at the St. Thomas Showcase on Friday night.
Albrechtsen Wins High Jump at ISU Classic
Sofie Albrechtsen won high jump to lead Minnesota on day one at the Iowa State Classic Friday.