Jan. 19, 2012
Day 2 Heat Sheets
JACK JOHNSON CLASSIC
Meet: Jack Johnson Classic
Where: Minneapolis, Minn. (UM Fieldhouse)
When: Friday-Saturday, Jan. 20-21
Time: 3 p.m. (Friday) and 10 a.m. (Saturday)
Live Results: Gophersports.com
The Minnesota women’s track & field team host the Jack Johnson Classic on Friday-Saturday, Jan. 20-21, at the University Fieldhouse. The Classic, named in honor of the Gophers’ late track equipment manager Jack Johnson, will feature a pentathlon/heptathlon competition once again this season.
Action gets underway Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. with the start of the pentathlon 60m hurdlers. On Saturday things are set to begin at 10 a.m. with the men’s heptathlon 60m hurdles.
Joining Minnesota in the Classic field are Augustana (S.D.), Northern Iowa, Manitoba, North Dakota State, South Dakota and South Dakota State.
Live results of the Jack Johnson Classic can be found at gophersports.com. Final results will be posted on gophersports as well.
Freshman Sasha Davis won the 200m at the Holiday Inn Invitational in Lincoln, NE with a time of 24.27. The Minneapolis native also cracked in on the top-10 list. She currently has the 4th fastest time in Minnesota history.
Minnesota also hosted the Northwest Open and captured five titles. Gophers who won titles today were Christina DeLakis in the shot put, DeAnne Hahn in the weight throw, Molly Kayfes in the mile, Kathryn Ritter in the 1,200 meter and Stephanie Price in the 3,000 meter run.
Looking forward to next weekend the Gophers will head south to Mankato to take part in the Minnesota State Open, which will be a two day event.
THE GOLDEN GOPHER COACHING STAFF
Matt Bingle is in his sixth season as the Golden Gophers head women’s track & field coach. He was promoted to Director of Women’s Track and Field/Cross Country during the offseason. Bingle heads an extremely experienced coaching staff that includes assistants Gary Wilson (Distance) Lynne Anderson(Throwers), Sarah Hesser (Distance) and Caroline White (Pole Vault).
Gophers Welcome Two New Staff Members
Director of operations Lyndsey Thorpe and athletic trainer Sarah Wambheim have joined the Gopher Athletics staff.
Spotakova Earns Olympic Bronze in Javelin
Gophers All-American Barbora Spotakova threw 64.80m in to place third in the javelin at the Rio Olympic Games.
Gophers to Visit Minnesota State Fair
Golden Gopher teams and coaches are scheduled to appear at the Minnesota State Fair Aug. 29-31.