Roehrig, competing in her first multi-event competition since a serious ankle injury last April, fell just two points short of an automatic NCAA Championships standard, instead settling for a provisional mark. She started the pentathlon with a second-place finish in the 60-meter hurdles in a time of 8.77 seconds and a runner-up showing in the high jump with a height of 5 feet, 9 1/4 inches.
A three-time Big Ten pentathlon champion, Roehrig grabbed the lead with a first-place effort in the shot put landing a throw of 41-8. She finished second in the long jump with a leap of 18-7 1/4, then hung onto the lead with a fifth-place finish in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:29.20.
Former Iowa athlete Peaches Roach finished second to Roehrig with a total of 4,001 points. Gopher sophomore Jessica Gabriel finished fifth with 3,152 points.
Eight Gophers Advance to NCAA Championship
Minnesota's eight NCAA Championship qualifiers matches the most in program history.
Seniors Lead Gophers' NCAA Qualifiers
Liz Berkholtz, Nicolle Murphy, Lyndsey Thorpe, Heta Tuuri, and Kaila Urick join Jess Lehman in advancing to the NCAA Championship.
Day One NCAA West Prelim Action Postponed
Due to inclement weather, Thursday's competition at the NCAA West Prelim is postponed until Friday.