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.
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.