Jan. 28, 2013
The University of Minnesota was represented well in Track and Field News' 2012 compilation of U.S. and world rankings. Barbora Spotakova won her second Olympic gold for the Czech Republic, and a handful of former Gophers on the list competed at the U.S. Olympic Trials. Two Gopher relays from last spring also made the list.
Current and Former Gophers in the 2012 Track and Field News Rankings
800 meters: Heather (Dorniden) Kampf - 17th U.S., Gabriele Anderson - 27th U.S.
1500 meters: Gabriele Anderson - fourth U.S., 39th world
Steeplechase: Jamie Cheever - 13th U.S.
Half-Marathon: Emily Brown - 12th U.S.
Pole Vault: Samantha Sonnenberg - 12th U.S.
Javelin: Barbora Spotakova - first in the world (and won her second Olympic gold medal)
Heptathlon: Liz Roehrig - 23rd U.S.
4x100-meter relay: Todea-Kay Willis, Nyoka Giles, Chimerem Okoroji, Kylie Peterson - 34th U.S.
4x1500-meter relay: Katie Moraczewski, Molly Kayfes, Ashlie Decker, Laura Docherty - sixth U.S.
Full lists can be found here.
Incoming Gophers Cap Prep Careers
Members of the Gophers' incoming class wrapped up their high school careers with impressive performances this spring.
Gophers Set for Summer Competitions
Several current Gophers and Minnesota alumni are set to compete at national and international meets this summer.
Gopher Trio Garners Academic All-America Honors
Track & field student-athletes Alex Beckman, Jess Lehman, and Luca Wieland have been honored for academics.