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.
Two Local Meets Up Next For Gophers
Minnesota competes at the St. Thomas Tommie Twilight and the Hamline Meet of the Un-Saintly this week.
Gophers Wrap Up Four-Meet Week
The Minnesota women's track & field team competed at Drake, Kansas, and Macalester on Saturday.
Gophers Earn Five Top-Three Finishes
Patty O'Brien wins the 5,000m at the Kip Janvrin Invite to lead the Gophers on Friday.