Jan. 30, 2013
Notre Dame's Meyo Invitational will provide some strong competition for the Golden Gophers. Members of all of Minnesota's event groups except the throwers will travel to South Bend for the two-day invite. For many of the distance runners, this will basically be their second meet.
"Notre Dame is a great distance meet," director of track and field and cross country Matt Bingle said. "Our distance runners have been training well, and it will be a good challenge for them to run against some of the best runners in the Midwest. Most of the sprints, jumps and hurdles had a nice week off last weekend, and I'm excited about their training. I want to see how they react against good competition at Notre Dame. We're getting acclimated to being back in school, and this meet will be a good sign of where we we're at and where we need to be."
WHERE THE GOPHERS RANK
The Big Ten Indoor Championships are quickly approaching, with less than a month remaining now. Here is a look at where some of the Gophers rank in the conference right now.
2. Todea-Kay Willis, long jump, 19-6 1/4
2. Alena Brooks, 600 meters, 1:30.39
t-3. Alena Brooks, 800 meters, 2:09.61
4. 4x400-meter relay, 3:44.50
5. Amanda Beckman, pentathlon, 3,374
6. Todea-Kay Willis, 60 meters, 7.50
t-6. Cami Gilson, pole vault, 12-8 1/4
7. Christina DeLakis, shot put, 49-9 3/4
7. Alex Beckman, pentathlon, 3,311
8. Kylie Peterson, 60 meters, 7.52
9. Bria Halama, triple jump, 39-3 1/4
At the Minnesota State Open, Christina DeLakis (shot put, 49-7), Melissa Flucke (high jump) and Nicole Murphey (long jump) won events. Freshman Cami Gilson pole vaulted 12-8 1/4, ninth-best in school history, in her first competition as a Gopher.
RECAPPING THE JACK JOHNSON
Todea-Kay Willis and Alena Brooks were double event winners for the Gophers at their biggest home meet. Willis won the long jump (19-6 1/4) Friday before setting a personal record of 7.50 seconds (fifth-best in school history) in the 60-meter dash. Brooks won the 600m (1:31.49) and was part of the Gophers' winning 4x400m relay team. Christina DeLakis won the shot put (49-9 3/4), and Devin Stanford and Jeri Johnson-Chambers both posted top-10 weight throws. Laura Docherty (mile) and Bria Halama (triple jump) also won their events.