Feb. 2, 2012
WHATS UP THIS WEEKEND?
This weekend the Minnesota women’s track and field team will head to Norte Dame, Ind., to compete in the 25th annual Meyo Invitaitonal. Action is set to get underway at 4:00 p.m. (CST) at the Loftus Sports Center. The two-day event will welcome 48 teams to the field.
Minnesota’s Rachel Melum and Melissa Flucke each tied for first in the high jump with a height of 1.65m (5-5) and in the 400m Jessica Waldvogel took second with a time of 57.81, Linnea Johnson was third after finishing in 58.21 and Leighton Lerum took fourth at 58.21.
The Gophers will next travel to Ames, IA to compete in the ISU Classic and others will stay local and compete at the St. Thomas Invitational.
THE GOLDEN GOPHER COACHING STAFF
Matt Bingle is in his sixth season as the Golden Gophers head women’s track & field coach. He was promoted to Director of Women’s Track and Field/Cross Country during the offseason. Bingle heads an extremely experienced coaching staff that includes assistants Gary Wilson (Distance) Lynne Anderson (Throwers), Sarah Hesser (Distance) and Caroline White(Pole Vault).
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.