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).
UCLA Up Next for Gophers
Minnesota travels to Los Angeles, Calif., for the UCLA Legends Invitational this Friday and Saturday.
Warm-Up Lap: Q&A with Taylor Wiebke
Catch up with Gophers sophomore high jumper Taylor Wiebke after she earned Big Ten Field Athlete of the Week honors.
Gophers Earn Two Third-Place Finishes
Minnesota wrapped up competition at the Raleigh Relays with a pair of third-place finishes in the 800m and 4x800m relay on Saturday.