Shani Marks leapt 40-feet, 8 1/4-inches in the triple jump to place sixth. In the pole vault sophomore Monica Stearns finished eighth with a career-best vault of 12-feet, 5 1/2-inches, the second-best outdoor vault in school history.
The distance medley relay squad of Anita Menden, Rachel Schutz, Jenny Moylan and Darja Vasiljeva placed sixth with a time of 11:47.81, Minnesota's best time this season.
In the sprints competition Tahesia Harrigan advanced to the 100-meter dash finals on Saturday, April 27 with her first place heat finish of 12.01 seconds.
The Drake Relays conclude on Saturday, April 27, starting at 9 am.
Distance Gophers Open Competition at Drake
Minnesota's 4x1600m relay team placed sixth and Emily Betz took eighth in the 10,000m Thursday night.
Gopher Hurdlers Enjoy Unique Bond
Minnesota's top two hurdlers in program history are teammates and competitors, but their friendship comes first.
Esser Earns B1G Weekly Honors
The B1G leader in the discus, Agnes Esser is this week's Big Ten Conference Field Athlete of the Week.