GOPHERS HOST MINNESOTA QUALIFIER TRACK AND FIELD MEET
The Gophers host the Minnesota Qualifier on Saturday, May 12 at 4 p.m. at the Bierman Track and Field Stadium.
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Senior Elaine Eggleston (Roseville, Minn./Roseville Area) won the first 3,000-meter steeplechase ever ran at Bierman Stadium. Eggelston finished with a school record and an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 10:44.11.
Erica Findlay, a sophomore from Whitewater, Wis., set a Bierman Stadium and Minnesota school record in the pole vault with a height of 12-feet, 6-inches. The NCAA provisional qualifying mark broke the previous Bierman record set by Jennifer Bass of South Dakota State in 1999.
In the discus, senior Aubrey Schmitt (Hastings, Minn./Hastings) threw a season-best, NCAA provisional qualifying throw of 171-feet, 6- inches to take third in the event. In addition, Schmitt won the hammer throw in the meet with a throw of 177-10.
Newcomer Alean Frawley (Spring Lake Park, Minn./Spring Lake Park) threw a winning toss of 48-2 in the shot put to take first in the meet, placing her ninth on the school's top ten performers list.
Junior Jessica Shuster (Minneapolis, Minn./Minneapolis Washburn) won the 200 and 400-meter dashes with times of 25.42 and 55.16 seconds, respectively. Shuster's time in the 400 is a season-best.
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Schmitt claimed three event titles by placing first in the discus, shot put and hammer throw. Schmitt won the shot put with a throw of 48- feet, 4.25-inches and the hammer throw with a toss of 172-1. The Hastings graduate set a meet record with her throw of 168-6 in the discus, an NCAA provisional qualifying time. Schmitt has previously provisionally qualified in all three events.
Corinne Nimtz, a senior from Eden Prairie, Minn., ran a season- best winning time of 9:49.75 in the 3,000-meter run.
Senior Amy Sas won the 5,000 with a time of 18:17.45.
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