May 25, 2013
Junior Laura Docherty represented the Golden Gophers' last chance to have a competitor at the NCAA Women's Track and Field Championships, and she delivered. The St. Paul, Minn., native ran a personal-record time of 16:10.63 to finish fifth in her section and ninth overall in the 5,000 meters at the NCAA West Preliminary Round in Austin, Texas.
Senior Emily Betz also competed for Minnesota on Sautrday, in the preliminary flights of the javelin throw, but did not advance to the finals. Her second throw traveled 136 feet, four inches (41.57m). Betz ended her Gopher career with three consecutive NCAA West Preliminary appearances.
NCAA West Prelim Up Next
Eighteen Gophers are set to represent the Maroon & Gold at the NCAA West Prelim this week.
Eighteen Gophers Advance to NCAA Prelim
Minnesota's 18 representatives have secured 22 qualifications in 11 different events at the NCAA West Prelim.
Seven Gophers Earn All-B1G Nods
Seven members of the Golden Gopher women's track & field team have earned All-Big Ten Conference honors.