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.
Gophers Set for NCAA West Prelim
Minnesota is sending 20 representatives to this week's NCAA West Prelim in Lawrence, Kan.
Gophers Send 20 to NCAA West Prelim
Twenty Gophers have qualified for the 2016 NCAA West Prelim in Lawrence, Kan., next week.
Gophers Celebrate B1G Title
Gopher Digital Productions captured the women's track & field team's celebration as B1G co-champions over the weekend.