June 27, 2013
A trio of current and former Gophers have qualified for the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Senior Championships, which will be held in Michoacan, Mexico, July 5-8. Alena Brooks, Te'Shon Adderley and Todea-Kay Willis will all represent their countries at the games.
Brooks won gold in the 800 meters at Trinidad's national championships. She turned in a personal-record time of 2 minutes, 5.25 seconds. Brooks also placed second in the 400m. At the CAC meet, her 4x400m relay team will try to qualify for the World Championships.
Adderley won the 800m in the Bahamas. At last year's CAC meet, she took bronze in the 1,500m.
Willis was Jamaica's long jump runner-up with a leap of 20-4 1/2 (6.21m). During summer 2012, Willis won Jamaica's Olympic Trials.
Gophers Earn Two Titles at Simpson College
Members of Minnesota's distance corps raced at the Kip Janvrin Open hosted by Simpson College Friday night.
Gophers Open Longhorn Invite in Hammer
Minnesota took the top four spots in the hammer throw to open the Longhorn Invitational, which continues Saturday.
Distance Gophers Open Competition at Drake
Minnesota's 4x1600m relay team placed sixth and Emily Betz took eighth in the 10,000m Thursday night.