July 8, 2013
Senior Alena Brooks anchored the Trinidad & Tobago 4x400-meter relay to a gold medal on Sunday at the 2013 Central American & Caribbean Games. Fellow teammates Te’Shon Adderley and Todea-Kay Willis represented their countries as well and each took fifth, respectively.
Trinidad’s 4x400m relay ran away with the gold medal as they posted a time of 3:30.64, which was nearly four seconds faster than second place Mexico. With the win, Brooks and her relay advance to the 2013 World Championships in Moscow, Russia, Aug. 10-18.
Adderley represented the Bahamas in the 800-meter run and took fifth place. The junior posted a time of 2:06.65 in the race, which is tenths of a second off her personal-best time (2:06.38).
In the long jump, Willis leaped 6.32m (20-9), which is her best this outdoor season. The senior claimed fifth in the event for Jamaica.
Ogunrinde Breaks Hammer Throw Record
Temi Ogunrinde and Angie Guenther secured NCAA Championship berths on day one of the NCAA West Prelim.
Three Gophers Earn CoSIDA Academic All-District
Luca Wieland earned Academic All-District accolades for the third year in a row while Madeline Strandemo and Derek Wiebke picked up their first career honors.
NCAA West Prelim Up Next
Eighteen Gophers are set to represent the Maroon & Gold at the NCAA West Prelim this week.