Friday, May 16, 2008

Short Cut: Results Links for May 16-18

There's triple crown talk in the air.

Sure, Big Brown might earn the second jewel of horse racing's famous three-feat Saturday at the Preakness. But, closer to home, Minnesota track and field fans are eager to see if "Big Maroon" can make it three-for-three this weekend in Champaign, Illinois. The Golden Gopher women, conference champs in cross country last fall and indoor track this winter, could become only the third school in Big Ten women's history to accomplish the school-year title trifecta.

The Gopher women enter the meet with six five #1-seeds: Jamie Cheever in the steeplechase (she's also slated to race the 1500m and 5000m), Liz Roehrig (high jump and heptathlon), Alicia Rue (pole vault), Liz Podominick (discus), and Ruby Radocaj (javelin.)

In the men's meet, the Gophers sport #1-seeds in shot put (Aaron Studt) and 5000 meters (Hassan Mead) on a squad that looks to build on its 5th place finish at the Big Ten Indoor Championships. The meet, of course, is men's coach Phil Lundin's final Big Ten Championship at the helm of the Gophers. Lundin is leaving the U to coach at St. Olaf after the end of the season.

Action at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships begins this afternoon. Performance lists, heat sheets, and the event schedule are up on the meet's web-site, HERE.

The Minnesota Gopher media folks also put together great info packages for the meet HERE for women and HERE for men.

The Gophers aren't the only thing going on this weekend, of course. Below are DtB's results links for the Big Tens and the rest of the weekend's important action ...

Big Ten Outdoor Championships: Live Results
Update: Rombough wins 10,000, McGinnis, Roehrig lead multis, Gopher men lead.

North Central Last Chance Meet: Startlists * Thursday Results * Friday Results

True Team State Meet: Results
Update: Eden Prairie edges Mounds View for Class AAA boys title ... see Star-Trib story HERE. Eastview wins girls Class AAA.

Big Ten Outdoor Championships: Live Results
True Team State Meet: Results
Update: New Prague boys, Totino Grace girls win Class AA; St. Croix Lutheran boys, Luverne girls win Class A.

Healthy Kidney 10K: Results
Update: Carlson 13th in 29:51.

Big Ten Outdoor Championships: Live Results
Adidas Track Classic: Results
Update: Deatherage 5th, Tollefson 10th in 1500m ... Goucher 4th in 3000m in 9:00 ... Leer runs 3:38.

Find other collegiate conference meet results HERE.
Update: Gits, Garrett Heath win Pac 10 titles.


falkeg21 said...

Stephanie Chin, the freshman pole vaulter from Indiana goes in with the #1 seed in that event...

Charlie said...

My mistake ... now corrected.

I was sure I saw Rue at the top of the list!?!

falkeg21 said...

Its probably just our Minnesota favoritism kicking in...