USA Track & Field - Minnesota named Heather Dorniden and Hassan Mead its Athletes of the Month for March 2009.
Dorniden, a University of Minnesota senior, was honored for winning the 600 meter and mile events at last month’s Big Ten Indoor Championships. The Rosemount High School graduate set a meet record in the 600m with her 1:27.78 clocking. She ran 4:43.71 in the mile.
Mead, a Golden Gopher sophomore, was recognized for his double win at the Big Ten Championships. The Minneapolis South alum won the 3000 and 5000 meter races at the meet. The defending Big Ten cross country champ clocked 8:02.61 in the 3000m and 13:58.16 in the 5000m.
USA Track & Field Minnesota selects Athletes of the Month to honor excellence in track and field and its related sports in Minnesota.