Friday, April 23, 2010

Gophers' McGinnis Wins Drake Decathlon

Gopher senior all-American R.J. McGinnis won the Drake Relays decathlon on Thursday, redeeming a sub-par opening day with a powerful second-day effort.

McGinnis won the contest with 7319 points. Teammate Jack Szmanda, a red-shirt freshman, was runner up with 7284 points.

The Gophers' Joey Schwecke finished sixth with 7169 points.

13.1 Mpls

With the win, McGinnis became the first Gopher in history to win the Drake Relays decathlon. Minnsota has now won a total of 49 men's Drake Relays titles in the 101-year history of the meet. McGinnis was runner-up in the event last year.

Read the full story on the Gopher decathlon effort HERE.

Find Drake Relays results HERE.


Chris said...

Also 5th-placer Ben Dillow (unattached) lives in Northfield and is an assistant coach at Carleton College.

Jesse Schoen said...

...decathlon Day Two superstar Ben Dillow to you.