Saturday, February 25, 2012

Gopher Men 5th After Day 1 at Big Tens

The three-time defending champion University of Minnesota men's team finds itself in 5th-place after the first day of competition at the Big Ten Indoor Track and Field Championships in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Hosts Nebraska lead with 45 points, followed by Wisconsin (32), Ohio State (27), Indiana (23), and the Gophers (22). Action concludes today.

"We had some good leadership today from Trey Davis and Jack Szmanda," Gopher head coach Steve Plasencia said. "Trey came up with an incredible performance in the shot in a very talented field and Jack set a new lifetime record in the pole vault. We are still in the hunt and will need to score big tomorrow on the track."

Szmanda finished runner-up in the pole vault, clearing 17-5 1/2; Davis finished 4th in the shot put with a mark of 60-6 1/2.

Find a wrap-up of the Gopher men's action HERE. Find first-day results of the meet HERE.

Gopher Women in 11th ... The Minnesota women find themselves at the bottom of the standings after their first day of Big Ten action. Nebraska leads with 45.5 points.

The team scored their single point in the DMR, when the team of Kathryn Ritter, Megan Geyen, Lauren Domski, and Katie Moraczewski edged Wisconsin for 8th-place in 11:36.63.

Find the Gopher women's wrap-up HERE.

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