Monday, January 28, 2013

Gopher Women Earn Spots in T&F News 2012 Rankings

The University of Minnesota placed several women in Track and Field News' 2012 compilation of US and world rankings. Barbora Spotáková won her second Olympic gold for the Czech Republic, and a handful of other former Gophers on the list competed at the US Olympic Trials. Two Gopher relays from last spring made the list.

Current and Former Gophers in the 2012 Track & Field News Rankings
800 meters: Heather Kampf - 17th US, Gabriele Anderson - 27th US
1500 meters: Gabriele Anderson - fourth US, 39th world
Steeplechase: Jamie Cheever - 13th US
Half-Marathon: Emily Brown - 12th US
Pole Vault: Samantha Sonnenberg - 12th US
Barbora Spotáková - first in the world (and won her second Olympic gold medal)
Heptathlon: Liz Roehrig - 23rd US
4x100-meter relay: Todea-Kay Willis, Nyoka Giles, Chimerem Okoroji, Kylie Peterson - 34th US
4x1500-meter relay: Katie Moraczewski, Molly Kayfes, Ashlie Decker, Laura Docherty - sixth US

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