Senior captain and returning All-American Jon Lehman (Coon Rapids) has been quick to shake off the rust this indoor season. Lehman broke the school record previously held by Micah Hegerle this evening, winning the Bill Bergen Invitation at Iowa State with a throw of 72-5. Jon opened the season with a throw of 71-11 to win the Northwest Open at the University of Minnesota on January 18th. Jon's mark of 72-5 moves him up to 4th in Division 1 as of Friday night.
Lehman is joined in the national ranks by fellow Gophers junior Justin Barber (Mequon, WI) who is 17th in the weight throw and junior Mark Jennings (Marion, IA) who ranks 45th in the shot put.
The Gopher women were in action in the weight throw Friday night as well. The women placed 4 in the top 12 led by junior Devin Stanford (Milwaukee, WI) fourth (57-7 3/4), sophomore Lyndsey Thorpe (Stanley, WI) in fifth (57-0 1/4), freshmen Kailee Kamps (Beloit, WI) (49-5 1/2) in 10th and freshmen Angie Guenther (White Bear Lake) (49-4 1/2) in 12th.
The Gophers are in action next weekend at the Iowa State Classic.
Best of luck to those representing Minnesota competing near and far this weekend.