Friday, March 30, 2007

Gopher Outdoor Season Gearing Up

It's still only March, but the outdoor season is starting to build up some speed for the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Athletes from both the men's and women's program will be split between the Stanford Invitational in Palo Alto, California and the Bobby Lane Arlington Invitational at the University of Texas - Arlington.

According to a media release from the men's program, the Gopher's top distance runners will compete at Stanford, while the strong Minnesota throws squad will compete in the Lone Star State. Gophers Matt Rombough and Antonio Vega are entered in the Stanford 5000 meters. Among those competing in Texas will be jumper Derek Gearman and throwers Aaron Studt and Adam Schnaible.

The Gopher women are sending their strong middle distance squad to California. Their release names Heather Dorniden, Emily Brown, Gabriele Anderson, Jamie Cheever, Ayla Mitchell, Julie Schwengler, and Elizabeth Yetzer on the Stanford startlists. Among those competing at Arlington are heptathlete Liz Roehrig, throwers Liz Alabi and Liz Podominick, sprinter Kadian Douglas, and the Gopher pole vault crew.

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