Tuesday, March 06, 2007

NCAA Division I Indoor: Dorniden, Roehrig Seeded #2, Heath Ranked #4

Gopher 800 meter runner Heather Dorniden and heptathlete Liz Roehrig are the #2 seeds in their events at the NCAA Indoor Championships in Fayetteville, Arkansas this weekend. The NCAA has published the entry lists for both men and women for the meet.

Former Winona Senior High School star Garrett Heath, now at Stanford, is the top ranked Minnesotan in the men's meet. He's ranked #4 in the mile and is the 1200 meter leg on the Cardinal's #2 seeded distance medley squad. Stillwater alum Jake Watson of Notre Dame joins Heath in the mile as the #9 seed.

The Big Ten Champion Gopher women placed six individuals in the meet, plus their DMR. Jamie Cheever, ranked #17, joins defending champ Dorniden in the 800, Emily Brown is ranked #13 in the Mile, Liz Alabi is ranked #5 in the weight throw and #12 in the shot put, Liz Podomonick is #14 is the shot, and the DMR of Gabrielle Anderson, Kadian Douglas, Dorniden, and Brown sits 12th.

The Gopher men send four athletes to Fayetteville: 60 meter man Ibrahim Kabia (#11) quarter-miler Aaron Buzard (#9), high jumper Derek Gearman (#15), and weight thrower Adam Schnaible (#15).

Competition begins Friday morning with the men's pentathlon.

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