Pair set NCAA provisional qualifying marks

Two members of the Gophers men’s track and field team set NCAA provisional qualifying marks this weekend in the Snowshoe Open, hosted by the Gophers at the University Fieldhouse.

All-American sprinter Ibrahim Kabia won the 60-meter dash with a time of 6.73 seconds.

Kabia has been hobbled by injuries this season, but he appears to be healthy enough to run in the Big Ten Indoor Championships, which are next weekend in Madison, Wis.

Pole vaulter Ben Peterson set a personal record in the meet, clearing a height of 17 feet, 3/4 inches.

The women are preparing to host the Big Ten Indoor Championships this weekend. Single session tickets go on sale today.

Trevor Born

Men struggle again
The Minnesota men’s tennis team continues to struggle during the nonconference portion of its spring season.

The Gophers, ranked 66th in the country entering the weekend, lost a pair of duals in Texas dropping their record to 1-8 on the season.

On Saturday, the Gophers fell 7-0 to 46th-ranked TCU in Fort Worth.

Minnesota lost two singles matches in third-set tiebreakers, but lost the other four singles matches in straight sets.

Sunday, Minnesota lost 5-2 to 44th-ranked SMU in Dallas.

One bright spot for the Gophers on Sunday was the play of No. 1 singles player Raoul Schwark. Schwark battled back from a first set loss (6-3) to win the next two sets and the match (7-6, 6-4).

Zach Eisendrath