Aaron Buzard and Andy Tilstra of Minnesota’s men’s track and field team each improved their NCAA provisional qualifying marks Saturday at the Iowa State Classic in Ames, Iowa.
Buzard ran a 46.97 in the 400 meters while Tilstra improved his distance in the weight throw by more than a foot with a mark of 65-4 3/4.
Women’s relay wins
The team of Ladia Albertson-Junkans, Melissa Steele, Mollie Hupp and Emily Brown won the distance medley relay at the Iowa State Classic in a time of 11:35.23.
The time broke the school record in the event, and the 4×400 relay team of Steele, Hupp, Candance Borgen and Kadian Douglas also set a school record, taking third with a time of 3:41.15.
Women’s tennis goes 0-2
Minnesota’s women’s tennis team lost 6-1 to No. 13 North Carolina on Friday and 7-0 to No. 3 Kentucky on Sunday in Chapel Hill, N.C.
Nischela Reddy upset the Tar Heels’ Aniela Mojzis, the 26th-ranked player in the nation, 7-5, 6-1 for the Gophers’ only win.
Ticer beats two ranked
Minnesota men’s tennis senior Avery Ticer beat two ranked opponents, but the Gophers lost 4-3 to No. 15 Virginia Commonwealth and 5-2 to No. 44 Wake Forest.