Record breaking continues in Iowa State

Robert Mews

The Minnesota women’s track and field team continued its record-breaking running at the Iowa State Classic this weekend.

Freshman and reigning Big Ten Athlete of the Week Heather Dorniden continued her strong running performances. She broke the school record in the 400-meter event with a time of 54.71 seconds ” good for fifth.

Dorniden broke the school’s 800-meter mark last week.

Dorniden also helped break the school record in the 4-by-400-meter relay at Iowa. The relay team finished with a time of 3:40.77 minutes.

In the mile run, three Gophers runners placed in the top 11. Emily Brown finished second with a time of 4:47.15 minutes.

Brown, who finished second, said the race was tough because it featured too many runners.

“The three of us kind of got knocked around a lot and just didn’t really get a chance to run our races,” Brown said. “It wasn’t a very organized race. It didn’t begin very well.”

In field events, Minnesota’s Liz Roehrig finished fifth in the high jump with a mark of 5-8 3/4, and Christin Kingsley and Anna Arciszewska finished 20th and 21st, respectively, in the triple jump.

Men running wild

The Gophers men also ran some fast times in Ames, Iowa, this weekend.

Junior Aaron Buzard ran the second fastest collegiate 400 in the nation this year with a time of 46.20 seconds.

Buzard also was part of the 4-by-400-meter relay team that finished seventh. Their time was 3:10.63 minutes.

Freshman Ibrahim Kabia finished 11th in the 60-meter dash with a time of 6.92 seconds.

Freshman Adewole Adebayo finished sixth in the 600-yard dash with a time of 1:12.25 minutes.

Minnesota’s Karl Erickson finished 10th in the shot put with a distance of 58-03.25 feet.

Minnesota did not compete in the high or long jump events.

Men’s tennis

Minnesota’s men’s tennis team lost its opening meet this weekend on a trip to the Old Dominion State for two dual meets.

On Saturday against Wake Forest in Richmond, Va., Minnesota fell 6-1 to the 13th-ranked Demon Deacons. Andres Osorio scored the lone Gophers win at third singles by downing Brett Ross 11-9 in a superbreaker. Every other individual match in the dual was won by Wake Forest in straight sets.

Minnesota will compete Feb. 25 against Vanderbilt in Tennessee.