Kabia works his way to career-best

Oregon was certainly friendly to Ibrahim Kabia on Saturday.

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Mesa classic
what: Men’s track
when: Time TBA, Friday
where: Mesa, Ariz.

The junior recorded a career-best in the 100-meter for first place and finished a solid second in the 200-meter race at the Oregon Pepsi Team Invitational.

Kabia’s 10.39 finish was an NCAA Midwest Region Championships qualifying time and is also fourth-best in Minnesota history.

Hassan Mead and Chris Rombough represented the Gophers well in the 5,000-meter race, finishing second and third place, respectively. Mead’s time of 13:57.87 is seventh-best in school history while Rombough’s 14:07.31 mark is the ninth.

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Jim Duncan invitational
what: Women’s track
when: Time TBA, Saturday
where: Des Moines, Iowa

Despite the solid marks from Gophers runners, Minnesota didn’t have enough to get by Oregon, which won a team title.

“We had some decent performances,” head coach Phil Lundin said. “But, overall, we had a bit of a lackluster day.”

Radocaj captures record

Senior Rudy Radocaj helped the Minnesota women’s track team to a one point victory in Oregon on Saturday.

Her 187-feet, 6-inch javelin throw shattered a 13-year record held by Heather Berlin (183-2, 1995), which also surpasses an Olympic A qualifying standard.

The Gophers edged host Oregon by a single point for the team title.

“We feel good about where we are right now as a team,” head coach Matt Bingle said in a release. “This was really our first solid test of the outdoor season and, despite less than ideal weather conditions, we had some very good performances.”