Golding shines for women’s team; men’s team claims three titles

Senior Kimberly Golding finished first in the 100-meter hurdles.

Kimberly Golding continues running after winning the Women's hurdle event at the Field House on Jan. 23, 2016.

Sam Harper, Daily File Photo

Kimberly Golding continues running after winning the Women’s hurdle event at the Field House on Jan. 23, 2016.

Dominic Davis

The women’s track and field team improved some personal bests and
set program records at the Sun Angel Classic during the weekend.

Senior Kimberly Golding led the way winning the 100-meter hurdles.
Her time of 13.29 just beat her teammate junior Emma Spagnola, who ran it in

This is the second weekend in a row where the duo finished in the
top two spots of the 100-meter hurdles. Golding and Spagnola placed first and
second, respectively, at the UCLA Legends Invitational.

Golding said that having a teammate who can keep up with her
pushes her to do better.

“I’m hungry for more each week,” Golding said. “I have someone
there that can help me be a better hurdler.”

Golding and Spagnola were members of the 4x100m relay team which
placed fourth.

Along with junior Emerald Egwim and redshirt freshman Rachel
Schow, the relay team’s time of 45.49 ranks sixth in program history.

“I would say we are at a good start leading up to the Big Ten
conference,” Golding said. “We are just at a good spot right now.”

Egwim put in a career-best time in the 400m took the top spot in
Minnesota’s history. The program record time of 52.75 seconds earned her third
place in the event.

She claimed the program’s best time in the indoor 400m earlier
this season with a 52.73 second performance.

“I’m like really interested to see what she has left in store
because this is the second meet, and she already broke the school record,”
Golding said.

In the 1,500m, redshirt junior Madeline Strandemo took second,
running it in 4:27.33.

Minnesota had four runners in the top 10 in the open section of
the 1500m. These four were led by redshirt sophomore Bailey Ness who took third
with a career-best time of 4:35.10.

Redshirt sophomore Patty O’Brien, redshirt junior Tess Wasowicz and
redshirt freshman Abby Lange placed fifth, eighth, and tenth, respectively.

Men’s Track and field claimed three titles at UW-La Crosse’s
Ashton May Invitational.

Junior Glen Harold took first in the pole vault over teammate junior
Tyler Tappe.

In the high jump, redshirt senior Nick Bachinski took first over freshman
Ben Gucinski with a jump of 2.10m.

Freshman Chris Trotter won the 800m with a time of 1:51.17. He
finished just ahead of redshirt sophomore Matthew Rosen and sophomore Josh
Tracy, who took second and third, respectively.

At the Sun Angel Classic, Senior Gian Ferretti placed third in
the hammer throw. He threw for 64.12m in his outdoor season debut. Teammate Mac
Riedy took ninth in the same event with 56.99m.