Gophers wrap up at NCAA championships

Betsy Helfand

The men’s track and field team sent five athletes to the NCAA championships, and all five are returning as All-Americans.

Sophomore Wally Ellenson and seniors John Simons and Zach Siegmeier earned First Team All-American honors while junior Dominique Howard and senior Jon Lehman earned second team honors.

 Ellenson set a personal record in the high jump en route to a second-place finish.

The Gophers also had fifth, seventh, ninth and tenth place finishes at the championships.

On the women’s side, junior Devin Stanford finished 15th with a personal-best throw.

Stanford earned Second Team All-American honors for her performance.

Minnesota’s 4×400-meter relay team finished 19th overall at the championships.  

The NCAA championships concluded on June 14.