Women’s 4×400 relay named first team All-Big Ten

Minnesota’s 4×400-meter relay squad was named first-team All-Big Ten following the Big Ten Women’s Indoor Track and Field Championships in Bloomington, Ind., last weekend. The contingent of Lisa Mickelson, Shani Marks, Rachel Schutz and Kou Luogon captured the conference title in a time of 3:46.22. This is the first time Minnesota has won a conference relay title.

Marks earned second-team All-Big Ten honors in both the 600 meters and the triple jump.

Monica Stearns earned second-team honors in the pole vault.

Men’s track

Junior Will McComb was one of Minnesota’s athletes named first-team All-Big Ten following the Big Ten Men’s Indoor Track and Field Championships in Champaign, Ill., last weekend. Without previously competing in the event this season, McComb won the 5,000-meter race.

Both of Minnesota’s relay teams were also named first-team All-Big Ten. Toby Henkels, Adam Steele, Zach Edmonson and Martin Robeck ran on the distance medley team that took the conference title in a time of 9:52.77.

Mikael Jakobsson, Andy Wohlin, Steele and Mitch Potter were

members of the first-place 4×400-meter relay that clocked in at 3:12.83. This is the first time in Gopher history that Minnesota has won the 4×400 relay title or captured two relay titles in the same indoor championship.

In addition to their relay honors, Potter and Steele earned individual first-team honors. Potter finished first in the 400 meters with a time of 47.14, while Steele won the 600 meters in 1:18.94. Jakobsson finished behind Steele in the 400 meters with a time of 47.52 to earn second-team All-Big Ten honors.

Woodrow honored

University senior right-hander C.J. Woodrow was named Big Ten pitcher of the week for March 4.

Woodrow, who is 1-1 with a 5.59 ERA and 12 strikeouts in two starts, picked up his first win of the year against No. 14 Notre Dame in the Dairy Queen Baseball Classic on Saturday.

Alvarez earns award

Minnesota gymnast Guillermo Alvarez has been named the Big Ten gymnast of the week for his performance last weekend against Oklahoma. This is the third time this season that Alvarez has collected the award.