Cross country teams perform well at Furman Invitational

Minnesota’s men’s cross country team placed 14th out of 35 teams in Sunday’s pre-NCAA meet, the Furman Invitational. Sophomore Andrew Carlson was the Gophers top finisher coming in 18th.

Four other Minnesota runners competed in the Jim Drews men’s maroon race in West Salem, Wisc.

The women’s team also finished 14th at the Furman Invitational. The silver team was led by Darja Vasiljeva who placed 53rd. Lisa Dyer came in 54th while Laura Bjork placed 59th.

Junior Anita Menden led the Gophers in the invitational race by finishing 20th.

Rowers compete in Illinois

Minnesota’s rowing team participated in the Head of the Rock Regatta in Rockford, Ill., with two boats reaching the top-10 and a third coming in 11th.

The Gophers first boat came in sixth, the second finished seventh.

Schauman paces golf team

Minnesota’s men’s golf team is in seventh place after round one of the Duke Golf Classic in Durham, N.C. The Gophers are led by Wilhelm Schauman, who is tied for second. The second round was halted due to inclement weather and will be played Monday along with the third and final round.

Mankad loses in Davis Cup

Harsh Mankad was defeated by James Blake, 6-3, 6-0, in the final match of the Davis Cup qualifying match. Mankad represented India in the competition against the United States in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Mankad, ranked 22nd in the nation collegiately, was defeated in both of his singles matches.

Barn Lofts available

Minnesota’s men’s athletic department has announced that Barn Lofts are still available for purchase in Williams Arena for the upcoming men’s basketball season.

Barn Lofts with 14, 18 and 22 seats are available on a single-game or season basis. For a single game, the price for a loft ranges from $1,500-2,500.

For more information contact Marc Rood in the Gophers’ marketing office at (612) 624-7308.

Lowney to miss Wrestling Championships

Minnesota sophomore heavyweight Garrett Lowney will miss the 2001 World Championships of Wrestling in New York City due to the event’s rescheduling. Former Gophers wrestler Brandon Paulson will still compete.

Lowney won the 213.75-pound titles at the 2001 US National Championships and 2001 World Team Trials. Lowney finished third at last year’s NCAA tournament helping the Gophers win the national title.