Two take first place for U women’s track

Minnesota’s women’s track team had a fair showing at UCLA this weekend, claiming two individual titles.
Minna Haronoja set a personal record while winning the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:32.91. The Gophers also got a quality performance from Christine Gulbrandsen, who won the triple jump.
Minnesota also had second-place finishes from Nicole Chimko (javelin), and Alissa Bruss (high jump).
In the team points race, Minnesota didn’t do as well, placing last out of four teams behind UCLA, Houston and Cal State.
Men’s track
Members of Minnesota’s men’s track team were in Knoxville, Tenn., continuing preparations for next month’s Big Ten meet.
Although three Gophers had personal best times, their results didn’t place them among the top three in any events.
Senior Tye Harvey posted the highest Minnesota place of the weekend, landing in the fourth spot in the pole vault.
Also placing in the top 10 for the Gophers were Tom Gerding (10th, 400 meters), Scott Beadle (7th, 400 meters), Niles Deneen (7th, 110 meter hurdles) and the distance medley team (fifth).
— Jim Schortemeyer
Men’s golf takes fifth
Minnesota’s men’s golf team earned its eighth top-10 finish of the year as it placed fifth among 20 schools at the Marshall Invitational in Huntington, W.Va.
The Gophers shot a combined 871 on the par-71 course, finishing nine strokes behind first-place Illinois. Ohio State, Marshall and Indiana also ranked ahead of the Gophers.
Freshman James McLean lead the way for Minnesota by shooting a 73-70-72 (215), two-over par and ninth overall. Martin LeMesurier was right behind McLean with a three-over 72-71-73 (216).
Other Gophers finishers were Adam Dooley with a 5-over 218, and Rob Kerr and Bill Thompson each with an 11-over 224. Dooley placed in 22nd; Kerr and Thompson finished in 55th.
— Tim Nichols