Jensen wins two events at U’s Last Chance Meet

Minnesota freshman Ben Jensen won both the pole vault and 110-meter high hurdles Saturday at the Minnesota Last Chance Meet at the Bierman Track and Field Stadium.
Jensen ran the hurdles in 14.16 seconds, a personal-best, and vaulted 16 feet, 2Ü inches.
Three other Gophers won events on Saturday. Adrian Ellis took the triple jump title with a distance of 51Ü, Jason Schleuter threw the discus 193-10, and Aaron Wheatcraft won the 400 hurdles with a time of 53.53.
Also, sophomore Chad Yenchesky provisionally qualified for the NCAA Championships in the shot put with a personal-best 58«.
The Big Ten Outdoor Championships are next for both the men’s and women’s teams. The Championships will be held in University Park, Pa., this Saturday and Sunday.
Women’s track
On the women’s side of the Last Chance Meet, the Gophers won four events.
Renee Kalmbach won the 800-meter run in 2:28.38, Carrie Daniels ran a 68.4 to win the 400 hurdles, and Joan Erickson and Tanya Simonsen won the shot put and javelin, respectively.
Erickson tossed a season-best 47-5¬. Simonsen, a week after setting a personal best with a throw of 165-2, threw 163-8 in the javelin.