The Minnesota Daily

Men’s 4×400 relay enjoys breakout performance

Ben Goessling

April 7, 2003

On one of the biggest stages in college track and field, Minnesota's men's 4x400-meter relay team might finally have made the statement it has been looking for over the last three years. Minnesota's team of Mikael Jakobsson, Andy Wohlin, Adam Steele and Mitch Potter won the Cleburne Price Jr. 4x400-met...

Competitive Luogon off to fast start for women’s track team

Ben Goessling

April 4, 2003

They sing her praises on the track, but off it, sprinter Kou Luogon can't catch a break from her teammates. "We'll be playing cards or something, and if I lose, I never hear the end of it," she said. But Luogon can't say she doesn't have it coming. Minnesota's women's track and field team's prize fre...

New NCAA regional meet draws cheers, jeers

Ben Goessling

April 3, 2003

You would think Minnesota women's track and field coach Gary Wilson would be pleased with a change in the qualifying process for this spring's NCAA championships. After all, the switch from the old system - which was based solely on times and marks - to a regional qualifying meet means the Gophers w...

Men’s track loading up for run toward Big Ten outdoor title

Ben Goessling

March 26, 2003

Outside at the Bierman Track and Field Complex the air is chilly, the grass is brown and the track is littered with, well, presents from low-flying geese. But to Minnesota's men's track and field team, it might as well be May. After finishing eighth at the NCAA indoor track and field championships tw...

Marks perseveres through struggles to NCAA meet

Ben Goessling

March 13, 2003

When the NCAA Women's Indoor Track and Field Championships begin Friday in Fayetteville, Ark., senior Shani Marks will compete in the triple jump as Minnesota's only representative. Her place on a pedestal is somewhat appropriate, because Marks has overcome injury and team turmoil to emerge as the Go...

Time running out on relay team’s chance for big finish

Ben Goessling

March 12, 2003

It's a sight that has become commonplace to track and field fans at Minnesota: the men's 4x400-meter relay team leaving opponents, expectations and records in its wake, almost sneering at the clock while defying the passage of its time. But there's another clock ticking, one Mitch Potter, Andy Wohlin, A...

Track teams post solid performances

Sam Campanaro

January 21, 2003

The Minnesota Open on Saturday was expected to be a typical second meet for the Gophers women's track and field team. Get the jitters out, let some younger athletes get some experience, and let the veterans do what they know how to do. Instead, the Gophers dominated. Still, head coach Gary Wilson sees...