Golden Nuggets for 03.03.09

Some big news in the minor sports this week. Hats off to the Men's and Women's track team for both winning the Big Ten Indoor Track and Field Championships.

The men won their second title in school history.  Minnesota finished the Championships with five Big Ten titlists with Aaron Studt winning the shot put, Hassan Mead the 3,000 and 5,000 meters, R.J. McGinnis the heptathlon and Matt Fisher the high jump.

For the women it was their third in a row.  Minnesota entered the final race 5.5 points ahead of Michigan and 9.0 points in front of Penn State. Penn State won the race, but the Gophers iced the Big Ten team title with a fourth-place showing. Of course, Minnesota looked one last time to Heather Dorniden, who anchored the relay after the baton was carried first by Adrienne Thomas, Chioma Omeoga and Julie Schwengler.

"It was relaxing knowing we had Heather as our anchor," added Bingle. "But we had the advantage of having seven women warming up for the event. We had so many women ready to put it on the line. We have so much depth of runners that could run a fast 400 for us."

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