Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Spring Break... etc.

Well, we can't say we're were TOO excited to return to the great white north after a week at ASU in Tempe, Arizona. We had a great week of training in sunny Arizona, followed by a solid opening outdoor meet. Some highlights included four NCAA Regional Qualifiers... Tyler Kleinhuizen hitting a lifetime best in shot put at 56'1. Paul Hoplin going 196'3... and the vault duo of Joe Plencner and Brock Spandl both going 16'11.

I'll try to post some video highlights from the spring trip later this week.

Also, and I know this is a little delayed, but here is a video of Aaron Studt's 63'7 toss which earned him runner-up in the NCAA meet a few weeks ago (moved him from 6th to second on his last throw).

Sorry we didn't get video of the 3k... the files for the distance races are too large to post regardless!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Mead and Rombough

Mead and Rombough closed out the NCAA meet with a very good showing in the 3k ending with them both being named All-Americans and the team finishing 14th. Mead broke his own school record with his 7:56.15 to finish 4th, while Rombough ran 8:00.36 for 7th.

Also, Coach Plasencia was named Region 'Coach of the Year'!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Aaron Studt!!!

Aaron Studt got things started in a big way tonight in the shot put. To be honest, it still hasn't sunk in with his coach yet. Aaron hit a big PR to finish 2nd on his final throw (63'7)! Congrats Aaron and GO GOPHERS! Let's keep it going! Fisher, Mead and Rombough are at it tomorrow.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Aaron's Highlight Video - Thanks Aaron!

Big Ten Awards

The Big Ten Honors have come in... Congrats Men!

Steve Plasencia: Big Ten Coach of the Year
Matt Fisher: Big Ten Field Athlete of the Year
Aaron Studt: Big Ten Field Athlete of the Championships

Go Gophers!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

A Few Highlights

Here are a few video highlights from this weekend. The video takes while for me to upload on the site, so I'll put a few up each day. *Also, I'm not as biased towards field event video as it may seem, the running events are just too large of files to load most of the time. I'll try to get a few more uploaded tomorrow.

If you're looking for a little more professional video... check out the Big Ten Network on Saturday at 3pm central (4pm ET) to watch coverage of the Big Ten Championship meet!

Matt Fisher: Big Ten Champion (High Jump 7'3) 2009 Big Ten 'Field Athlete of the Year'. First attempt at 7'3 with no misses to this point...

Andy Bastian: Big Ten Runner (Weight Throw 66'3) Moved up from 8th to 2nd on final throw of indoor career...

Joe Plencner: Big Ten Runner-Up (Pole Vault 17'4) New lifetime best on first attempt...

Sean Duling: Big Ten Finalist (60-meter Hurdles) New PR of 8.11 to make the final...

Aaron Studt: Big Ten Champion (Shot Put 62'11) and 4th Place (Weight Throw) Big Ten 'Field Athlete of the Championships' here with his winning shot put toss...

Joey Schwecke: Big Ten Runner-Up (Heptathlon) New PR in high jump of 6'7 in his hep... if you look closely I believe Joey ropes a calf after his make. Ahhh, you can take Joey outta the country, but you can take the country outta Joey.

RJ McGinnis and Garret Wankel: (1st and 8th in Big Ten Heptathlon) Here is their 60-meter hurdle race...

Brock Spandl: Big Ten Runner Up (Heptathlon) and 5th Place (Pole Vault) Here with his 22'6 LJ in the Hep...

Sunday, March 1, 2009


Mead and Rombough go 1-2 in 5k ... Both breaking the indoor school record.
4x4 finishes in 3:14.49 for 7th...Team scores 135!


Weight throwers go 2-4! Bastian big pr of 66'3 for second, Studt 64'11 for
4th! Stroman 6th in 600-meter. Hept 1-2-3-8!


Ray 7th in triple, Clauer PR's in high jump to take 7th with his 6'9! Hepts
are 1-2-3-9 with the 1k remaining.


Blankenship 4th in mile final in 4:04!


Matt Fisher Big Ten Champ!!! 7'3 with no misses!

Heptathlon Score Update

RJ: 1st, Joey: 2nd. Brock: 4th, Wankel: 9th.

Heptathlon 60-meter Hurdles

RJ -8.34, Joey -8.84. Brock -8.43, Wankel -8.71.