May 3, 2007

Gopher Championship Weekend - minor sports edition

Last weekend was a banner week for some of the minor sports at the U. Here is a quick rundown of their successes...

Mens Golf - the mens golf team rallied from 9 strokes down in the final day to tie Michigan State and earn co-Big Ten Conference Champs, their 7th in team history. Gopher senior Brian La'Cassie needed to birdie the final hole and he came through. La'Cassie and sr. Naill Turner were named first-team All Big Ten.

Women's Rowing - In only their 7th season of competition the women's rowing squad (club, crew, ship?) won their first Big Ten Championship. This may be the 1st and only mention of rowing on my blog, but hats off to them .

Women's Track and Field (aka WTF) - an impressive performance at the Drake Relays. Only the 3rd team in the 98 year history of this event to win the Drake Relays Triple Crown (4x1600, 4x800 and Distance Medley). Also the ever popular 4x800 group set a 2006-07 world's best time and a Drake Relays record.

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