Gophers women’s track and field wins Big Ten outdoor championship

The Gophers women’s track and field team won the Big Ten outdoor championship for the first time since 2018 on Sunday, finishing with 131 points in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

The Gophers captured their fourth conference title as their 4×400-meter relay team competed Jayla Campbell, Janiëlle Jozefs, Brooke Jaworski And Abigail Schaaffe won by 0.01 seconds at 3:33.34.

That was the Gophers women’s only title on Sunday, giving them three for the three-day meet after Shelby Frank won the hammer throw on Friday and Zoie Dundon won the 3,000 steeplechase on Saturday. But they scored 80 points over 12 events on the final day after finishing in third place, and got off to a good start as the 4×100 team from Odell Frye, Victory God, Zaria Black And Alliyah McNeil finished third in 44.39 seconds.

From there, the Gophers picked up a lot of points the rest of the way. Erin Reidy finished second in the 1,500; Maya Maunsbach finished third and Zaria Black fifth in the 100 hurdles; Frye and Godah finished second and third, respectively, in the 100; Godah and Frye then finished third and fourth in the 200 (separated by .004 seconds) to put the Gophers atop the standings; and then the 4×400 team took the title as Schaaffe passed Ohio State Chandler Robinson right at the end.

Nebraska came in second with 115⅓ ​​points, barely ahead of Ohio State’s 115.

On the men’s side, the Gophers added two event titles on Sunday and finished seventh. Devin Augustine won the 100, placed third in the 200 and was part of the third-place 4×100 relay with Karel Godfred, Fin Schirmer And Gary AframAnd Jak Urlacher ended the day with a win in the pole vault 18-1.

Nebraska won the game with 136 points, 50 more than second-place Iowa.

You baseball meetings

The Gophers baseball team scored 11 runs in the final two at-bats and rallied for a 15-12 victory over Michigan State at Siebert Field.

Trailing 12-4 in the bottom of the eighth, the Gophers scored six runs to pull within 12-10.

In the ninth, the Gophers tied the score on an RBI single from Josh Fitzgerald and a runs-scoring groundout Boston Merila. Drew Berkland completed the comeback with a three-run homer to left field.

Ike Mezzenga went 3-for-5 with two home runs and four RBI and Jake Perry went 4-for-6 with a two-run homer for the Gophers, who had 16 hits.

The Gophers (23-22, 9-12 Big Ten) close out the regular season with a three-game series at Northwestern beginning Thursday.

Reynoso update

Long-absent Minnesota United star Emanuel Reynoso has returned from Argentina, but is a long way from playing for the Loons.

A team spokesperson said the Loons have “outlined clear steps he must complete before he can reintegrate with the first team.”

Reynoso left the team in late March and returned to his native Argentina to resolve a green card issue. He then missed an appointment, which brought that process to a standstill and created obvious friction with the team.


• PWHL Minnesota will play at Xcel Energy Center for only the second time since March 24 when it plays Toronto on Monday in Game 3 of their best-of-five playoff series. Minnesota, loser of seven in a row, was eliminated in each of its first two games in Toronto.