COLLEGEVILLE, Minn.– The University of Minnesota Morris men’s track & field team had its throwers come up with some big performances on Saturday as the Cougars finished in third place at the SJU Triangular.
The highlight of the day for UMN Morris came from Cody Nye. Nye’s throw of 47-1.75 (14.37 meters) in the shot put was the third-best effort in school history and was nine inches better than the runner-up finisher to get the win. Justin Robinson came in third in the event at 45-5.75 (13.86 meters).
Robinson also put points on the board for Minnesota Morris in the weight throw, finishing with a best distance of 48-3.50 (14.72 meters) and placing fourth. Luke Petersen finished a spot behind Robinson, but set a PR and moved up to sixth all-time in the event for the Cougars with a distance of 46-10.25 (14.28 meters). Robinson competed in the long jump as well, finishing in eighth place with a leap of 17-4.25 (5.29 meters).
On the track, Duncan Vandergon just missed on qualifying for the final of the 60 Meter Dash, coming in ninth in prelims with a time of 7.82 seconds. Vandergon was also 12th in the 200 Meter Dash in 25.69 seconds. In the 3,000 Meters, Grady Larsen broke the 10-minute mark and finished in 11th place with a time of 9:52.18.
Minnesota Morris begins the month of February with a trip to Bethel University of Feb. 5 for the Gene Glader Classic. Action in Arden Hills begins at 10 a.m. that day.