Minnesota Scene: Gophers' Abda 4th in NCAA 800

  • Article by: NEWS SERVICES
  • Updated: June 7, 2013 - 11:51 PM

Seniors Harun Abda and Travis Burkstrand and freshman Wally Ellenson claimed first-team All-America honors for the Gophers on Friday at the NCAA outdoor track and field championships in Eugene, Ore.

In his final collegiate event, Abda picked up his 13th overall All-America honor with a fourth-place finish in the 800 meters in 1 minute, 47.6 seconds. Burkstrand placed eighth (1:48.24).

Ellenson tied for eighth in the high jump at 7 feet, 2½ inches, becoming the first Gopher to earn All-America honors in the outdoor high jump since Kevin Netzer in 2004.

Triathlete honored

Gwen Jorgensen of St. Paul was chosen the U.S. Olympic Committee’s female athlete of the month for May. A 2012 Olympian, Jorgensen won a World Triathlon Series event in Yokohama, Japan. Jorgensen is the first American woman in nearly 10 years to be ranked No. 1 in the world.

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