The Gophers women's weight throwers had a memorable day Saturday at the Jack Johnson Classic at the University of Minnesota Fieldhouse.
They took the top five spots, and four of their throws were among the top seven in program history. All five broke the meet record as well.
Senior Agnes Esser won with a throw of 68-10½ (third best all-time), followed by Kaitlyn Long (68-1½), Nayoka Clunis (67-4¾), Temi Ogunrinde (65-10¼) and Nina Horvath (65-5½).
"I'm so proud of our weight crew," tweeted Peter Miller, the Gophers assistant coach for throws. "The energy, support and competition in this crew is inspiring. The results are pretty cool too."
Other winners for No. 11 Minnesota on the meet's second day were Taylor Wiebke in the high jump (5-9¾), Kiley Sabin (52-7¼) in the shot put and Emma Spagnola in the 60 hurdles (8:41).
In the men's meet, Teddy Frid of the Gophers won the heptathlon with a score of 5,581, 10th best in program history, and seven teammates also won event titles.
U gymnasts split
Shane Wiskus, a freshman from Spring Park and Mound Westonka High School, won the all-around with 82.550 points to lead the Gophers men's gymnastics team to a home victory in a three-team meet. The scores: Minnesota 405.900, Iowa 395.450 and Minnesota club team 298.100.
Wiskus tied for first in parallel bars with teammate Shaun Herzog (13.950). Other Gophers who won individual events were Vitali Kan in floor exercise (13.950), Alex Wittenberg in vault (14.600) and Tristan Duran in horizontal bars (14.000).
• The women's team lost to Ohio State 196.775 to 195.755. Freshman Lexy Ramler of the Gophers won the all-around (39.600) and beam (9.900) and tied for first in floor exercise (9.950), an event in which her team totaled 49.550, tying the second-highest score in program history. Teammate Ivy Lu took first on bars (9.950).
U swimmers sweep
The Gophers men's and women's swimming teams closed out the regular season with a pair of Big Ten victories at the Jean Freeman Aquatic Center.
The men, ranked No. 24, beat Purdue 192-160 and Northwestern 258-93.
Bowne Becker (43.18) led a 1-2-3 Gophers sweep in the 100-yard freestyle, and Alan LeBlang (393.35) led a 1-2-3 sweep in platform diving.
In the women's meet, No. 18 Minnesota beat Purdue 212-141 and Northwestern 283-70.
The Gophers won two relays and got first-place finishes from Brooke Zeiger in the 400 individual medley (4:22.53), Zoe Aveestruz in the 100 freestyle (49.88), Danielle Nack in the 100 butterfly (52.69) and Lindsey Kozelsky in the 200 breaststroke (2:11.86).
• The Gophers men's tennis team beat Tennessee 4-3 in the ITA Kick-Off in Austin, Texas. Eli Ogilvy got the deciding point for Minnesota (1-1) at No. 5 singles, beating Nicaise Muamba 6-3, 5-7, 6-4.
• The Gophers women's tennis team beat visiting Sacramento State 6-1 and South Dakota State 7-0. Minnesota is now 3-0.