Luke Wieland won the heptathlon and Mitch Hechsel the 600-meter run to lead the Gophers men's team to third place in the Big Ten indoor track and field meet on Saturday in Geneva, Ohio. Minnesota had 76 points, trailing only Nebraska (127) and Illinois (86).
Wieland, a sophomore from Berlin, set a school record by compiling 5,787 points in his seven events. Hechsel won the 600 in 1 minute, 16.26 seconds. Teammate Nate Roese was second (1:16.47).
In the women's meet, Titania Markland of the Gophers was second in the 600 (1:29.91), and Devin Stanford was third in the weight throw (20.13 meters). Minnesota took ninth place with 51 points.
Big baseball rally
Right fielder Matt Fiedler had a homer, triple and single in five at-bats as the Gophers edged Florida Gulf Coast 5-4 in nonconference baseball in Fort Myers, Fla. Minnesota (2-7) fell behind 4-0 in the first inning but chipped away.
Connor Schaefbauer and Fiedler had RBI singles in the third inning, and Fiedler hit a game-tying two-run homer — the team's first long ball of the season — in the fifth. Fielder tripled in the seventh and scored the winning run on Mike Handel's single.
Dalton Sawyer started for the Gophers and pitched 6⅔ innings, allowing two earned runs. Ty McDevitt retired the final seven batters for the save.
• The Gophers finished in sixth place with 359 points in the Big Ten men's swimming and diving meet in Iowa City, Iowa. C.J. Smith took third place in the 1,650-meter freestyle with a time of 14 minutes, 52.34 seconds. Matt Barnard placed fourth in platform diving with 425.70 points.
• In women's gymnastics, the Gophers finished second behind Iowa in a three-team meet at the Sports Pavilion despite Lindsay Mable's strong efforts. The junior won the all-around with a score of 39.650 and was first in three events and second in uneven bars. The team scores: Iowa 195.000, Minnesota 194.725, New Hampshire 194.700.
• The men's gymnastics team took third, with a score of 431.65, behind Japan and Stanford in a five-team meet in Palo Alto, Calif.
• The Gophers men's tennis team lost 4-1 to North Carolina but beat Citadel 7-0 in Chapel Hill, N.C. Leandro Toledo of Minnesota, ranked No. 30, upset No. 10 Brayden Schnur of the Tar Heels 6-2, 1-1 (retired) at first singles for Minnesota's only point in the first match.