Members of the Gophers women's track and field team won seven events Saturday in the Minnesota Open at the University of Minnesota Fieldhouse.
Lyndsey Thorpe won the weight throw with the third-best toss in program history (64-8½), Kiley Sabin won the shot put, and Heta Tuuri the high jump.
In running events, Emma Spagnola won the 60-meter hurdles in a meet-record 8.54 seconds, Emerald Egwin won the 200 in a career-best time of 25:05, and Liz Berkholtz won the mile in a career-best 4:59.80. The 4x400 relay also won.
Gemechu Godi of the Gophers won the 60 and Gian Ferretti the weight throw in the men's competition.
U swimmers sweep
The Gophers men's and women's swimming teams both won two, two-day dual meets in Denver.
The men defeated Denver 199.50-152.50 and Brigham Young 221.50-130.50. Junior diver Matt Barnard broke the pool record in 1-meter diving (372.40). T he 200 medley relay and 400 freestyle relay also set pool marks; Daryl Turner and Paul Fair swam on both relays.
The women beat Denver 201-151 and BYU 282-70. Senior Lauren Votava broke two individual pool records in the 100 and 200 freestyles (49.86 and 1:49.01) and swam on four relays that broke pool marks.
Zoe Avestruz took first in the 50 freestyle and 100 backstroke. Danielle Nack won the 100 and 200 butterflies. Diver Yu Zhou swept 1- and 3-meter diving with pool records (333.30 and 343.55).
• The Gophers beat Maryland 195.425-193.150 in Big Ten women's gymnastics at the Sports Pavilion. Senior Lindsay Mable of Minnesota won the all-around, sweeping the individual events.
• The No. 23 Gophers men's tennis team opened its spring home season with two dominating victories, beating DePaul and South Dakota State both by 7-0 scores at the Baseline Tennis Center.