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« on: February 16, 2011, 07:16:56 am »

Ben Peterson Earns Big Ten Weekly Award
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Minnesota senior Ben Peterson was named the Big Ten Field Event Athlete of the Week after his winning performance in the pole vault at the Iowa State Classic last weekend. Peterson, the defending Big Ten champion, cleared a career-best height of 17 feet, 9 inches to mark the fifth-best vault in Gopher history. Peterson’s vault currently ranks first in the Big Ten and fourth in the nation this season.

This is the first Big Ten weekly award of Peterson’s career and second for the Gophers during the 2011 indoor season.

Minnesota hosts the Snowshoe Open on Friday, the Gophers’ final tune-up for the Big Ten Indoor Championships.

http://www.gophersports.com//ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=8400&ATCLID=205096658

Sonnenberg Earns Big Ten Weekly Award
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Minnesota senior pole vaulter Samantha Sonnenberg earned a share of the Big Ten Field Event Athlete of the Week award for her performance last weekend at the Iowa State Classic. Sonnenberg shared this week’s honor with Michigan State thrower Beth Rohl.

Sonnenberg won the title at the Iowa State Classic, clearing a season-best height of 13 feet, 9 1/4 inches. The mark is currently the top vault in the Big Ten this season.

This is Sonnenberg’s first career Big Ten Field Event Athlete of the Week award.

Minnesota hosts the Parents’ Day Open on Saturday. the Gophers’ final tune-up for the Big Ten Championships.

http://www.gophersports.com//ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=8400&ATCLID=205096282
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« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2011, 07:17:31 am »

Nice weekend for the Gopher vaulters!  Congratulations!
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« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2011, 07:19:31 am »

Sonnenberg Grabs Another Big Ten Honor
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Minnesota senior Samantha Sonnenberg earned her second consecutive Big Ten Field Event Athlete of the Week accolade after her performance at the Parents’ Day Open on Saturday. Sonnenberg cleared a season-best height of 13 feet, 11 1/4 inches to win the title in the pole vault. The Gopher All-American owns the top vault in the Big Ten this season and is the top seed heading into this weekend’s Big Ten Indoor Track & Field Championships at Purdue.
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