June 5, 2013
After claiming All-America honors and his second-straight Big Ten title in 2012, Minnesota senior Quentin Mege continues to find success on the field and in the classroom for the Gophers track and field team. The Chelles, France native broke his own school hammer throw record with a throw of 221-05 ft. to earn honors at the Baldy Castillo Invitational – the mark stands as the best throw in the Big Ten this season and the seventh best performance in the nation. The senior was hampered for most of the season by a broken hand but returned to finish second at the Big Ten Championships behind teammate Micah Hegerle – the duo have now combined for four-straight conference titles. The Second Team All-Big Ten selection qualified for the NCAA West Regionals and finished second with a toss of 217-07 ft., earning Mege a trip to the NCAA Championships. Mege has mirrored that success in the classroom, graduating with a 3.92 grade point average in mechanical engineering and enrolling in graduate school this season. A Capital One Academic All-American and a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar in 2012, Mege has again been nominated for academic honors in his final season with the Maroon and Gold.