Aaron Bartnik
Aaron  Bartnik


Eden Prairie, Minn.

High School:
Eden Prairie HS



Gophers Open Up Drake Relays

Meanwhile at Macalester's Bolstorff Twilight, Matt Welch (3:57.57) and Charlie Lawrence (4:04.02) paced the 1,500 meters, finishing first and second, respectively.


Bartnik, 4x100 Relay Pace First Day at UVA

The Gophers close out the weekend on Saturday, continuing action at the Virginia Challenge while also sending a contingency of competitors to the Carlelton Relays in Northfield, Minn.


Donnelly Shatters School Record in Debut

Sean Donnelly (hammer throw) and Aaron Bartnik (3,000 meter steeplechase) picked up wins for the Gophers on Friday.


Gophers Net Three Wins in Outdoor Debut

Bachinski hit an outdoor personal record of 2.13 meters to win the event, following up Sean Donnelly's school record victory in the hammer throw and Aaron Bartnik's victory in the 3,000 meter steeplechase on Friday.


Gophers Climb to Third-Place Finish at B1G Meet

Goaner Deng, Gian Ferretti and Ryan Lockard were named Second Team All-Big Ten honorees for the Maroon & Gold.


2016 Drake Relays (Day One)

2016 Drake Relays (Day One)

Bartnik's Personal Records

Three career wins in three different events • ranks sixth all-time at Minnesota in the indoor 3,000 meters (8:05.45) and ranks 10th all-time at Minnesota in the outdoor 3,000-meter steeplechase (8:50.37)  two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree • CoSIDA Academic All-District honoree (2015) • USTFCCCA All-Academic honoree (2015) • two-year letter winner (2014-2015)

3,000 meters: 2015 Minnesota/Wisconsin Dual

3K steeplechase: 2016 Baldy Castillo Invitational 
1500: 2014 Carleton Relays

Indoor: Competed in the 5,000 meters, the 3,000 meters and the mile run • posted four top-five finishes including a runner-up showing in the mile at the Jack Johnson Invitational • represented the Gophers at the 2015 Big Ten Indoor Track & Field Championships. 

Opened the outdoor season with a 3,000-meter steeplechase win at the Baldy Castillo Invitational, clocking a 9:03 • ran a 8:50.37 in the Virginia Challenge 3,000-meter steeplechase to finish fifth -- a personal record that ranks 10th all-time at Minnesota • helped the Maroon & Gold to a fourth-place finish in the 4x1,600 meter relay at the Drake Relays. 


Indoor: Competed in the mile, the 3,000 meters, the 5,000 meters and the 4x400 meter relay • totaled four top-five finishes • finished second in the mile at the Northwest Open with a time of 4:11.30 • helped the Gophers capture the inaugural Minnesota/Wisconsin Dual with a win in the 3,000 meters at 8:39.30 • his time of 8:05.45 in the Iowa State Classic 3,000 meters was the sixth-best performance in program history • ran in both the 3,000 meters and the 5,000 meters at the Big Ten indoor meet. 

Outdoor: Competed in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, the 5,000 meters and the 4x1,600 meter relay • posted a pair of top-five finishes • ran in both the 3,000-meter steeplechase and the 5,000 meters at the Big Ten outdoor meet • represented the Gophers in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the NCAA West Regional. 

Indoor: Finished eighth at the Snowshoe Open with a time of 1:55.35 in the 800 meters • finished fifth in the 3,000 meters at the Bill Bergan Invitational with a time of 8:15.41.

Outdoor: Won the Carleton Relays in the 1,500 meters with a time of 3:55.09 • placed third in the UW-La Crosse Open 1,500 meters with a time of 3:55.00 • finished fifth at the 2014 Drake Relays in the 5,000 meters with a time of 14:14.95 • finished 20th in the 5000 meters at the Big Ten Championships with a time of 14:31.26.

Ran the mile at the Snowshoe Open finishing in 18th with a time of 4:26.53.

Outdoor: Ran the 3,000 meters at the John McDonnell Invitational finishing second whith a time of 8:47.13 • also took fifth in the 3,000 meters at the Iowa Musco Invitational.

Graduated from Eden Prairie in 2011 • high school coaches were Jeff Lindlief and Bruce Kivimaki • two time all-state selection • three time all conference in cross country • two time Section 6AA Cross Country Champion • AA Individual State Cross Country Champion in 2009 • NXN Heartland Regional Champion (15:33 in the 5K) • Minnesota Boys Cross Country Gatorade Runner of the Year • finished 29th in the state championship as a sophomore, first as a junior and third overall as a senior • took eighth in the state championships in Nordic Skiing as a senior • graduated with honors and a gold cord after earning a 3.9 GPA.

Born on January 2, 1993 • son of Dan and Julene Bartnik • majoring in electrical engineering • enjoys playing ping-pong, soccer and unicycling.


Gophers Garner 11 Titles at St. Thomas


The University of Minnesota men’s track & field program locked up 11 individual titles on Wednesday evening at St Thomas’ Tommie Twilight.

Donnelly Earns Sixth Hammer Throw Victory


Donnelly was one of six Gophers throwers in action at the meet - all of whom posted top-10 finishes.

Gophers Add Three Top-10 Finishes at Drake


The Maroon & Gold closed out the Drake Relays on a rain-soaked day in Des Moines.

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