Aaron Bartnik
Aaron  Bartnik

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Eden Prairie, Minn.

High School:
Eden Prairie HS

Event:
Distance


05/19/2016

Gophers Send 19 to NCAA Prelims

The Gophers will compete at the 2016 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field West Preliminary Round, May 26-28, at Rock Chalk Park in Lawrence, Kan.

05/15/2016

Gophers Finish Seventh at B1G Meet

The Maroon & Gold totaled 72 points over the three-day meet.

05/14/2016

Wieland Defends Big Ten Decathlon Crown

The Gophers junior is the fifth man in Big Ten history to repeat as Big Ten decathlon champion and the second Gopher to do so.

04/28/2016

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.

04/22/2016

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.

05/15/2016

2016 Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championship (Day Two)

2016 Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championship (Day Two)

05/15/2016

2016 Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championships (Day Three)

2016 Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championships (Day Three)

04/28/2016

2016 Drake Relays (Day One)

2016 Drake Relays (Day One)

Bartnik's Personal Records

CAREER NOTES & HONORS
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)

CAREER WINS
Indoor
3,000 meters: 2015 Minnesota/Wisconsin Dual

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

2016 | SENIOR SEASON
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. 

Outdoor:
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. • placed third in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, and fourth in the 5,000-meter run at the Big Ten Championships.

2015 | JUNIOR SEASON

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. 

2014 | SOPHOMORE SEASON
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.

2013 | FRESHMAN SEASON
Indoor:
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.

HIGH SCHOOL
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.

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

MORE HEADLINES

Gophers Send 19 to NCAA Prelims

5/19/2016

The Gophers will compete at the 2016 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field West Preliminary Round, May 26-28, at Rock Chalk Park in Lawrence, Kan.

Gophers Move Up to 13th in USTFCCCA Rankings

5/16/2016

The Gophers led all Big Ten programs in this week's poll as the team prepares for the 2016 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Preliminary Round, May 26-28, in Lawrence, Kan.

Gophers Finish Seventh at B1G Meet

5/15/2016

The Maroon & Gold totaled 72 points at the 2016 Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

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