Nine Golden Gophers maintained a perfect 4.0 grade-point average during the 2014-15 academic year.
The Gophers continue the Big Ten meet, including the final five events of the decathlon, on Saturday with the action concluding on Sunday.
The Gophers claimed 11 personal records at Saturday's Musco Twilight.
Goaner Deng contributed 20 points with an individual title in the 800 meters and then adding a second title as part of the 4x400 meter title squad.
Minnesota will honor its seven seniors during the final home meet of the 2015 season on Friday.
Men's Track and Field at Big Ten Track 05.17.15
Zutz's Personal Records
2015 | REDSHIRT JUNIOR SEASON
Indoor: Competed in the Wisconson Duel (finishing second in the 3000 meter), the Iowa State Classic, and the B1G Indoor Championships. Outdoor: Competed in the Hamline Invitational and the Musco Twilight - placing second in the 3000 meters.
2014 | REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE SEASON
Indoor: At the 2014 Jack Johnson Classic finished 9th in the 1 mile run with a time of 4:15.69 • in the 3000 meters placed 5th with a time of 8:18.40 at the 2014 Bill Bergan Invitational • at the 2014 Washington Huskies Classic finished 12th in the 5000 meters with a time of 14:30.82 • took home the title in the 5000 meters with a time of 14:33.31 at the 2014 Snowshoe Open • placed 19th in the 5000 meters at the Big Ten Championships with a time of 14:31.89. Outdoor: Placed 7th at the Hamline Invitational in the 1500 meters with a time of 3:59.59 • at the 2014 Musco Twilight placed 10th in the 1500 meter with a time of 3:56.79 • took 13th in the 10,000 meters at the Mt. SAC Relays with a time of 29:59.14 • placed 18th in the 10,000 meters at the Big Ten Championships with a time of 30:21.89.
2013 | REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON
Indoor: Ran the mile at the Snowshoe Open finishing eighth (4:15.89) • took ninth in the mile at the Jack Johnson Classic finishing with a time of 4:18.22 • ran the 3,000 meters at the Big Ten Championships finishing 23rd (8:31.35)• finished eighth at the Bill Bergan Invitational in the 3,000m with a time of 8:20.39 • ran the 60m hurdles at the Iowa State Classic finishing 11th (8:21). Outdoor: Competed in the 5000 meters at the Stanford Invitational finishing 18th with a time of 14:41.81• finished the 1500m in third at the Hamline Unsaintly (3:58.16)• took fourth at the Tom Cat Invitational• finished 16th with a time of 3:58.00 in the Baldy Castillo• Academic All-Big Ten.
2012 | REDSHIRT SEASON
Graduated from St. Francis High School in 2011 • high school coaches were Becki Hanson and Andy Forbort • Competed at State Meet in 1600m and 3200m all four years • Academic All State • All-State both junior and senior years in both 1600m and 3200m •holds School Records in 4x800 (8:12), 1600 (4:16), and 3200m (9:16) • team captain for the track team in both junior and senior years• Cross Country State Champion senior year
Born on April 20, 1993 • son of Greg Zutz and Betsy Rock-Zutz • majoring in engineering • has one sister, Maria • enjoys camping, eating, being outdoors and spending time with friends/family.
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