Travis cleared a personal record of 14.80 meters (48-06.75 ft.) to lead the collegiate field and pick up his second triple jump victory of the 2018 outdoor campaign (Tom Cat Twilight).
Representing the Maroon & Gold at the top of the podium at Cobb Track & Angell Field were Jonathan Webb in the 400 meters, Eric Walker in the 110-meter hurdles and Ryan Lockard in the high jump.
The Gophers dominated the field events with five wins while adding two on the track.
Kieran McKeag (hammer throw), Shane Streich (mile) and Nick Rink (3,000 meter steeplechase) picked up event titles for the Maroon & Gold at Drake Stadium.
Meanwhile at the Hamline Invitational, the Gophers picked up four titles from unattached freshmen.
A 2016 graduate of Mounds View High School • a six-time all-conference selection in the Suburban East Conference (twice in cross country, twice in hockey and twice in track & field) • a 10-time letter winner (four in cross country, three in hockey, three in track & field) • a three-time state meet participant • recorded 33 goals in three years of varsity hockey and lead the team in scoring in his final two years as a prep • ran for Ross Fleming and Bill Pratt at Mounds View and played hockey for Scott Brokaw • graduated with a 4.1 GPA and received highest honors from Mounds View • named the 2015-16 Mounds View High School Student-Athlete of the Year.
Born April 15, 1998 • native of Shoreview, Minn. • son of Steve and Theresa Plasencia • has one brother, Ryan • father is Minnesota’s Director of Men’s Track & Field and Cross Country, a Gophers All-American alum and a two-time U.S. Olympian in the 10,000 meters • plans to study chemical engineering • also enjoys fishing and can solve a Rubix Cube in under a minute • lists his most memorable sports experience as scoring an overtime game-winning goal against East Ridge during his senior hockey season.
Lockard Earns Bid for NCAA Championships
5/27/2018 - M. Track & Field
A two-time All-American in the indoor high jump, Lockard punched his ticket to the NCAA championships with a fifth-place showing at Hornet Stadium on Saturday.
Ali Sets `U' Record to Punch NCAA Ticket
5/25/2018 - M. Track & Field
Ali punched his ticket to next month's NCAA championships after leading the 3,000 meter steeplechase field.
McKeag Advances to NCAA Championships
5/24/2018 - M. Track & Field
McKeag’s first throw of the day proved to be his best with a personal record of 63.97 meters (209-10 ft.).