The Maroon & Gold return to action with the 2017 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field First Round in Austin, Texas on May 25-27.
Minnesota earned runner-up performances from All-American high jumper Ryan Lockard and the distance medley relay team of Derek Wiebke, Jackson Wellenstein, Mitch Hechsel and Shane Streich on Saturday.
The University of Minnesota men’s track & field program claimed a trio of titles at UW-La Crosse’s Ashton May Invitational while the Maroon & Gold continue competition at Arizona State’s Sun Angel Classic.
The University of Minnesota men’s track & field program kicked off the outdoor season with nine top-10 finishes at the Baldy Castillo Invitational.
Behind Wiebke's win in the mile and runner-up performances in the distance medley relay, the 600 meters and the 800 meters, the Maroon & Gold finished fifth with 67.5 points while Indiana won the men's team title with 112 points.
Big Ten Indoor Championships
2016 Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championship (Day Two)
2015 Golden Bear Twilight
2016 | REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE SEASON
Indoor Season: Won the high jump at the Northwest Open. • Took the title in the high jump at the Border Battle Duel with Wisconsin setting a new personal record with a mark of 2.14 meters (7-00.25 ft.). • For the second consecutive week, set a personal record and won the high jump, this time at the Jack Johnson Invitational with a mark of 2.15 meters (7-00.50 ft.). Outdoor: At the Baldy Castillo Invitational, won a five way jump-off to claim first place with a mark of 2.13 meters (New Personal Record, 6-11.75 ft.). • Finished fifth in the high jump with a mark of 2.07 meters at the Big Ten Championships.
2015 | REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON
Indoor Season: At the 2015 Minnesota Open, finished 4th with a throw of 15.57 meters (51-1.0 ft.) • in a dual at Wisconsin, placed fourth in the shot put with a throw of 16.74 meters (54-11.25 ft.) which stands as a new personal record • at the 2015 B1G Indoor Championships, placed 23rd with a throw of 15.27 meters (50-01.25). Outdoor: Placed fourth in the discus at the Hamline Invitational with a throw of 48.46 meters (159-00) • finished fifth in the Tom Cat Twilight discus with a throw of 48.17 meters (158-00) • Placed third in the shot put at the 2015 Golden Bear Twilight with a throw of 15.42 meters (50-07.25) • at the Wisconsin Twilight, placed tenth in the discus with a throw of 52.70 meters and 7th in the shot put with a throw of 15.45 meters.
2014 | REDSHIRT SEASON
Indoor: Did not compete. Outdoor: Unattached at the Hamline Invitational placed sixth in the shot put with a throw of 14.02 meters (46-00.00) and sixth in the discus with a throw of 50.04 meters (164-02). • placed second unattached in the shot put at the 2014 Holst Invitational with a throw of 14.50 meters (47-07.00). • unattached at the Carelton Relays finished second in the discus with a throw of 48.26 meters (158-04). • unattached at the SMU Cardinal Open finished 9th in the shot put with a throw of 12.76 meters (41-10.50) and won the jr. discus with a throw of 53.40 meters (175-02). • won the discus unattached at the Tom Cat Twilight with a throw of 49.21 meters (161-05). • won the jr. discus unattached at the Musco Twilight with a throw of 54.98 meters (180-04). • Placed 8th unattached in the discus at the USATF Jr. Championships with a throw of 55.05 meters (180-07).
Mead Set for IAAF World Championships
The men's 10,000 meters is scheduled for 3:20 p.m. CT on Friday, Aug. 4 at London Stadium.
Gophers Earn USTFCCCA Academic Honors
Jordan Charles, Ryan Lockard, Shane Streich, Derek Wiebke and Luca Wieland represented Minnesota on the individual honor roll.
Wieland, Wiebke Earn Academic All-America
A three-time Academic All-American, Wieland represented the Maroon & Gold on the Second Team while Wiebke picked up his first career honor as a Third Team selection.