Aaron Bartnik
Aaron  Bartnik

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Eden Prairie, Minn.

High School:
Eden Prairie HS

Event:
Distance


06/01/2016

Bartnik, Brandt Recieve B1G Medal of Honor

This year, the conference is celebrating the 102nd anniversary of the Big Ten Medal of Honor.

06/01/2016

Brandt, Bartnik Receive B1G Medal of Honor

Aaron Bartnik and Hannah Brandt have been named recipients of this year's Big Ten Medal of Honor

06/01/2016

Gophers Earn Academic Big Ten Honors

The Gophers totaled 282 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2015-16 academic year.

06/01/2016

Gophers Earn Academic Big Ten Honors

The Gophers totaled 283 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2015-16 academic year.

05/27/2016

Donnelly, Hechsel Punch Championship Tickets

Sean Donnelly (hammer throw) and Mitch Hechsel (800 meters) both earned their first trips to the national outdoor competition.

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

Blankenship Joins Mead on Olympic Team

7/10/2016

A native of Stillwater, Minn., Blankenship took third in the 1,500 meter final at Hayward Field, clocking a 3:36.18.

Mead Punches Olympic Ticket

7/9/2016

The Minneapolis, Minn., native ran a 13:35.70 at Hayward Field to earn his first bid to the Olympics.

Blankenship Paces Semis at Olympic Trials

7/8/2016

The Stillwater, Minn., native led the field with a time of 3:44.24 in Friday's semifinals.

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