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 punched his ticket to next month's NCAA championships in Oregon after leading the 3,000 meter steeplechase field with a time of 8:36.49 -- a mark that stands as the fastest time in the NCAA this season.
Outdoor All-Americans Obsa Ali and Jackson Wellenstein lead the Maroon & Gold into competition with the action slated to run May 24-26 at Sacramento State’s Hornet Stadium.
Minnesota returns to action with the 2018 NCAA West Preliminary, May 24-26, in Sacramento, Calif.
Behind Ali's 10 points as 3,000 meter steeplechase champion, the Gophers recorded 25 points on Saturday to jump up to sixth in the team standings ahead of Sunday's final day of competition.
A 2017 graduate of Kettle Moraine High School • set a Kettle Moraine High School record to cature the Wisconsin Division I state 4x400 title in 2017 at 3:18.10 and also was the state runner-up in the 400 meters as a senior • an all-state track honoree in 2016 and 2017 and a four-year all-conference honoree • a four-time Classic 8 conference champion, winning back-to-back titles in the 200 meters and the 400 meters as a junior and as a senior • a nine-time letter winner (four in track, three in basketball, two in football) • owns school records in the 400 meters (47.98), the 600 meters (1:20) and the 4x400 meter relay (3:18.10) • a second team all-conference wide reciever in football and an honorable mention all-conference shooting guard in basketball • competed for Mike Dussault, Kevin Yarbrough, Brad Bestor, Justin Gumm and David Pfeiffer as a prep.
Born on March 7, 1998 • son of Brian and Bobbi Psicihulis • has a twin brother, Nick • father played college football and basketball at Huron University and South Dakota State University • lists Kettle Moraine's big comeback to win the 4x400 state championship as a senior as his most memorable sports thrill.
Three 'U' Alums Set for USATF Championships
6/20/2018 - M. Track & Field
Representing the Maroon & Gold are Sean Donnelly in the hammer throw, Harun Abda in the 800 meters and Hassan Mead in the 1,500 meters.
Obsa Ali Captures NCAA Steeplechase Crown
6/8/2018 - M. Track & Field
Ali claimed the program's first national championship in the steeplechase by breaking his own school record at 8:32.23 on Friday night at Hayward Field.
Ali Advances to NCAA Steeplechase Final
6/6/2018 - M. Track & Field
Competing at historic Hayward Field at the University of Oregon, Ali led the semifinal field with a time of 8:39.17 on Wednesday to advance to Friday's final at 7:54 p.m. CT.