Among Big Ten programs, the Gophers stand second in the rankings behind only Michigan in 14th.
Sean Donnelly posted the top all-time finish and performance by a Gopher hammer thrower to earn First Team honors.
Representing the Maroon & Gold are Sean Donnelly (hammer throw), Mitch Hechsel (800 meters) and the 4x400 meter relay squad of Goaner Deng, Brad Neumann, Nate Roese and Jack Wellenstein.
The Gophers totaled 282 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2015-16 academic year.
The Gophers totaled 283 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2015-16 academic year.
2016 Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championship (Day Two)
2016 Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championships (Day Three)
2016 | REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE SEASON
Outdoor: Won the 4x400 relay at the Stanford Invitational with a time of 3:07.54.
2015 | REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON
Indoor: Recorded victories at the Northwest Open (setting a lifetime best in the 60 meter), the Wisconsin Duel, and the Jack Johnson Classic. Outdoor: Competed in the Baldy Castillo Invitational, the Stanford Invitational, the Texas Invitational, and the UW La Crosse Eagle Invitational.
2014 | REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON
Indoor: At the 2014 Northwest Open took home the title in the 200 meter dash with a time of 22.23 seconds • at the 2014 Jack Johnson Classic placed 29th in the 60 meter while competing unattached with a time of 7.17 seconds • at the same event won the 200 meter dash unattached with a time of 22.06 seconds • at the Snowshoe Open, competed unattached in the 60 meter and placed first with a time of 6.94 seconds • at the same event, finished first while competing unattached in the 200 meter dash with a time of 22.02 seconds. Outdoor: Finished 4th in the 200 meters with a time of 21.69 seconds at the Baldy Castillo Invitational • at the Stanford Invitational finished tied for fourth in the 200 meters with a time of 21.65 seconds • won the Tom Cat Twilight in the 200 meters with a time of 21.52 seconds • placed 6th in the Musco Twilight in the 200 meters with a time of 22.01 seconds • finished 11th in the 100 meter dash at the Musco Twilight with a time of 11 seconds • won the 200 meters with a time of 21.70 seconds at the UW La Crosse Eagle Open • competed at the 2014 Big Ten Championships in the 200 meters and finished with a time of 21.81 seconds.
2013 | REDSHIRT SEASON
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Kinesiology Major. • Hometown: Peshtigo, Wisconsin. • Son of Mary and Mark Neumann. • Has a brother, Ross, and a sister, Claire. • Relatives Tim and Mark Neumann wrestled at Nebraska. • Uncle Tom Neumann played football at Wisconsin and for the New England Patriots. • Uncle Bob Neumann ran track at Marquette. • Favorite sports memory was winning the 100 meter dash as a junior in high school. • Enjoys playing volleyball and water sports. • Coached by Jim Stillman and Rick Neumann. • All-State in 2012 for Cross Country. • Played club track for the Green Bay Mercury.
Blankenship, Mead Shine in Olympic Finals
Mead and Blankenship recorded the best Olympic finishes by Gophers since Staffan Strand finished sixth in the high jump for Sweden during the 2000 Olympics in Sydney.
Blankenship Punches Ticket to Olympic Final
Ben Blankenship (1,500) and Hassan Mead (5,000) will run in Olympic finals on Saturday night.
Mead Moves on to Olympic 5,000 Final
Mead races in the 5,000 meter final at Olympic Stadium on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. CT.