The University of Minnesota men’s track & field program picked up a trio of top-10 performances in the discus over the weekend at Hamline’s Meet of the UnSaintly.
Meanwhile, four unattached Gopher freshmen picked up titles at Concordia-St. Paul's Holst Invitational on Saturday at SeaFoam Stadium in St. Paul.
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.
Mac Riedy picked up the first win of the season for Minnesota in Brookings on Friday night.
2015 | REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON
Indoor Season: In shot put competition, placed fourth three times (Minnesota Open, Wisconsin Dual, and Snowshoe Open) including setting a new personal record of 16.74 meters at the Wisconsin Duel. • Placed 23rd at the B1G Indoor Championships. Outdoor: In discus play had top finishes at the Hamline Twilight placing fourth and placing fifth in the Tom Cat Twilight. • In the shot put, finished fourth at the Carelton Relays and third in the Golden Bear Twilight.
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).
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.
Mead Wins USATF 10,000 Meters
Mead’s title on Friday snapped Galen Rupp’s streak of eight consecutive USATF 10,000 meter championships.
Incoming Gophers Earn Track & Field Honors
Dawson LaRance was named the Montana Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year and Hunter Lucas was named the North Dakota Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year.