Jacob Capek
Jacob  Capek


Rochester, Minn.

High School:
John Marshall HS



Gophers Send Five to Championships

John Simons, Dominique Howard, Jon Lehman, Wally Ellenson and Zach Siegmeier will represent the Gophers at the NCAA championships next month in Eugene, Ore.


Lehman, Ellenson Headed to Eugene

The duo join senior pole vaulter Zach Siegmeier, who qualified for the NCAA championships on Thursday.


NCAA West Prelims Preview

The Gophers list 16 team members competing in individual events at the regional meet as well as the 4x400 meter relay team.


Nineteen Gophers Qualify for NCAA Prelims

Four returning outdoor All-Americans will lead the charge for Minnesota with two-time honoree Jacob Capek attempting to capture his third career accolade in the 4x400 meter relay.


Gophers Close Out B1G Championships

Minnesota totaled 44 points over the three-day event at Purdue's Rankin Track & Field including several top-10 performances on Sunday in the meet finale.

2013 Season- Indoor: Ran the 400 meters at the Big Ten Champioships finishing fifth with a time of 47:17• At the Northwestern Open ran the 600 meter finishing first with a time of 1:20.89. Outdoor: Competed in the 400 meters at the Big Ten Championships finishing in the prelims with a time of 47:21• Also ran the 400 meters at the Stanford Invitational and John McDonnel Invitational where he took fourth and second place• Earned Second Team All-America honors.

2012 Season - Indoor: Ran the first leg for the 4x400-meter relay team that finished third with the fifth-fastest time in school history at the Big Ten Championships (3:09.52) • also led off the 4x400m team that won the Bill Bergan Invite (3:09.93), Holiday Inn Invitational (3:12.13), and Jack Johnson Classic (3:15.30) • finished fifth in the 200 meters at the Bill Bergan Invite (22.18) • placed second at the Snowshoe Open in the 200m (22.20) • finished second in the 400m at the Jack Johnson Classic (48.78) • placed fourth in the 400 meters at the Holiday Inn Invitational (49.00). Outdoor: NCAA Championships competitor in the 4x400-meter relay • qualified for NCAA West Preliminary Round in the 4x100m relay • placed eighth in the 400 meters at the Big Ten Championships with a time of 47.54 • also led off the 4x100m team that finished fifth (40.73) • won the 400m at the Tom Cat Twilight with a time of 47.88 • led off the 4x100m team that set the fifth-fastest time in school history at the Drake Relays (40.26) • also led off fourth-place 4x400m relay team (3:08.18) • finished second at the Iowa Musco Twilight (48.05) • 4x100m team also took second at both the Iowa Musco Twilight (40.82) and the ASU Invite (40.87) • 4x400 meter relay team placed second at the ASU Invite (3:11.53) • ran the 200m at the ASU Invite (21.92) • Academic All-Big Ten.

2011 Season - Indoor: competed in the 200 meters at Jack Johnson Classic ran a 22.93 • finished third in the 400 meters in the ISU Classic with a time of 48.99 • ran a 49.55 at the Big Ten Championships •took second at the Snowshoe Open with a time of 49.68 • ran a 50.16 at the Jack Johnson ClassicOutdoor:won the 400 meter dash at the St. Thomas Quad with a time of 48.01 •picked up another win in the 400 at the UWRF Falcon Invitational (48.49) • ran a 48.52 at the Big Ten Championships • won the TomCat Open after running a 48.66 All-American.

High School: A 2009 graduate of John Marshall High School in Rochester, Minn. • high school coach was Sean Allen • the Minnesota Class AA champion in the 200-meter dash • ran best time of 21.79 seconds in state prelims • lettered in football and track.

Personal: Born June 10, 1990 • intends to major in chemistry • parents are Bruce and Vivian Capek • has other siblings James, Amy and Sarah • hobbies include snowboarding and video games.


Groundbreaking for T&F Stadium Set for Friday


The University of Minnesota and Gopher Athletics will break ground on the new outdoor track & field facility on Friday, Oct. 20, at 11 a.m. CT.

Gophers Remember Steve Hoag


Hoag was a team captain, an All-American and a Big Ten champion for the Maroon & Gold, competing in cross country and track.

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.

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