A day after helping the Gophers to the squad's third 4x800 meter relay title in as many years, Travis Burkstrand and Harun Abda put together a 1-2 finish in the 800 meters on Saturday in front of a sellout crowd of 14,504.
The Gophers contingency clocked a winning time of 7:26.49 to highlight the second day of action at the national meet and post the fourth-best time in the NCAA this year in the 4x800 meter relay.
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.