Jonathan Webb, Derek Wiebke and Shane Streich highlighted the opening day of competition for the Maroon & Gold with Webb moving on in the 200 meters and Wiebke and Streich advancing in the 1,500 meters.
Kieran McKeag (hammer throw), Shane Streich (mile) and Nick Rink (3,000 meter steeplechase) picked up event titles for the Maroon & Gold at Drake Stadium.
The Maroon & Gold continue the 2017 Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday and Sunday at Penn State's Nittany Lion Outdoor Track.
The meet kicks off on Friday at 3 p.m. CT while Saturday's action begins at 10 a.m. CT.
Field events for the Minnesota Open begin at 11 a.m. CT with running events set to begin at 12:30 p.m.
Big Ten Indoor Championships
Lawrence's Personal Records
2015 | REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON
Indoor: Placed second in the 5000 meter at the 2015 Snowshoe Open with a time of 15:24.69. Outdoor: Competed in the Baldy Castillo Invitational, the Carelton Relays, the Bolstroff Twilight, and the Musco Twilight.
2014 | REDSHIRT SEASON
Indoor: At the 2014 Snowshoe Open finished 17th in the 1 mile run with a time of 4:29.04. Outdoor: Unattached at the 2014 Hamline Invitational placed 14th in the 1500 meters with a time of 4:13.12 • finished 29th unattached at the Meet of the UnSaintly in the 1500 meters with a time of 4:16.31.
A 2013 graduate of Foley High School • three-time all-state honoree • two-time Minnesota Class A 3,200 meter state champion (2012, 2013) • helped Foley High School to the 2013 Minnesota Class A State Track & Field Championship as a senior • posted a pair of top-five performances at the state cross country meet in his prep career, finishing third as a junior in 2011 and second as a senior in 2012 • two-time conference and section cross country champion (2011, 2012) • his mother, Mona Bommersbach, was his high school cross country coach while he also ran for track & field coach David Dahlstrom.
Born March 24, 1995 • son of Tom Lawrence and Mona Bommersbach • double majoring in sport management and business and marketing education.
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.
'U' Heads to Hayward for NCAAs
6/4/2018 - M. Track & Field
Representing the Gophers will be Obsa Ali (3,000 meter steeplechase), Ryan Lockard (high jump) and Kieran McKeag (hammer throw).