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.
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.
Big Ten Indoor Championships
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.
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.