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.
The University of Minnesota men's track & field program locked up 11 individual titles on Wednesday evening at St Thomas' Tommie Twilight.
Meanwhile at Macalester's Bolstorff Twilight, Matt Welch (3:57.57) and Charlie Lawrence (4:04.02) paced the 1,500 meters, finishing first and second, respectively.
Sean Donnelly (hammer throw) and Aaron Bartnik (3,000 meter steeplechase) picked up wins for the Gophers on Friday.
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.
Miller Inspired By Rio Experience
Former Gopher student-athlete and current women's assistant coach Peter Miller attended the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as a fan.
`U' Alum Siegmeier Joins Gophers Staff
A two-time All-American and three-time Big Ten champion, Zach Siegmeier will serve as director of operations for men's track & field and cross country.
Blankenship, Mead Shine in Olympic Finals
Mead and Blankenship recorded the best Olympic finishes by Gophers since Staffan Strand finished sixth in the high jump for Sweden during the 2000 Olympics in Sydney.