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.
Gophers Earn USTFCCCA Academic Merits
Eight Gophers earned individual honors while Minnesota also earned USTFCCCA All-Academic Team honors.
Blankenship Joins Mead on Olympic Team
A native of Stillwater, Minn., Blankenship took third in the 1,500 meter final at Hayward Field, clocking a 3:36.18.
Mead Punches Olympic Ticket
The Minneapolis, Minn., native ran a 13:35.70 at Hayward Field to earn his first bid to the Olympics.