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.
The Gophers close out the weekend on Saturday, continuing action at the Virginia Challenge while also sending a contingency of competitors to the Carlelton Relays in Northfield, Minn.
Nick Bachinski picked up a win and a personal record in the high jump for the second week in a row.
The Gophers throwers totaled six personal records in Madison while Minnesota claimed three titles in La Crosse.
The Gophers claimed 11 personal records at Saturday's Musco Twilight.
2016 Drake Relays (Day One)
O'Brien's Personal Records
2015 | REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE SEASON
Indoor: At the 2015 Iowa State Classic placed 15th in the 300 meter run with a time of 9:05.00. Outdoor: Competed for the Golden Gophers at the Hamline Invitational, the Tom Cat Twilight, the Carelton Relays, the Musco Twilight and the UW La Crosse Eagle Invitational.
2014 | REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON
Indoor: In the 1 mile run at the 2014 Northwest Open finished 6th with a time of 4:17.27 • placed 12th in the 1 mile run with a time of 4:19.44 at the 2014 Jack Johnson Classic • at the 2014 Gene Glader Classic finished 6th in the 800 meters with a time of 1:59.87. Outdoor: At the 2014 Baldy Castillo Invitational placed 12th in the 1500 meters with a time of 3:52.91 • placed tenth in the 1500 meters with a time 4:04.96 at the 2014 Hamline Inviational.
2013 | REDSHIRT SEASON
Indoor: Did not compete. Outdoor: Did not compete.
‘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.
Blankenship Punches Ticket to Olympic Final
Ben Blankenship (1,500) and Hassan Mead (5,000) will run in Olympic finals on Saturday night.