The Gophers finished sixth out of 16 teams in the relay competitions as Minnesota competed in four of the seven relays, totaling 13 points.
The Gophers dominated the field events with five wins while adding two on the track.
Minnesota heads into the championship season next weekend with the 2018 Big Ten Indoor Track & Field Championships at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio.
Among the Maroon & Gold competitors were titles from Zach Nelson in the 200 meters (22.43), Clayton Johnson in the 600 meters (1:21.94) and Anthony Fleischfresser in the high jump (2.00 meters, 6-06.75 ft.).
A graduate of East Ridge High School • helped East Ridge capture the 2017 MSHSL Class AA State Championship – the first state title in program history • claimed two state titles as a senior in 2017 – winning the 4x400 meter relay (3:20) and the 4x200 meter relay (1:27.19) • added a second-place finish in the 300h (38.11) • two-time all-state honoree (2016, 2017) • four-time all-conference selection (2014-17) and five-time conference champion – winning three titles in 2017 (300h, 4x200, 4x400) and two titles in 2016 (4x400, 4x800) • owns five East Ridge High School records – the 300h (37.82), the 110h (15.1), the 4x800 (8:02), the 4x400 (3:18.93) and the 4x200 (1:27.19) • named East Ridge’s MVP as a senior • competed for Shannon Rainey as well as Lloyd Ness, Kieta Cline, Kelsey Joson and Abby Adkins • earned a total of seven athletic letters in high school (four in track, two in soccer, one in basketball) as well as four academic letters • helped East Ridge to a state runner-up performance in soccer as a junior • also competed at New Balance Nationals.
Native of Woodbury, Minn. • son of Kent and Karen Sieffert • mother played soccer at Macalester • father played basketball at Michigan Tech • has one sister, Bridgette.
Four Gophers Earn Academic All-America Nods
6/21/2018 - M. Track & Field
Representing the Maroon & Gold are Second Team honorees Derek Wiebke and Madeline Strandemo and Third Team selections Temi Ogunrinde and Kiley Sabin.
Three 'U' Alums Set for USATF Championships
6/20/2018 - M. Track & Field
Representing the Maroon & Gold are Sean Donnelly in the hammer throw, Harun Abda in the 800 meters and Hassan Mead in the 1,500 meters.
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.