Derek Storkel  
Derek Storkel

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tomah, Wis.

High School:
Tomah HS

Position:
Distance


03/23/2014

Gophers Win Three in Tempe

The Gophers also totaled four second-place finishes at the meet.

02/21/2014

Gophers Host Snowshoe Open

Junior Mark Jennings owns the Snowshoe Open shot put record at 17.65 meters (57-11 ft.) after winning the event last season.

02/21/2014

Lehman Re-Sets School Record at Snowshoe

The Gophers tallied nine individual titles on Friday in the team's final home meet of 2014.

02/21/2014

Lehman Re-Sets School Record at Snowshoe

The Gophers tallied nine individual titles on Friday in the team's final home meet of 2014.

02/13/2014

Gophers Split Up for Weekend Meets

Minnesota will compete at the Iowa State Classic as well as the Washington Husky Classic this weekend.

2013 Season- Indoor: Finished seventh in the mile at the Jack Johnson Classic with a time of 4:14.36• Finished the 3,000 meter first at the Snowshoe Open with a time of 8:27.49• finished the Bill Bergan Invitational in 15th (8:28.68).Outdoor: Finished 11th in the 1,500 meters at the Baldy Castillo with a time of 3:54.93• won the 1,500 at the Hamline Invitational (3:54.93)• finished eighth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Big Ten Championships (9:02.78)• finished ninth at the Stanford Invitational with a time of 9:04.32.

2012 Season - Indoor: Won the mile run at the Northwest Open with a time of 4:19.30 • also ran the mile at the Jack Johnson Classic (4:15.15). Outdoor: Finished 15th in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Big Ten Championships (9:02.04) • finished fourth in the 1,500 meters at the Bolstorff Twilight with a time of 3:54.96 • finished fifth in the 3,000m steeplechase at the ASU Invite (9:14.95) • also competed in the steeplechase at the Stanford Invite (9:01.75).

2011 Season- Indoor:competed in the mile run at the Snowshoe Open and placed seventh (4:14:68) • competed in the 3,000 meters in the Iowa State Classic and finished with a time of 8:33.46. Outdoor:competed in the 1,500 meters at the Musco Twilight and placed tenth (3:55.23). • competed in the 3,000 meter steeplechase at the Long Beach Invitational and finished with a season best time of 9:12.58

2010 Season: Redshirted the indoor and outdoor seasons.

Cross Country:
Varsity letterwinner as a true freshman in 2009 • a member of the Gophers' 2009 NCAA Championships lineup • redshirted 2010 season.

High School: A 2009 graduate of Tomah High School • high school coaches were Bruce Luebke, Becky Baures and Eric Eswien • the 2008 Wisconsin Division 1 cross country champion (15:26.1) • runner-up in 2007, 13th in 2006 • placed 37th in the Foot Locker Midwest Region Championship • Mississippi Valley Runner of the Year as a junior and senior • four-time all-state honoree in track • state runner-up in the 1,600 meters (4:14.42) and third in 3,200 meters (9:10.73) as a senior • honor student.

Personal: Born Feb. 13, 1991 • intends to major in kinesiology • parents are Ryan and Christine Storkel • has siblings Sam, Courtney and Samantha • hobbies include hunting and fishing.