The Gophers claimed 11 personal records at Saturday's Musco Twilight.
Through five scored events at the Spire Institute in Geneva, Ohio, the Gophers hold 17.50 points - tied with Michigan State and trailing Nebraska at 39.50 and Penn State at 33.
The Gophers return to action next Saturday with a pair of regional meets - the Bethel Open in St. Paul and the Bison Open in Fargo, N.D.
The University of Minnesota men's track & field program dominated a rare dual meet on Saturday afternoon against Border Battle rival Wisconsin, picking up a 98-59 win over the Badgers.
For his community service and leadership, Derek Wiebke was named the department's Most Valuable Gopher.
Derek Wiebke Cross Country File
Wiebke's Personal Records
2015 | REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON
Indoor: Competed for the Golden Gophers at the Northwest Open (winning the 800 meter), the Wisconsin Duel, the Iowa State Classic, and the B1G Indoor Championships. Outdoor: Ran in events at the Baldy Castillo Invitational and at the Musco Twilight.
2014 | REDSHIRT SEASON
Indoor: At the 2014 Northwest Open competed unattached in the 800 meters and finsihed 3rd with a time of 1:55.66 • placed 12th at the Jack Johnson Classic in the 800 meters with a time of 1:56.69 while competing unattached • competed unattached at the Snowshoe Open in the 800 meters and placed second with a time of 1:52.85. Outdoor: At the 2014 Musco Twilight finished 7th in the 800 meters with a time of 1:51.95 • unattached at the 2014 Hamline Invitational won the 1500 meters with a time of 3:55.19.
Graduated from Kasson-Montorville Senior High School with high honors in 2013 • the 2013 MSHSL Class AA runner-up in the 800 meters, finishing in 1:53 • competed in three events at the 2013 state meet and also placed in the meet as a sophomore in 2011 • won a total of six conference titles as a prep including four in his senior season • high school coaches were Erik Myran and Travis Robertson • a three-time alll-conference honoree (twice in track, once in cross country) • earned a total of six athletic letters as a prep (four in track, one in cross country, one in basketball).
Born on September 23, 1994 • son of Dale and Vicki Wiebke • majoring in psychology • has two sisters Taylor and Tiana • father played college basketball at Winona State.
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