Derek Wiebke
Derek Wiebke

RS Freshman

Kasson, Minn.

High School:
Kasson-Mantorville HS



Ali Wins 3K as Gophers Grab 11 PRs

The Gophers claimed 11 personal records at Saturday's Musco Twilight.


Gophers Tied for Third at B1G Championships

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.


Gophers Add Nine Titles at Jack Johnson

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.


Gophers Dominate in Border Battle Dual

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.


Wiebke Named Jan. MVG

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

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.

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.

High School
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.


Minnesota Mourns Loss of "Lefty" Wright


The University of Minnesota mourns the loss of long-time cross country and track & field official Ralph Eugene "Lefty" Wright.

Gophers at the 2015 Minnesota State Fair


Meet your favorite Gopher student-athletes and coaches at the Great Minnesota Get-Together.

Mead Makes International Debut in Beijing


Hassan Mead finished 15th in the 10,000 meters at the IAAF World Championships this weekend.

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