A day after helping the Gophers to the squad's third 4x800 meter relay title in as many years, Travis Burkstrand and Harun Abda put together a 1-2 finish in the 800 meters on Saturday in front of a sellout crowd of 14,504.
The Minnesota men's outdoor track and field team scored 99 points in a winning effort at the 2013 Macalester/Bolstorff Twilight on Thursday night. The Gophers earned four individual titles for the program's second-straight team title at the meet.
2012 Season - Indoor: Did not compete. Outdoor: NCAA West Preliminary competitor in discus, recording the seventh-best throw in school history (183-3, or 55.85m) finished sixth in the discus at the Big Ten Championships with a throw of 182-1 (55.50m) won the discus at the Texas Relays with a throw of 181-7 (55.34m) also won the Bolstorff Twilight (179-7) and Hamline Invite (174-10) placed third at the Aztec Invite with a throw of 170-0 (51.81m) Academic All-Big Ten.
High School:A 2010 graduate of Ames High School high school coach was Pat Lawler 2010 Iowa state champion in discus with a throw of 186-10 two-time Central Iowa Metropolitan League champion holds school record in discus (192-11) also lettered twice in football.
Personal: Born December 3, 1991 intends to major in computer science son of Monica Howard-Martin and Judson Wilmott has two siblings, Erin Martin and Devin Wilmott sister, Erin, played volleyball at Minnesota (2001-04) enjoys playing Settlers of Catan.
Member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee:
What community service projects have you been involved in this year?
Hope Day Festival, Griak Invitational, Cystic Fibrosis
Are you a SAAC representative? If so, for how many years?
First year as Track rep.
Are you on any of the SAAC committees? If so, which one(s)?
Career Planning Committee
What is your favorite part about SAAC?
The chance to learn leadership skills.
How many Maroon Madness events have you attended this year?