The senior from Lakewood, Ill., tied for sixth in the first round of competition at the 2014 NCAA West Prelims, clearing 5.36 meters (17-07 ft.).
The Gophers list 16 team members competing in individual events at the regional meet as well as the 4x400 meter relay team.
Four returning outdoor All-Americans will lead the charge for Minnesota with two-time honoree Jacob Capek attempting to capture his third career accolade in the 4x400 meter relay.
Minnesota totaled 44 points over the three-day event at Purdue's Rankin Track & Field including several top-10 performances on Sunday in the meet finale.
Minnesota returns to action next weekend at the Big Ten championships in Lafayette, Ind.
2013 Season- Indoor: Took second in shot put at the Snowshoe Open with a throw of 57-10 1/4 (17.63) At the Big Ten Championships took ninth in shot put with mark of 57-09 (17.50m) Took second at Northwestern Open 55-09 3/4 (17.01m). Outdoor: Finished second in shot put at the Baldy Castillo with a throw of 55-00 (16.87m) took eighth in discus at the Baldy Castillo with throw of 164-05 (50.12m) saw third place finish at the Hamline Invitational in discus with a throw of 163-10 (49.95m).
‘U’ Alum Siegmeier Joins Gophers Staff
A two-time All-American and three-time Big Ten champion, Zach Siegmeier will serve as director of operations for men's track & field and cross country.
Blankenship, Mead Shine in Olympic Finals
Mead and Blankenship recorded the best Olympic finishes by Gophers since Staffan Strand finished sixth in the high jump for Sweden during the 2000 Olympics in Sydney.
Blankenship Punches Ticket to Olympic Final
Ben Blankenship (1,500) and Hassan Mead (5,000) will run in Olympic finals on Saturday night.