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).
Blankenship Joins Mead on Olympic Team
A native of Stillwater, Minn., Blankenship took third in the 1,500 meter final at Hayward Field, clocking a 3:36.18.
Mead Punches Olympic Ticket
The Minneapolis, Minn., native ran a 13:35.70 at Hayward Field to earn his first bid to the Olympics.
Blankenship Paces Semis at Olympic Trials
The Stillwater, Minn., native led the field with a time of 3:44.24 in Friday's semifinals.