The Gophers contingency will head to the West region preliminary meet in Austin, Texas (University of Texas) with competition set for May 23-25. Qualifiers from the west regional will compete at the 2013 NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championships held June 5-8 in Eugene, Ore.
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.
Career Highlights: An NCAA Preliminary competitor in the triple jump as a true freshman 2010 Drake Relays triple jump champion ranked fourth in the outdoor (51-2 3/4) and sixth in the indoor (50-6 1/4) triple jump on the Gophers' top-10 lists.
2012 Season - Indoor: Placed eighth in the triple jump at the Big Ten Championships with a mark of 50-4 (15.34m) also leaped 23-2 1/2 (7.02m) in the long jump placed third in the long jump at both the Bill Bergan Invite (23-6 1/4) and Jack Johnson Classic (23-0 1/2) won the triple jump at both the Snowshoe Open (50-0 1/2) and the Jack Johnson Classic (49-3 3/4) finished second in the triple jump at the Bill Bergan Invite with a leap of 49-9 1/4 (15.17m). Outdoor: Won the 200 meters at the Hamline Invite with a time of 22.10 won the long jump at both the Golden Bear Twilight (23-10 3/4) and Tom Cat Twilight (22-8 1/2) finished fourth at the Iowa Musco Twilight placed fifth at the ASU Invite won the triple jump at the Iowa Musco Twilight (49-0 1/4), Hamline Invite (48-11 3/4), Golden Bear Twilight (48-1 3/4), and Tom Cat Twilight (48-0 1/2) also competed in the triple jump at the Drake Relays (49-4 1/2) Academic All-Big Ten.
2011 Season - Indoor:finished fourth at the Big Ten championships in the triple jump with a leap of 50-6 ¼ (15.40m) won the Bill Bergan Invite with a jump of 48-2 ½ (15.0m) took first in the triple jump at the Snowshoe Open in both the trip with a mark of 48-2 ¾ (14.70m) took second in the long jump (23-2 ¾) at the Snowshoe Open. Outdoor: Won the long jump at the St. Thomas Quad with a leap of 23-0 ½ (7.03m) finished fifth in the triple jump at the Big Ten Championships with a jump of 51-2 ¾ (15.61m) took second at the Jim Click Shootout (49-5 ½) and Musco Twlight (49-3 ¾) in the triple jump letterwinner.
2010 Season - Indoor: Competed in three meets landed season-best leaps to place fourth in both the long jump (23-7 1/2) and triple jump (49-7 3/4) in the Big Ten Championships. Outdoor: An NCAA Preliminary Meet competitor in the triple jump landed a jump of 49-5 in prelims competed in four events at the Big Ten Championships placed third in the triple jump with a season-best effort of 50-2, his first career jump over 50 feet added a fifth-place finish in the long jump (23-7 1/4) and anchored the 4x100-meter relay that placed sixth also competed in the 200 meters won the Drake Relays triple jump crown (49-11 1/4), one of three triple jump titles won during the season top long jump was 23-10 at the Jim Click Shootout placed second in the Musco Twilight Meet with a season-best time of 21.44 seconds in the 200 meters anchored the 4x100m relay in seven meets varsity letterwinner.
High School: A 2009 graduate of Marshfield High School high school coaches were Dennis Geottl and Len Luedkte Jr. Wisconsin Division 1 long jump (23-1) and triple jump (47-10 1/4) champion in 2009 also competed in 200 and 400 meters at state as a senior four-time all-state honoree earned varsity letters in football and track.
Personal: Born July 27, 1991 nickname is Dipo intends to major in biology parents are Seth and Buk Fagbemi collects hats.