Senior class was part of five Big Ten Championships
Second straight DMR title for Minnesota at Drake
Minnesota will compete at both Mt. Sac and Iowa Musco on Saturday
Davis and Szmanda set new personal records
Gophers head to the Big Ten Indoor championships
2012 Season - Indoor: Ran a 4:09.97 mile at the Big Ten Championships finished fourth in the mile run at the Jack Johnson Classic (4:09.50) finished third in the 800 meters at the Bethel Invite (1:55.49) placed fifth in the 800 meters at the Snowshoe Open (1:54.15) also competed in the distance medley and 4x400m relays during the season. Outdoor: Finished third in the 1,500 meters at the Golden Bear Twilight with a time of 4:00.04 ran a 3:58.84 in the 1,500m at the Drake Relays.
2011 Season Outdoor:ran a season-best 3:47.13 at the Mt. SAC Relays Open in the 1,500 meters took fifth at the Big Ten Championship with a time of 3:51.11 in the 1,500 meters ran the first leg of the third place 4x1,600-meter relay (16:40.29) at the Drake Relays letterwinner.
2010 Season -Indoor: Ran in four meets finished eighth in the mile at the Big Ten Championships (4:13.06) clocked a season-best time of 4:07.70 in the Big Ten prelim. Outdoor: Competed in four meets ran the 1,500 meters at the Big Ten meet clocked top 1,500m time of 3:50.15 at the Sun Angel Classic ran the second leg of the 4x1,600m relay that placed fourth at the Drake Relays varsity letterwinner.
2009 Season - Indoor: Ran a time of 4:32.45 in the mile at teh Bowlus Open in his only meet. Outdoor: Competed in six meets placed second in the 1,500 meters (3:55.06) at the Minnesota Open.
2008 Season: Redshirted the indoor and outdoor seasons.
Cross Country: A three-year member of the squad 2011 NCAA Championships competitor v ran on Big Ten lineups for three years three-time letterwinner.
High School: A 2007 graduate of Lakeville South High School high school coaches were Jessica Just and Jazz Sommers a five-time all-state honoree in high school track/cross country career captured all-state honors as a junior and senior in the 1,600 meters placed 13th in the mile at the 2007 Nike Outdoor Nationals, the seventh-best time in Minnesota high school history also competed in Nordic skiing.
Personal: Born December 3, 1988 mechanical engineering major parents are Dave and Debbie Hilsen enjoys camping and windsurfing.
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.