Four Gophers earned individual honors while Minnesota was honored as an All-Academic Team.
Minnesota totaled 13.50 team points at the national championships to finish 17th - the program's best finish at the meet since 2004.
All five Gophers that qualified for the 2014 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships earned All-America honors.
Minnesota closes out the 2014 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday with John Simons competing in the men's 1,500 meter finals.
The Golden Gophers continue to compete at the NCAA championships on Friday with Wally Ellenson and Dominique Howard set to compete.
2013 Season- Indoor: Did not compete. Outdoor: Finished fifth in discus at the Big Ten Championships with a throw of 186-03.5 (56.78m) also finished fifth at UCSD Trition Invite with a throw of 181-06 (55.33m) took second at the MAC Invite in discus with a throw of 170-03 (51.90m) NCAA West Preliminary competitor in discus, finishing with a throw of 171-08 (52.33m) USTFCCCA All-Academic honors Academic All-Big Ten.
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?
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.