Travis cleared a personal record of 14.80 meters (48-06.75 ft.) to lead the collegiate field and pick up his second triple jump victory of the 2018 outdoor campaign (Tom Cat Twilight).
The Gophers dominated the field events with five wins while adding two on the track.
For the second year in a row, the University of Minnesota men’s track & field program will head back to campus with nine event titles after posting an impressive weekend at UCLA’s Bob Larsen Distance Carnival and Jim Bush Legends Invitational.
Minnesota heads into the championship season next weekend with the 2018 Big Ten Indoor Track & Field Championships at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio.
The Maroon & Gold were led by a 1-2 finish in the heptathlon by Teddy Frid and John Uchytil, who both posted personal records in the seven-event competition.
A 2016 graduate of Hopkins High School • closed out his prep career with a state championship in the 4x800 meter relay • helped Hopkins capture the 2015 state cross country title and the 2014 state track & field title • a two-time all-state and all-conference selection as a senior (cross country and track) • also earned all-section honors in cross country as a senior • the 2015 Lake Conference cross country champion and a member of the 2016 Lake Conference champion 4x800 meter relay team • three-time all-conference honorable mention (2013, 2014 in cross country, 2015-16 in hockey) • earned a total of 10 letters (four in cross country, three in track, three in hockey) • holds the Hopkins High School record in the 4x800 meter relay (7:44) • high school teammate of fellow Gopher Owen Hoeft • competed for coaches Mike Harris, Corey Petterson and Nick Lovas • graduated with academic distinction from Hopkins • also played AAA hockey with the Minnesota Blades and the Minnesota Icemen.
Born July 25, 1997 • native of Golden Valley, Minn. • son of Steve and Kelly Staack • has one brother, Conner • plans to study engineering • lists competing in Nike Cross Nationals as his most memorable sports experience • also enjoys hiking, fishing and spending time at the cabin.
Ali Sets `U' Record to Punch NCAA Ticket
5/25/2018 - M. Track & Field
Ali punched his ticket to next month’s NCAA championships in Oregon after leading the 3,000 meter steeplechase field with a time of 8:36.49 – a mark that stands as the fastest...
McKeag Advances to NCAA Championships
5/24/2018 - M. Track & Field
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'U' Returns to West Coast for NCAA Prelims
5/23/2018 - M. Track & Field
The University of Minnesota men's track & field program returns to action this weekend, competing at the 2018 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field West Preliminary in Sacramento, Calif.