Minnesota closed out the 2015 Drake Relays with a pair of top-five relay finishes on Saturday in the sprint medley relay and the distance medley relay.
Luca Wieland finished second in the decathlon with 7,528 points - the most by a Gopher since All-American Jack Szmanda set the school record in 2012.
Minnesota will compete at three meets this week -- the Tom Cat Twilight, the Carleton Relays and the Mt. SAC Relays.
Goaner Deng contributed 20 points with an individual title in the 800 meters and then adding a second title as part of the 4x400 meter title squad.
Brad Neumann bounced back for a second-place finish in the 200 meters on Saturday. Neumann won his heat with a time of 21.42.
Cottrell's Personal Records
2015 | SENIOR SEASON
Indoor: Turned in highlight results at the Northwest Open and Jack Johnson Classic placing third in the 600 meter, and placing second in the 600 meter Snowshoe Open. Outdoor: Won the 800 meter at the Hamline Invitational, setting a new meet record.
2014 | JUNIOR SEASON
Indoor: At the 2014 Northwest Open won the 800 meters with a time of 1:54.00 • at the 2014 Bill Bergan Invitational took home the title in the 800 meters with a time of 1:52.24 • at the 2014 Jack Johnson Classic finished 9th with a time of 1:21.30 in the 600 meters • in the same meet finished 9th in the 600 meters with a time of 1:21.30 • at the 2014 Iowa State Classic finished 7th in the 600 yards with a time of 1:12.04 • at the same meet placed 20th in the 800 meters with a time of 1:51.69. Won the 800 meters at the 2014 Snowshoe Open with a time of 1:52.65 • finished 11th at the 2014 Big Ten Championships with a time 1:52.28. Outdoor: Finished 7th in the 800 meters with a time of 1:51.73 at the 2014 Baldy Castillo Invitational • At the 2014 Musco Twilight placed 9th in the 800 meters with a time of 1:52.37 • placed 4th in the 800 meters at the Drake Relay with a time of 1:53.24.
2013 | SOPHOMORE SEASON
Indoor: Finished fourth in the 600m that the Jack Johnson Classic with a time of 1:21.90. Outdoor: Finished sixth in the 800m at the Iowa Musco Invitational with a time of 1:52.52 • took sixth at the NDSU Tune Up in the 800m finishing with a time of 1:55.46b ran the 1,500 meter at the Hamiline Invite finishing wiht a time of 4:03.56.
SCMC and Communications Major. • Hometown: Hermantown, Minnesota. • Has one brother, Randall. • Coached by Jim Prisk. • Lettered in Track, Cross Country and Drama in high school. • All-Conference all four years in high school, All-American in 2011 for the 800 meters and 4x400 meter relay. • All-American twice in junior college.
Gophers Claim 12 Titles in Opener
The Gophers throwers added a pair of titles in assistant coach Matt Conly first home event with the Maroon & Gold.
Gophers Kick Off Season with Minnesota Open
Field events for the Minnesota Open begin at 11 a.m. CT with running events set to begin at 12:30 p.m.
Gophers Pace B1G in USTFCCCA Rankings
One of three Big Ten programs in the opening rankings, the Maroon & Gold lead the conference followed by Penn State (20th) and Ohio State (21st).