The SPIRE Institute will play host to the 2015 Big Ten Men's and Women's Indoor Track & Field Championships, scheduled to begin Friday and run through Saturday.
Through five scored events at the Spire Institute in Geneva, Ohio, the Gophers hold 17.50 points - tied with Michigan State and trailing Nebraska at 39.50 and Penn State at 33.
The University of Minnesota men's track & field team picked up 10 team titles its final home meet of the season at the 2015 Snowshoe Open.
Minnesota will honor its seven seniors during the final home meet of the 2015 season on Friday.
The Gophers return to action next Saturday with a pair of regional meets - the Bethel Open in St. Paul and the Bison Open in Fargo, N.D.
2015 Season - Indoor: At the 2015 Minnesota Open, finished runner up in the shot put event with a throw of 17.31 meters (57-0.0 ft.).• In a dual at Wisconsin, placed second in the shot put with a throw of 18.14 meters (59-06.25 ft.) which stands as a new personal record. • Finished 2nd at the 2015 Jack Johnson Classic in the shot put with a throw of 17.91 meters (58-09.25). • Finished 1st in the shot put at the 2015 Snowshoe Open with a throw of 18.50 meters (60-08.50).
2012 Season - Indoor: Competed in a total of six events for the indoor season • threw 56-6 3/4 (17.24m) in the shot put at the Big Ten Championships (13th) • finished second at the Northwest Open with a throw of 57-2 (17.42m) • placed third at the Iowa State Classic (58-1 3/4), Jack Johnson Classic, and Snowshoe Open. Outdoor: NCAA West Preliminary competitor in the discus and shot put • finished eighth in discus at the Big Ten Championships (177-2) • also threw the shot 56-4 3/4, finishing 13th • won the shot put at the Bolstorff Twilight (53-5, 16.28m) • placed second at the Aztec Invite with a throw of 55-7 1/2 (16.95m) • placed third in the discus at the Bolstorff Twilight with a throw of 167-11 (51.19m) • Academic All-Big Ten.
High School: A 2011 graduate of Linn Mar High School• high school coaches were Matt Casebolt and Ken Hopkins • lettered twice in football and track/field • participated in the 2011 US Junior National Meet placing 12th in the discus • career best in the shot put was 56-3 f and 172-2 in the discus.