The No. 16 University of Minnesota men’s track & field program will send six competitors to the 2016 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships next month in Oregon.
The Gophers will compete at the 2016 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field West Preliminary Round, May 26-28, at Rock Chalk Park in Lawrence, Kan.
The Maroon & Gold totaled 72 points over the three-day meet.
Minnesota claimed its fourth 4x800 title in the last six years and its sixth overall title in Drake Relays history.
The Gophers close out the weekend on Saturday, continuing action at the Virginia Challenge while also sending a contingency of competitors to the Carlelton Relays in Northfield, Minn.
2016 Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championship (Day Two)
2016 Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championships (Day Three)
2016 Drake Relays (Day Two)
2015 Golden Bear Twilight
2015 Drake Relays
2016 | REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE SEASON
Indoor: Won the triple jump at the Border Battle Duel with Wisconsin with a mark of 14.70 meters (48-02.75 ft.). Outdoor: Led the Maroon and Gold to victory in the 4x100 relay at the Sun Angel Classic with a time of 40.29. • Won the 100 meter dash at the Tom Cat Twilight with a time of 10.50 seconds. • Finished sixth in the triple jump at the Big Ten Championships with a mark of 15 meters.
2015 | REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON
Indoor: In the triple jump event, won the Northwest Open and the Wisconsin Duel. • Finished fifth in the Jack Johnson Classic in the 60 meter dash. Outdoor: Claimed wins in the triple jump at the Tom Cat Twilight, in the 100 meter dash at the Golden Bear Twilight, and in the 4x100 meter relay at the UW La Crosse Eagle Invitational.
2014 | REDSHIRT SEASON
Indoor: At the 2014 Northwest Open finished second in the triple jump unattached with a jump of 14.47 meters (46-05.25) • at the 2014 Jack Johnson Classic competed in the 60 meter dash unattached and finished 29th with a time of 7.22 seconds and in the triple jump finished second with a jump of 14.17 meters (46-06.00) • at the same meet placed 18th in the 200 meter dash with a time of 23.06 seconds while competing unattached • placed 5th in the 60 meter dash at the 2014 Snowshoe Open with a time of 7.11 seconds and won the triple jump with a mark of 14.49 meters (47-06.50) unattached. Outdoor: At the 2014 Baldy Castillo Invitational, won the triple jump with a mark of 15.60 meters (51-02.25) • placed 6th in the Stanford Invitational long jump with a 14.22 meters (46-08.00) • won the triple jump at the Tom Cat Twilight.
Kinesiology Major. • Hometown: Lakeville, High School: Apple Valley. • Son of Ruth and Winston Charles. • Has a sister, Megan. • Favorite sports memory is running the 4x100 at the Drake Relays. • All-State twice in track and once in soccer.
4x400 Squad Qualifies for NCAA Championships
Minnesota will send six competitors to the 2016 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships next month in Oregon.
Donnelly, Hechsel Punch Championship Tickets
Sean Donnelly (hammer throw) and Mitch Hechsel (800 meters) both earned their first trips to the national outdoor competition.
Day One Action at NCAA West Prelim Postponed
Day one competition at the 2016 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field West Preliminary Round has been suspended due to inclement weather.