The Gophers dominated the field events with five wins while adding two on the track.
Minnesota heads into the championship season next weekend with the 2018 Big Ten Indoor Track & Field Championships at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio.
Among the Maroon & Gold competitors were titles from Zach Nelson in the 200 meters (22.43), Clayton Johnson in the 600 meters (1:21.94) and Anthony Fleischfresser in the high jump (2.00 meters, 6-06.75 ft.).
A 2017 graduate of Mahtomedi High School • two-time all-state athlete • three-time all-Metro East • two-time all-area • broke Mahtomedi High School’s discus record with a throw of 187-07 ft. • placed second in discus (187-07 ft.) and third in shot put (60-02.5 ft.) at 2017 Minnesota State meet • 14-time letter winner (three for football, three for basketball, four for track, four for academics) • four-time academic high honors.
Born February 12, 1999 • son of John and Becky Siekmeier • parents were both throwers at the University of Minnesota • lists breaking his high school’s record discus throw as his greatest sports memory • enjoys math and being outside.
`U' to Compete in 10 Events at Prelims
5/17/2018 - M. Track & Field
Outdoor All-Americans Obsa Ali and Jackson Wellenstein lead the Maroon & Gold into competition with the action slated to run May 24-26 at Sacramento State's Hornet Stadium.
Gophers Finish Seventh at B1G Meet
5/13/2018 - M. Track & Field
Minnesota returns to action with the 2018 NCAA West Preliminary, May 24-26, in Sacramento, Calif.
Ali Claims B1G Steeplechase Crown
5/12/2018 - M. Track & Field
Behind Ali's 10 points as 3,000 meter steeplechase champion, the Gophers recorded 25 points to jump up to sixth in the team standings ahead of the final day of competition.