Sam Kettenhofen
Sam  Kettenhofen


Appleton, Wis.

High School:
North HS



Gophers Open Outdoor Season in Tempe

Arizona State hosts the two-day meet at the Sun Angel Stadium.


Gophers Host Snowshoe Open

Junior Mark Jennings owns the Snowshoe Open shot put record at 17.65 meters (57-11 ft.) after winning the event last season.


Gophers Head to Iowa State

The No. 15 Minnesota men's indoor track & field team returns to action this weekend with the fifth-annual Bill Bergan Invitational in Ames, Iowa.


Jack Johnson Invitational Preview

The Gophers won 11 individual titles as well as the team title at the event last season.


Northwest Open Kicks off 2014

Field events are scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. CT with running events to follow at 12:30 p.m.

2012 Season - Indoor: Competed in a total of five events for the indoor season • leaped 22-7 3/4 in the long jump at the Big Ten Championships • finished second at the Jack Johnson Classic with a leap of 23-8 (7.21m) • also finished second at the Snowshoe Open • placed third at the Holiday Inn Invitational (22-8) • placed fourth at the Bill Bergan Invite. Outdoor: Competed in a total of 11 events • NCAA West Preliminary qualifier in the 4x100-meter relay • ran the fourth leg for the 4x100m relay team that finished fifth at the Big Ten Championships with a time of 40.73 • finished 13th in the long jump with a jump of 23-5 1/4 • won the long jump and finished second in the 100 meters (11.16) at the Bolstorff Twilight • placed third in the long jump at the Golden Bear Twilight (23-6 3/4) • placed second at the Tom Cat Twilight • Big Ten Sportsmanship Award honoree • Academic All-Big Ten.

2011 Season - Indoor: Big Ten Championships competitor in long jump • won the Minnesota Open. Outdoor: Competed in three events.

2010 Season -Indoor: Competed in three meets. Outdoor: Competed in four meets • placed fourth in the 400-meter hurdles (56.48) at the Macalester Twilight Meet • won the long jump at the Hamline Unsaintly Meet with a season-best leap of 22-0 3/4.

2009 Season:
Redshirted the indoor and outdoor seasons.

High School:
A 2008 graduate of Appleton North High School • high school coaches were Rob Salem and Kevin Deeming • team finished fourth in 2008 Wisconsin Division 1 state meet • 2007 Fox Valley Association 300-meter hurles champion • top times were 15.2 in 110-meter hurdles and 39.06 in 300-meter hurdles • best of 21-6 in the long jump and 45-6 in the triple jump • four-time letterwinner in track, twice in basketball and football.

Born May 25, 1989 • undecided on a major • son of Tim and Lynn Kettenhofen • has a younger brother Jake • hobbies include fishing.


Obsa Ali Captures NCAA Steeplechase Crown

Obsa Ali Captures NCAA Steeplechase Crown

6/8/2018 - M. Track & Field

Ali claimed the program's first national championship in the steeplechase by breaking his own school record at 8:32.23 on Friday night at Hayward Field.

Ali Advances to NCAA Steeplechase Final

Ali Advances to NCAA Steeplechase Final

6/6/2018 - M. Track & Field

Competing at historic Hayward Field at the University of Oregon, Ali led the semifinal field with a time of 8:39.17 on Wednesday to advance to Friday's final at 7:54 p.m. CT.

'U' Heads to Hayward for NCAAs

'U' Heads to Hayward for NCAAs

6/4/2018 - M. Track & Field

Representing the Gophers will be Obsa Ali (3,000 meter steeplechase), Ryan Lockard (high jump) and Kieran McKeag (hammer throw).

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