The Gophers have now boasted an All-American for five-straight years at the NCAA outdoor meet.
Minnesota will honor its seven seniors during the final home meet of the 2015 season on Friday.
The Coon Rapids, Minn., native is a two-sport captain this season in cross country and track & field.
The University of Minnesota track & field program kicks off the 2015 campaign on Saturday with the Northwest Open at the University of Minnesota Fieldhouse on campus.
Four Gophers earned individual honors while Minnesota was honored as an All-Academic Team.
2013 Season- Indoor: Finished first in the weight throw at the SPIRE DI Challenge with a throw of 70-05 (21.46m) saw win in weight throw at the Husker Invitational with throw of 68-09 3/4 (20.97m) at the NCAA Championships finished fifth in weight throw with throw of 66-09 (20.35m). Outdoor: Finished fourth in hammer at the Baldy Castillo with trhwow of 204-09 (62.41m) Took third at NDSU Tune Up at Big Ten Championships took seventh in hammer with throw of 201-05 (61.40m) Competed in prelims at the NCAA Regionals with hammer throw of 194-03 (59.21m) USTFCCCA All-Academic honoree.
2012 Season - Indoor: Competed in a total of five events for the indoor season finished seventh (65-11) in the weight throw at the Big Ten Championships finished third and set the fourth-best mark in school history with a distance of 68-2 1/2 (20.79m) at the Snowshoe Open placed third at the Husker Invite with a throw of 65-4 3/4 finished second at both the Jack Johnson Classic and Northwest Open. Outdoor: Competed in a total of nine events for the outdoor season NCAA West Preliminary competitor in the hammer throw placed fifth in the hammer at the Big Ten Championships with a throw of 201-4 (61.36m), the fifth-best in school history won the Drake Alternate with a throw of 196-6 placed second at the Bolstorff Twilight took fourth at the Aztec Invite and fifth at the UNI Open Academic All-Big Ten.
2011 SeasonIndoor:competed at the Jack Johnson Classic in the weight throw with a mark of 55-6 ½ threw at the Snowshoe Openand finished with a mark of 57-6 ½ competed at the Bill Bergan and threw 55-5 finished second at the Northwest Open with a toss of 51-7 ¼Outdoor:was part of the discus alternative team at the Drake Relays that finished sixth with a throw a 160-2 competed at the Macalester Twilight in the discus throw and placed seventh (152-9) competed at the Baldy Castillo Invitational in the discus throw with a mark of 142-10 feet competed at the Big Ten Championships and finished with a toss of 135-9 competed at the Hamline Invitational in the hammer and placed sixth (183-3) competed at the Concordia Holst Invitational and placed third (181-11) took fifth at the Macalester Twilight (180-11) competed at the Jim Click Shootout and finished sixth (179-2) took third at the Hamline Twilight (179-0) competed at the TomCat Open in the hammer throw and finished fourth (178-1) competed at the Mesa Classic in the hammer throw and finished ninth (173-11) competed at the Drake Relays as one of the alternatives in the hammer throw
High School:A 2009 graduate of Coon Rapids High School high school coaches were Russ Sullivan, Mike Weber and Jon Young Minnesota Class AA discus runner-up in 2009 two-time Northwest Suburban Conference discus champion high school best is 170-10 two-time all-conference lineman in football selected to play in state all-star game lettered twice in track and football graduated with high honors.
Personal:Born Dec. 13, 1990 intends to major in criminology, sociology and law deviance parents are Bill and Kim Lehman has siblings Joey and Jacki Joey plays football for Concordia St. Paul.
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