Luca Wieland
Luca  Wieland

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Saarbrucken, Germany

High School:
Gymnasium Rotenbuhl Saarbrucken

Event:
Multi-Events


05/27/2016

Donnelly, Hechsel Punch Championship Tickets

Sean Donnelly (hammer throw) and Mitch Hechsel (800 meters) both earned their first trips to the national outdoor competition.

05/26/2016

Six Gophers Named Academic All-District

Minnesota led all NCAA Division I programs with six CoSIDA Academic All-District Track & Field/Cross Country honorees.

05/19/2016

Gophers Send 19 to NCAA Prelims

The Gophers will compete at the 2016 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field West Preliminary Round, May 26-28, at Rock Chalk Park in Lawrence, Kan.

05/16/2016

Gophers Move Up to 13th in USTFCCCA Rankings

The Gophers led all Big Ten programs in this week’s poll as the team prepares for the 2016 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Preliminary Round, May 26-28, in Lawrence, Kan.

05/15/2016

Gophers Finish Seventh at B1G Meet

The Maroon & Gold totaled 72 points over the three-day meet.

05/15/2016

2016 Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championship (Day Two)

2016 Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championship (Day Two)

05/14/2016

2016 Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championships (Day 1)

2016 Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championships (Day 1)

02/01/2016

Luca Wieland: Ski-U-Mah Cover Shoot

Luca Wieland: Ski-U-Mah Cover Shoot

05/17/2015

Men's Track and Field at Big Ten Track 05.17.15

Men's Track and Field at Big Ten Track 05.17.15

03/15/2015

Luca Wieland: 2015 NCAA Heptathlon Champion

Luca Wieland: 2015 NCAA Heptathlon Champion

Wieland's Personal Records

2016 | JUNIOR SEASON
Indoor:
 First Team All-American. • At The Opener, hosted by St. Scholastica, set a meet record of 5,789 (also the second highest total in school history) in securing the victory in the heptathlon. • For his efforts in The Opener, was named the B1G Field Athlete of the Week and the US Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Athlete of the Week. • In the Border Battle Duel with Wisconsin, led the way for the Gophers by winning the long jump (7.46 meters, 24-05.75 ft.) and the 60-meter hurdles (8.07). • Finished fifth in the heptathalon at the NCAA Indoor Championships with a mark of 5,919. Outdoor: Picked up a pair of titles at the Tom Cat Twilight securing victories in the high jump with a jump of 2.11 meters and the pole vault at 4.70 meters. • Won the long jump at the Virginia Challenge with a jump of 7.91 meters. That jump places Wieland second all-time on the Golden Gopher's long jump record book and sets a new meet record. • Won the high jump at the Tommie Twilight with a mark of 2.03 meters. • At the B1G Track & Field Championships in Nebraska, won the decathalon with a score 7,784 that included event wins in the discus, shot put, and long jump.

2015 | SOPHOMORE SEASON

Indoor:
Turned in victories for the Golden Gophers at the Northwest Open, the Wisconsin Duel, the B1G Indoor Championships, the NCAA Infoor Championships - crowning him the national champion in the heptathalon and setting a school record of 6070 in the event. Outdoor: Competed in the Baldy Castillo Invitational, the Stanford Invitationals, the Carleton Relays, the Drake Relays, and the Musco Twilight.

2014 | FRESHMAN SEASON
Indoor:
At the 2014 Northwest Open finished 6th in the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 8.57 seconds and placed 3rd in the long jump with a mark of 6.67 meters (21-10.75) • at the same meet finished 9th in the pole vault with a jump of 4.17 meters (13-08.25) • placed 18th in the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 8.71 seconds at the 2014 Bill Bergan Invitational and finished 6th in the long jump with a jump of 7.20 meters (23-07.50) • at the 2014 Iowa State Classic finished 7th in the long jump with a mark of 6.88 meters (22-07.00) • finished 12th in the pole vault with a jump of 4.30 meters (14-01.25) at the Snowshoe Open • placed 14th in the Big Ten Championships with a long jump of 6.90 meters (22-07.75), and finished 11th in the heptathlon with a score of 4918. Outdoor: Finished 26th in the discus at the Baldy Castillo Invitational with a mark of 42.39 meters (139-01) • tied for 16th at the 2014 Stanford Invitational in the high jump with a mark of 1.91 meters (6-03.25) and placed 6th in the long jump with a mark of 6.82 meters (22-04.50) • at the 2014 Hamline Invitational finished 8th in the pole vault with a mark of 4.15 meters (13-07.25) • finished 8th in the 400 meters with a time of 53.46 seconds at the Holst Invitational and 8th in the pole vault with a jump of 4.05 meters (13-03.50) • placed 13th in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 15.25 seconds at the Sun Angel Classic • won the 110 meter hurdles at the Carleton Relays with a time of 14.52 seconds • in decathlon play at the Drake Relays ran the 400 meters at 52.41 seconds • at the Drake Relays finished 13th in the decathalon with a score of 6120 points • placed 11th in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 15.40 seconds, 8th in the discus with a throw of 42.23 meters, and 15th in the long jump (5.74 meters - 18-10.00) at the Musco Twilight • at the Big Ten Championships decathlon, ran the 400 meters at 51.95 seconds and the 110 meter hurdles in 15.03 seconds • at the same meet placed 8th in the long jump with a mark of 7.16 meters (23-06.00).


PERSONAL
Business marketing major • Hometown: Saarbruecken, Germany. • Son of Daniela Theis-Weiland and Klaus Weiland. • One sibling, Leanne. • Most memorable sports moment was finishing second in the German national track championships in the decathlon. • Enjoys singing and playing the guitar.

MORE HEADLINES

4x400 Squad Qualifies for NCAA Championships

5/28/2016

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.

Donnelly, Hechsel Punch Championship Tickets

5/27/2016

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

5/26/2016

Day one competition at the 2016 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field West Preliminary Round has been suspended due to inclement weather.

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