Luca Wieland and Ryan Lockard set Virginia Challenge meet records in their respective wins.
All-American Luca Wieland won the high jump and the pole vault for the Maroon & Gold.
Saturday's performance ranks sixth all-time at Minnesota and is the fastest Gophers time since 2012.
In three meets this year, Sean Donnelly has three hammer throw wins and the top two throws in program history.
The Gophers posted 10 top-10 finishes on the opening day of competition at the Stanford Invitational.
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.
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).
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.
Donnelly Earns Sixth Hammer Throw Victory
Donnelly was one of six Gophers throwers in action at the meet - all of whom posted top-10 finishes.
Gophers Add Three Top-10 Finishes at Drake
The Maroon & Gold closed out the Drake Relays on a rain-soaked day in Des Moines.
Gophers Claim Drake Relays 4x800 Title
Minnesota claimed its fourth 4x800 title in the last six years and its sixth overall title in Drake Relays history.