Behind Ali’s 10 points as 3,000 meter steeplechase champion, the Gophers recorded 25 points on Saturday to jump up to sixth in the team standings ahead of Sunday’s final day of competition.
Ali finished with a time of 8:51.25 in his first 3,000 meter steeplechase competition of the year, leading the National Relays field with a performance that ranks second in the Big Ten and 20th in the nation this year.
The Gophers finished sixth out of 16 teams in the relay competitions as Minnesota competed in four of the seven relays, totaling 13 points.
For the second year in a row, the University of Minnesota men’s track & field program will head back to campus with nine event titles after posting an impressive weekend at UCLA’s Bob Larsen Distance Carnival and Jim Bush Legends Invitational.
The Maroon & Gold were led runner-up showings by Sammie Houston in the triple jump, Ryan Lockard in the high jump and Alec Basten in the 2,000 meter steeplechase.
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`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.