The Gophers totaled 283 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2015-16 academic year.
The Gophers totaled 282 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2015-16 academic year.
The Gophers will compete at the 2016 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field West Preliminary Round, May 26-28, at Rock Chalk Park in Lawrence, Kan.
A Bismarck, N.D. native and the 2014-15 Gatorade North Dakota Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year, Tharaldsen paced the shot put field with his winning toss of 18.18 meters (59-07.75 ft.).
Donnelly was one of six Gophers throwers in action at the meet – all of whom posted top-10 finishes.
2016 Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championships (Day 1)
2015 | REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON
Outdoor: Competed for the Golden Gophers at the Baldy Castillo Invitational, the Texas Invitational, the Carelton Relays, the Triton Invitational, the Musco Twilight and the Wisconsin Twilight.
2014 | REDSHIRT SEASON
Indoor: At the 2014 Northwest Open finished 8th unattached in the weight throw with a mark of 15.67 meters (51-05.00) • in weight throw competition unattached at the 2014 Jack Johnson Classic finished 22nd with a mark of 14.27 meters (46-10.00) • at the Snowshoe Open placed 15th unattached in the weight throw with a mark of 14.45 meters (47-05.00). Outdoor: At the 2014 Hamline Invational placed 6th unattached in the hammer with a throw of 48.97 meters (160-08) • placed third unattached in the hammer with a throw of 50.02 meters (164-01) at the Holst Invitational • at the Carleton Relays finished seventh unattached in the hammer with a throw of 47.87 meters (157-00) • placed 5th in the hammer with a throw of 47.83 meters (156-00) at the Tom Cat Twilight • finished third in the hammer at the SMU Cardinal Open with a throw of 50.56 meters (165-10) • at the Meet of the UnSaintly finished 6th in the hammer with a throw of 47.56 meters (156-00) • placed 6th in the Mark Messersmith Invitational with a mark of 50.12 meters (164-05).
Economics Major. • Hometown: Waukesha, Wisconsin. • Son of Theresa and Daniel Reidy. • Has one sister, Nina. • Enjoys psychological analysis in his spare time. • Was an honor roll student every semester in high school. • Coached by Mike Fink, Darnell Wiltz, and Dick Ohm.
Miller Inspired By Rio Experience
Former Gopher student-athlete and current women's assistant coach Peter Miller attended the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as a fan.
`U' Alum Siegmeier Joins Gophers Staff
A two-time All-American and three-time Big Ten champion, Zach Siegmeier will serve as director of operations for men's track & field and cross country.
Blankenship, Mead Shine in Olympic Finals
Mead and Blankenship recorded the best Olympic finishes by Gophers since Staffan Strand finished sixth in the high jump for Sweden during the 2000 Olympics in Sydney.