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.
Blankenship Joins Mead on Olympic Team
A native of Stillwater, Minn., Blankenship took third in the 1,500 meter final at Hayward Field, clocking a 3:36.18.
Mead Punches Olympic Ticket
The Minneapolis, Minn., native ran a 13:35.70 at Hayward Field to earn his first bid to the Olympics.
Blankenship Paces Semis at Olympic Trials
The Stillwater, Minn., native led the field with a time of 3:44.24 in Friday's semifinals.