Jordan Charles won the triple jump and the 100 meters for the Gophers on Wednesday at Sea Foam Stadium.
Danny Schiller picked up his third high jump win of the season as the Gophers carried the top two finishers in Thursday's competition.
Mitch Hechsel won the 800 meters at 1:49.65 - a new personal record and an O'Shaughnessy Stadium record.
Minnesota will honor its seven seniors during the final home meet of the 2015 season on Friday.
Minnesota hosts the Snowshoe Open next weekend at the University of Minnesota Fieldhouse on campus.
2015 Golden Bear Twilight
Markuson's Personal Records
2015 | SENIOR SEASON
Indoor: Finished first in the pole vault event at the 2015 Minnesota Open with a height of 4.88 meters (16-0.0 ft.) • at the 2015 Jack Johnson Classic placed 11th in the pole vault with a jump of 4.62 meters (15-01.75) • at the 2015 Iowa State Classic, placed 9th in the pole vault with a jump of 4.71 meters (15-05.50). Outdoor: At the 2015 Texas Invitational finished 18th in the shot put with a mark of 4.51 meters (14-09.50) • tied for second in the pole vault at the 2015 Tom Cat Twilight with a jump of 4.60 meters (15-01.00) • at the 2015 Carleton Relays placed third in the pole vault with a mark of 4.62 meters (15-01.75) • won the pole vault at the 2015 Bolstorff Twilight with a mark of 4.75 meters • won the pole vault at the Golden Bear Twilight with a mark of 4.80 meters (15-09.00).
2014 | JUNIOR SEASON
Indoor: At the 2014 Northwest Open finished third in the pole vault with a mark of 4.92 meters (16-01.75) • finished 10th in the pole vault at the Jack Johnson Classic with a jump of 4.77 meters (15-07.75) • in the pole vault at the Bill Bergan Invitational finished 8th with a jump of 4.80 meters (15-09.00) • at the 2014 Thundering Herd Classic finished 8th in the pole vault with a mark of 4.61 meters (15-01.50) • placed 7th in the Iowa Statae Classic in the pole vault with a jump of 4.85 meters (15-11.00) • finished 3rd in the pole vault with a jump of 4.90 meters (16-00.75) at the 2014 Snowshoe Open • at the Big Ten Championships finished 13th in the pole vault with a jump of 4.86 meters (15-11.25). Outdoor: At the 2014 Hamline Invitational, finished second in the pole vault with a jump of 4.90 meters (16-00.75) • placed second in the pole vault at the Holst Invitational with a jump of 4.5 meters (14-09.00) • won the pole vault at the Carleton Relays with a jump of 4.72 meters (15-05.75) • took home the pole vault title at the 2014 Tom Cat Twilight with a jump of 4.7 meters (15-05.00) • placed seventh in the MAC Twilight pole vault with a jump of 4.20 meters (14-01.25) • finished 6th in the pole vault at the Musco Twilight with a mark of 4.53 meters (14-10.25) • finished 8th in the pole vault at the 2014 UW La Crosse Eagle Open with a jump of 4.66 meters (15-03.50) • tied for tenth at the UW La Crosse Qualifier in the pole vault with a mark of 4.66 meters (15-03.50).
2013 | SOPHOMORE SEASON
Indoor: Finished third on pole vault at the Bill Vergan Invitational with a mark of 16-00 3/4 (4.90m) • took third on pole vault at the Northwest Open with a mark of 15-06 1/4 (4.73). Outdoor: Finished second on pole vault at the Iowa Musco Invitational with a mark of 16-0-00 (4.91m) • finished second at the Hamline Unsaintly• took third at the Hamiline Invitational in the pole vault with a height of 16-00.75 (4.90m)• Academic All-Big Ten.
2012 | FRESHMAN SEASON
Indoor: Competed in the heptathlon at the Big Ten Championships with a mark of 4,917 points • placed second in the heptathlon at the Jack Johnson Classic (4,737) • finished third in the 60-meter hurdles at the Northwest Open with a time of 8.69 • finished fourth in the Pole vault at the Bethel Invite with a height of 15-7 (4.75m). Outdoor: Big Ten Championships competitor in the decathlon (6,424) • competed in the decathlon at the Mt. SAC Relays with a mark of 6,583 • won the pole vault at the Drake Alternate (16-5 1/4) and the Bolstorff Twilight (15-9 3/4) • placed second at the Hamline Invite (16-2 3/4) • finished fourth in the 400 meters at the Bolstorff Twilight with a time of 50.60 • Academic All-Big Ten.
2011 | REDSHIRT SEASON
Redshirted the Indoor and Outdoor seasons
A 2010 graduate of Kaneland High School • high school coach was Eric Baron • two-time Illinois Class 2A state champion • part of the first-place 4x400m relay in 2010 • the 2009 300m intermediate hurdles champion with a state-record time of 38.57 • finished fourth in the 300m IH, fifth in the 110m high hurdles, and seventh in pole vault in 2010 • 2010 Western Sun Conference champion in the 300IH, pole vault, and 4x400m relay • All-Western Sun Conference honoree in 2009 and 2010 • senior athlete of the year • also lettered in football one year and cross country three years • high honor roll student.
Born July 6, 1992 • plans to major in electrical engineering • son of Jay and Melanie Markuson • has a younger brother, Jay • father, Jay, ran track at Western Illinois • enjoys playing pool and listening to music.
Ali, Plasencia Rep `U' At World XC
Ali finished 52nd overall in the men's U20 race, clocking a time of 26:14 for the eight-kilometer race at the Kololo Independence Grounds.
Plasencia, Ali Set for World XC Championships
Plasencia and Ali are the latest runners with ties to the University of Minnesota to represent the United States in the last year.
Lockard Leads Gophers in Outdoor Opener
The University of Minnesota men’s track & field program kicked off the outdoor season with nine top-10 finishes at the Baldy Castillo Invitational.