Hassan Mead
Hassan  Mead

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Minneapolis, Minn.

High School:
Minneapolis South HS

Position:
Distance


06/20/2017

Seven Gophers Set for USATF Championships

The best track & field athletes in the country will compete to qualify for the IAAF World Championships to be held in London Aug. 4-13.

02/23/2017

Plasencia Named U.S. Junior Cross Country Coach

True freshmen Hamza Ali and Nick Rink will also represent the U.S. in international competition next month.

02/11/2017

Gophers Close Out Weekend at ISU

Obsa Ali ran the second fastest 5,000 meters in school history and the second fastest mark in the Big Ten this season.

07/09/2016

Mead Punches Olympic Ticket

The Minneapolis, Minn., native ran a 13:35.70 at Hayward Field to earn his first bid to the Olympics.

07/05/2016

Abda Finishes Seventh at Olympic Trials

The Fridley, Minn., native, who won six Big Ten titles with the Maroon & Gold and still owns six school records, clocked a 1:47.05 in the event finals.

Career Highlights:
An eight-time All-American in his Minnesota career, four in cross country (2007, 2008, 2009, 2011) and five in track (2008 outdoor, 2009 indoor and outdoor, 2011 indoor and outdoor) • seventh in the indoor 5,000 meters and fourth in the outdoor in 2011 • placed fourth in the 3,000 meters (7:56.15) at the 2009 NCAA indoor meet • placed sixth at 2008 and 2009 NCAA meet in 5,000 meters • 2009 NCAA Midwest Region champion in the 5,000 meters • 2009 Big Ten Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year • the first Gopher to win five individual event Big Ten titles in an academic year (2008-09; cross country, 3,000m indoor, 5,000m indoor, 5,000 outdoor, 10,000m outdoor) • led Gophers to indoor/outdoor sweep of Big Ten team track titles • 2009 Outdoor Track Athlete of the Championships • 2009 All-Big Ten First Team for indoor and outdoor track • 2011 Midwest Region cross country champion • 2008 and 2009 Big Ten cross country and NCAA Midwest Region individual champion • named the 2008 and 2009 Big Ten Cross Country Athlete of the Year • 2008 Big Ten champion in outdoor 5,000 meters • 2008 All-Big Ten First Team outdoor, All-Big Ten Second Team indoor • 2007 Big Ten cross country runner-up • All-Big Ten First Team and All-Midwest Region in cross country • 2007 Big Ten Cross Country Freshman of the Year • three-time Gopher cross country MVP • owns school records in the indoor 3,000 meters (7:56.15), indoor 5,000 meters (13:33.42), outdoor 5,000 meters (13:28.45) and 10,000 meters (28:12.74) • placed 18th in the 5,000 meters (14:07.44) at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials • placed eighth in the 5,000 meters (13:30.21) and 11th in the 10,000 meters (27:59.04) at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials.

2012 Season - Indoor: Finished seventh (13:51.98) in the 5,000 meters at the NCAA Championships, earning All-America honors • finished second in the 3,000m at the Big Ten Championships with a time of 8:01.76 • also finished second in the 5,000m with a time of 13:43.13 • set the school record in the 5,000m, winning at the Husky Classic with a time of 13:33.42 • won the 3,000m at the Jack Johnson Classic (8:03.84) • ran a 4:07.35 mile at the Bill Bergan Invite, finishing fourth. Outdoor: An All-American, finishing fourth in the 5,000 meters (13:42.53) • finished second in the 5,000m at the Big Ten Championships with a time of 13:51.02 • ran a time of 28:12.74 in the 10,000 meters at the Payton Jordan Invite, setting the all-time school record • won the 1,500 meters at the Hamline Invite (3:52.47) • Academic All-Big Ten.

2011 Season - Indoor: Competed in the 3,000 meters at the Snowshoe Open and took second overall with a time of 8:05.33. Outdoor: Big Ten Champion in the 10,000 meters with a time of 29:04.79 • finished third at the Big Ten championships in the 5,000 meters (14:03.21) • took eighth at the Mt. SAC Relays with a time of 14.45.68 in the 5,000 meters • ran the first leg of the third place 4x1,600-meter relay (16:40.29) at the Drake Relays • also ran the fourth leg in the distance medley relay (9:38.09) at the Drake Relays that took first • letterwinner.

2010 Season
Redshirted the indoor and outdoor seasons due to an achilles tendon injury.

2009 Season
Indoor: All-America • finished fourth in the NCAA 3,000 meters with a school-record time of 7:56.15 • qualified in the 5,000 meters as well but chose to compete at the shorter distance • Big Ten champion in the 3,000 and 5,000 meters • won the 3,000 meters in 8:02.61) then captured the 5,000 meters the next day in a school record time of 13:58.16 • set the Gopher record in the 3,000 meters for the first time (7:56.60) at the Washington Husky Classic. Outdoor:NCAA All-American • placed sixth at the NCAA Championships in the 5,000 meters (14:09.87) for the second straight season • NCAA Midwest Region champion in the 5,000 meters (14:02.25) • Big Ten Track Athlete of the Year and Big Ten Track Athlete of the Championships • won Conference titles in the 5,000 meters (14:20.75) and the 10,000 meters (30:03.21) • set Gopher record in 5,000m (13:28.45) at Stanford's Payton Jordan Invitational • led off Gophers' Drake Relay champion 4x1,600m relay (16:29.74) • earned second varsity letter.

2008 Season
Indoor: All-Big Ten Second Team • Conference runner-up in the 5,000 meters (14:26.63) • added a third-place finish in the 3,000 meters (8:11.73) • clocked a season best of 8:01.08, the second-fastest in school history, at the Husky Classic. Outdoor:Captured first track NCAA All-America honor in the 5,000 meters • placed sixth in a school-record time of 13:44.30 • Big Ten champion in the 5,000 meters (14:16.38) • ran an Olympic Trials "B" Standard and the third-fastest time in school history in the 5,000 meters (13:49.35) at the Stanford Peyton Jordan Cardinal Invitational • varsity letterwinner.

Cross Country
One of two (Chris Rombough) three-time All-Americans in Gopher history • earned honors in 2007, 2008 and 2009 • 2008 and 2009 NCAA Midwest Region and Big Ten champion • 2008 and 2009 NCAA Midwest Region Runner of the Year • 2007 Big Ten Freshman of the Year • Fred O. Watson Award, as the team's MVP in 2007 (co), 2008 (co) and 2009 • three-time varsity letterwinner • redshirted the 2010 season.

High School
A 2007 graduate Minneapolis South High School • coach was Mark Gross • a four-time all-state performer in track • state runner-up in the 3,200 meters in 2007, third in 2006 • placed fifth in the two mile run at the 2007 Nike Outdoor Nationals with a time of 8:51.23, the third best time in Minnesota high school history.

Personal
Born June 28, 1989 • plans to major in physical therapy • parents are Yausuf Mead and Deka Sahal • enjoys playing basketball.

Mead's Career Bests
3,000 Meters (I) - 7:56.15, NCAA Champ. (3/14/09)
5,000 Meters (I) - 13:33.42, Husky Classic. (2/10/12)
5,000 Meters (O) - 13:28.45, Payton Jordan (5/2/09)
10,000 Meters - 28:12.74, Payton Jordan (4/29/12)

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