The Gophers dominated its season opener on Saturday to the tune of 14 individual titles.
Minnesota closes out the weekend on Sunday with All-American Jon Simons competing in the 5,000 meters at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational in Stanford, Calif.
Four titles from the Holst Invitational and one from the Sun Angel Track Classic
Minnesota will compete at the Iowa State Classic as well as the Washington Husky Classic this weekend.
Minnesota has won four-straight titles at the Bill Bergan Invitational and has never finished lower than second in the meet's five-year history.
2015 Season - Indoor: Finished third in the 800 meter dash at the 2015 Northwest Open with a time of 2:00.88. • At the 2015 Snowshoe Open, finished 8th in the 800 meter run with a time of 1:57.02.
2013 Season- Outdoor: Ran the 800 meters at the Iowa Musco Invitational finishing third with a time of 1:52.86• Finished third at the Hamline Invitational with a time of 1:53.57.Indoor-ran the 600 meter at the Bill Bergan Invitational finishing eighth with a time of 1:53.15• also ran at the Snowshoe Open with a time of 1:55.05 finishing third.
High School: A 2011 graduate of Burnsville Senior High School• high school coach were Jess Weber, Jon Shelden, Antonio Vega, Chris Anderson, Chris Servars, R.J. McGinnis, Adam Schnaible and Nathan Strand • letterwinner • best time in the 1,600m was 4:29 • ran a 1:53 in the 800m.
Personal: born on December, 24 1992 • son of Terri and Arden Bolland • has one brother named Andrew • NHS • State Science Fair Student Presenter • Ethics Workshop Table Leader • Presidential Education Excellence Award • majoring in Engineering • enjoys basketball, golf, writing, volunteering and outdoor activities.
‘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.
Blankenship Punches Ticket to Olympic Final
Ben Blankenship (1,500) and Hassan Mead (5,000) will run in Olympic finals on Saturday night.