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.
Gophers Earn USTFCCCA Academic Merits
Eight Gophers earned individual honors while Minnesota also earned USTFCCCA All-Academic Team honors.
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.