Wieland was named a First Team All-American while Roese and Ali represented the Gophers as Second Team All-Americans.
Meanwhile, the Maroon & Gold locked up a pair of Second Team All-America honors on Wednesday from Nate Roese and Obsa Ali.
The Minnesota 4x100 meter relay squad of Jordan Charles, Brad Neumann, Jordan Webb and Luca Wieland clocked a 39.80 to finish 16th in the event while the mark just edged the previous University of Minnesota record from 2000 when Matt Taylor, Steve Burkholder, Adam Freed and Fred Rodgers ran a 39.95.
Mitch Hechsel and Nate Roese both clocked personal records in the 800 meters and Obsa Ali added a sixth-place finish in the 3,000 meter steeplechase to qualify for the 2017 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships next month in Eugene, Ore.
Mitch Hechsel and Nate Roese advanced in the 800 meters while Derek Wiebke moved on in the 1,500 meters.
05.14.17 Men's Track at Big Tens
Drake Relays (Day Three)
Big Ten Indoor Championships
2016 Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championship (Day Two)
Roese's Personal Records
2016 | REDSHIRT JUNIOR SEASON
Indoor: Won the Northwest Open's 600 meters. • At the Jack Johnson Invitational, won the 400 meters with a time of 48.23 seconds. Outdoor: Led the Golden Gophers to victory in the 4x400 relay at the Stanford Invitational with a time of 3:07.54. • Set a new Holst Invitational record after achieving victory in the 800 meter with a time of 1:51.31.
2015 | REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE SEASON
Indoor: Attained victories for the Golden Gophers at the Northwest Open, the Wisconsin Duel, the Jack Johnson Classic, and the Snowshoe Open. Outdoor: Competed in the Baldy Castillo Invitational, the Texas Invitational, the Tom Cat Twilight, and the Musco Twilight.
2014 | REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON
Indoor: At the 2014 Northwest Open finished the 600 meters in 1:20.96 good for second overall in the event • at the 2014 Bill Bergan Invitational placed 6th in the 400 meters with a time of 48.77 seconds • at the Iowa State Classic finished 6th in the 600 yards with a time of 1:11.51 • finished 1st in the 600 meters at the 2014 Snowshoe Open with a time of 1:19.85 • at the 2014 Big Ten Championship finished 6th in the 600 meters with a time of 1:17.95. Outdoor: At the 2014 Baldy Castillo Invitational finished 6th in the 400 meters with a time of 48.75 seconds • placed 14th in the 400 meters at the Stanford Invitational with a time of 48.32 seconds • finished second in the 400 meters at the Carleton Relays with a time of 49.79 seconds • at the Tom Cat Twilight finished second in the 400 meters with a time of 48.72 seconds • finished 11th in the Musco Twilight 400 meters with a time of 48.39 seconds • competed in the 400 meters at the Big Ten Championships and finished with a time of 48.48 seconds.
2013 | REDSHIRT SEASON
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A native of Woodbury, Minn., Nathan Roese is set to join the Maroon and Gold after earning the 2012 Minnesota Class AA State Title in the 400-meter dash (47.79) for East Ridge High School. • Roese also added a fourth-place finish at the state track and field meet in the 200-meter run with a time of 22.15. • Both times were season records for the Raptors runner. • Roese's prep career, which includes a pair of all-state honors, was guided by East Ridge head track and field coach and former Gopher runner Lloyd Ness and sprinting coach Shannon Rainey. • Roese also competed in cross country for the Raptors under head coach Chad Cronin.
Gophers Remember Steve Hoag
Hoag was a team captain, an All-American and a Big Ten champion for the Maroon & Gold, competing in cross country and track.
Mead Set for IAAF World Championships
The men's 10,000 meters is scheduled for 3:20 p.m. CT on Friday, Aug. 4 at London Stadium.
Gophers Earn USTFCCCA Academic Honors
Jordan Charles, Ryan Lockard, Shane Streich, Derek Wiebke and Luca Wieland represented Minnesota on the individual honor roll.