Among Big Ten programs, the Gophers stand second in the rankings behind only Michigan in 14th.
Sean Donnelly posted the top all-time finish and performance by a Gopher hammer thrower to earn First Team honors.
Representing the Maroon & Gold are Sean Donnelly (hammer throw), Mitch Hechsel (800 meters) and the 4x400 meter relay squad of Goaner Deng, Brad Neumann, Nate Roese and Jack Wellenstein.
The Gophers totaled 283 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2015-16 academic year.
The Gophers totaled 282 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2015-16 academic year.
2016 Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championship (Day Two)
2015 Drake Relays
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.
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.
Blankenship Paces Semis at Olympic Trials
The Stillwater, Minn., native led the field with a time of 3:44.24 in Friday's semifinals.