The Gophers totaled 282 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2015-16 academic year.
The Gophers totaled 283 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2015-16 academic year.
Sean Donnelly (hammer throw) and Mitch Hechsel (800 meters) both earned their first trips to the national outdoor competition.
The Gophers will compete at the 2016 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field West Preliminary Round, May 26-28, at Rock Chalk Park in Lawrence, Kan.
The Maroon & Gold totaled 72 points over the three-day meet.
2016 Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championship (Day Two)
2015 Golden Bear Twilight
2016 | REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE SEASON
Indoor Season: Won the high jump at the Northwest Open. • Took the title in the high jump at the Border Battle Duel with Wisconsin setting a new personal record with a mark of 2.14 meters (7-00.25 ft.). • For the second consecutive week, set a personal record and won the high jump, this time at the Jack Johnson Invitational with a mark of 2.15 meters (7-00.50 ft.). Outdoor: At the Baldy Castillo Invitational, won a five way jump-off to claim first place with a mark of 2.13 meters (New Personal Record, 6-11.75 ft.). • Finished fifth in the high jump with a mark of 2.07 meters at the Big Ten Championships.
2015 | REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON
Indoor Season: At the 2015 Minnesota Open, finished 4th with a throw of 15.57 meters (51-1.0 ft.) • in a dual at Wisconsin, placed fourth in the shot put with a throw of 16.74 meters (54-11.25 ft.) which stands as a new personal record • at the 2015 B1G Indoor Championships, placed 23rd with a throw of 15.27 meters (50-01.25). Outdoor: Placed fourth in the discus at the Hamline Invitational with a throw of 48.46 meters (159-00) • finished fifth in the Tom Cat Twilight discus with a throw of 48.17 meters (158-00) • Placed third in the shot put at the 2015 Golden Bear Twilight with a throw of 15.42 meters (50-07.25) • at the Wisconsin Twilight, placed tenth in the discus with a throw of 52.70 meters and 7th in the shot put with a throw of 15.45 meters.
2014 | REDSHIRT SEASON
Indoor: Did not compete. Outdoor: Unattached at the Hamline Invitational placed sixth in the shot put with a throw of 14.02 meters (46-00.00) and sixth in the discus with a throw of 50.04 meters (164-02). • placed second unattached in the shot put at the 2014 Holst Invitational with a throw of 14.50 meters (47-07.00). • unattached at the Carelton Relays finished second in the discus with a throw of 48.26 meters (158-04). • unattached at the SMU Cardinal Open finished 9th in the shot put with a throw of 12.76 meters (41-10.50) and won the jr. discus with a throw of 53.40 meters (175-02). • won the discus unattached at the Tom Cat Twilight with a throw of 49.21 meters (161-05). • won the jr. discus unattached at the Musco Twilight with a throw of 54.98 meters (180-04). • Placed 8th unattached in the discus at the USATF Jr. Championships with a throw of 55.05 meters (180-07).
Miller Inspired By Rio Experience
Former Gopher student-athlete and current women's assistant coach Peter Miller attended the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as a fan.
`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.