The Gophers closed out the 2017 home slate on Friday night with the Snowshoe Open at the University of Minnesota Fieldhouse.
Obsa Ali ran the second fastest 5,000 meters in school history and the second fastest mark in the Big Ten this season.
All-American alum Sean Donnelly set a new University of Minnesota Fieldhouse record in the weight throw.
The Maroon & Gold outscored the Badgers 87-74 at the meet as Minnesota has now swept the Border Battle every year since the event returned in 2015.
The Gophers throwers added a pair of titles in assistant coach Matt Conly first home event with the Maroon & Gold.
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).
DMR Earns All-Big Ten Honors
Through the first day of competition, the Gophers stand in seventh place with 14 points.
Plasencia Named U.S. Junior Cross Country Coach
True freshmen Hamza Ali and Nick Rink will also represent the U.S. in international competition next month.
Gophers Head to B1G Indoor Meet
The two-day event begins on Friday, Feb. 24 and culminates on Saturday, Feb. 25.