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.
Big Ten Indoor Championships
2016 Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championships (Day Three)
2016 Drake Relays (Day One)
Ali's Personal Records
2015 | FRESHMAN SEASON
Indoor: Ran in the 1 Mile Run unattached placing 5th with a time of 4:11.09 at the 2015 Jack Johnson Classic. Outdoor: At the 2015 Hamline Invitational, placed 5th unattached in the 1500 meters with a time of 3:55.75 • unattached at the Musco Twilight Invitational won the 3000 meters with a time of 8:17.59.
A 2014 graduate of Richfield High School • a two-time Nike All-American in cross country • ended his prep career with seven total medals in state cross country and track & field competition • won the 2014 Minnesota State AA cross country title as a senior with a time of 15:15 after finishing second at the meet as a junior • also won the 2014 state 3,200 meter title with a new all-time record of 8:57 as a junior in track • was a two-time all-state honorary in cross country and a three-time all-state honorary in track & field • earned a total of nine all-conference accolades as a prep (four in track & field, two in cross country, two in wrestling and one in soccer) • holds Richfiled High School records for the 5,000 meters (14:57) and the 3,200 meters (8:57) • a two-time high school individual champion at the Roy Griak Invitational.
Born Feb. 17, 1996 • son of Hadia Borou • Hometown: Minneapolis, Minnesota. • High School: Richfield. • has two brothers • major is Undecided. • was All-State in cross country twice and in track three times. • holds the high school record in the 3200 meter and 5000 meter.
Groundbreaking for T&F Stadium Set for Friday
The University of Minnesota and Gopher Athletics will break ground on the new outdoor track & field facility on Friday, Oct. 20, at 11 a.m. CT.
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.