List of student-athletes with a 3.7 or better GPA grows by 26 percent
Minnesota's Total is up from 123 Following the 2011 Spring Seasons
Capek, Szmanda and Truedson have strong performances to lead Minnesota
Harun Abda set a new 600m record and David Pachuta set a new 800m record today
Solid performances at the Holiday Inn and Northwest Open
2012 Season - Indoor: Competed in a total of three events for the indoor season finished third in the mile run at the Northwest Open with a time of 4:21.05 placed fifth in the 3,000 meters at the Jack Johnson Classic with a time of 8:33.98. Outdoor: Finished fourth in the 5,000 meters at the Tom Cat Twilight with a time of 15:11.54 competed in the 1,500m at the Bolstorff Twilight (4:02.07).
2011 Season - Indoor:ran at the Minnesota Open in the mile and placed fifth (4:20.20) competed at the Jack Johnson Classic in the 3,000 meters and finished second (8:37.82) competed at the Snowshoe in the 3,000 meters and placed third (8:40.68)Outdoor:ran at the TomCat open in the 5,000 meters and placed sixth (15:06.64) competed in the St. Thomas Quad in the 5,000 meters and placed fifth (15:04.14).
2010 Season - Redshirted the indoor and outdoor seasons.
Cross Country -Redshirted the 2009 season.
High School: A 2009 graduate of Jefferson High School high school coaches were Mark Nelsen and Jerry Amundson a two-time all-state runner in cross country placed fifth in the Minnesota Class AA Championship as a senior, seventh as a junior finished 33rd in the Foot Locker Midwest Region Championship earned all-state honors as a senior in the 1,600 meters competed at state meet three times in the 3,200 meters lettered four times in cross country and track also earned three letters in Nordic skiing.
Personal: Born Nov. 22, 1990 intends to major in kinesiology parents are Brett and Barbara Paradis has an older sister Megan enjoys waterskiing.
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.