Zach Siegmeier won his third overall Big Ten title and Trevor Yedoni captured his first career conference title for the University of Minnesota.
Minnesota closes out the weekend on Sunday with All-American Jon Simons competing in the 5,000 meters at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational in Stanford, Calif.
The Gophers continue to compete at the Drake Relays on Friday and Saturday.
The University of Minnesota men's outdoor track & field team picked up seven titles at the Carleton Relays on Saturday at Laird Stadium.
The All-American led all competitors at the national meet with a height of 5.11 meters (16-09.25 ft.).
2013 Season- Indoor: Ran prelims at the Big Ten Championships finishing the mile with a time of 4:07.96 took second in the mile at the Snowshoe Open (4:09.82) ran the mile at the Bill Bergan Invitational finishing eigth (4:13.17). Outdoor: Ran 1,500 meters at the Stanford Invitational finishing eighth (3:47.02) Ran the 1,500m at the Drake Relays finishing with time of 3:50.58.
2012 Season - Indoor: Competed in a total of seven events for the indoor season posted a time of 4:08.12 in the mile run at the Big Ten Championships finished fifth in the mile run at the Iowa State Classic with a season-best time of 4:07.77 won the 800 meters at the Bethel Invite (1:54.96). Outdoor: NCAA West Preliminary competitor in the 1,500 meters finished eighth in the 1,500m at the Big Ten Championships (3:45.92) prelims time was a season-best 3:44.59 won the 1,500m at the Stanford Invite with a time of 3:48.40 finished fourth in the 5,000m at the Drake Relays finished second in the 5,000m at the ASU Invite (14:43.55).
2011 Season: Redshirted both the indoor and outdoor seasons.
High School: A 2010 graduate of Sussex Hamilton High School high school coaches were Andy Bosley and Stephen Schmidt state champion at the 2009 Wisconsin Division 1 cross country meet with a time of 15:41.0 qualified for the Nike Cross Nationals finished second in the 3,200m and third in the 1,600m at the 2010 Wisconsin Division 1 state track meet a six-time Greater Metro Conference champion set school records in 800, 1,600, and 3,200m aWIAA Scholar Athlete a National Honor Society member.
Personal: Born Oct. 16, 1991 undecided on a major son of Chuck and Sue Paulson has a younger sister, Ashlyn parents both ran cross country and track at UW-Stevens Point enjoys Ultimate Frisbee, wakeboarding, and snowboarding.
‘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.
Blankenship Punches Ticket to Olympic Final
Ben Blankenship (1,500) and Hassan Mead (5,000) will run in Olympic finals on Saturday night.