The University of Minnesota men’s track & field program locked up 11 individual titles on Wednesday evening at St Thomas’ Tommie Twilight.
The Gophers return to action next Saturday with a dual meet against Border Battle rival Wisconsin at the University of Minnesota Fieldhouse.
Jordan Charles won the triple jump and the 100 meters for the Gophers on Wednesday at Sea Foam Stadium.
Minnesota closes out the 2015 Drake Relays on Saturday.
Three Gophers each won a pair of titles over the weekend between the Tom Cat Twilight and the Carleton Relays.
2015 | SOPHOMORE SEASON
Indoor: At the 2015 Jack Johnson Classic, placed 11th in preliminary competition in the 60 meter dash with a time of 7.11 seconds • finished 5th at the 2015 Snowshoe Open in the 60 meter dash with a time of 6.96 seconds. Outdoor: At the 2015 Baldy Castillo Invitational, placed 14th in the 100 meter dash with a time of 10.90 seconds.
2014 | FRESHMAN SEASON
Indoor: Did not compete. Outdoor: Did not compete.
Double Majors in Communications and Cinema. • Hometown: Chicago, Illinois/Duluth, Minnesota. • High School: Duluth East. • Transfer from Lane (Eugene, Oregon). • Son of Donna Coleman and Joel Brekken. • Enjoys playing basketball, media production, and works as a part time talk show host. • Coached by Dave Wickner and Tim Vizina. • All-State three times in high school. • 2010 Minnesota USATF 100 meter dash champion.
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.
Mead Moves on to Olympic 5,000 Final
Mead races in the 5,000 meter final at Olympic Stadium on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. CT.