The University of Minnesota men's track & field program locked up 11 individual titles on Wednesday evening at St Thomas' Tommie Twilight.
The Maroon & Gold closed out the Drake Relays on a rain-soaked day in Des Moines.
Luca Wieland and Ryan Lockard set Virginia Challenge meet records in their respective wins.
The Gophers posted 10 top-10 finishes on the opening day of competition at the Stanford Invitational.
Goaner Deng was less than a quarter of a second off All-American Harun Abda’s University of Minnesota Fieldhouse record with his win in the 800 meters.
2016 Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championship (Day Two)
Minnesota at Tommie Twilight Meet
Men's Track and Field at Big Ten Track 05.17.15
2015 Golden Bear Twilight
2015 Drake Relays
Fountain's Personal Records
2016 | REDSHIRT JUNIOR SEASON
Indoor: Did not see action. Outdoor: Won the 400 meter hurdles at the Tommie Twilight with a time of 52.83 seconds.
2015 | REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE SEASON
Indoor: Highlights include top three finishes in events at the Northwest Open, the Jack Johnson Classic, the Iowa State Classic, and the Snowshoe Open. Outdoor: Competed in meets at the Stanford Invitational, the Texas Invitational, the Drake Relays, the Golden Bear Twilight (which included a win in the 400 meter hurdles), and the Musco Twilight.
2014 | REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON
Indoor: At the 2014 Northwest Open finished 3rd in the 600 meters with a time of 1:21.29 • at the 2014 Jack Johnson Classic placed 22nd with a time of 23.38 seconds • at the Bill Bergan Invitational placed 22nd in the 200 meter dash with a time of 23.00 • at the same meet finished 7th in the 600 yards with a time of 1:11.41 • at the 2014 Iowa State Classic, finished 8th in the 600 yards with a time of 1:12.18 • finished 2nd in the 600 meters with a time of 1:20.14 at the 2014 Snowshoe Open • at the 2014 Big Ten Championships placed 17th in the 600 meters with a time of 1:18.98. Outdoor: Placed 26th at the Stanford Invitational with a time of 55.83 in the 400 meter hurdles • won the 400 meter hurdles at the Hamline Invitational with a time of 54.26 • at the 2014 Sun Angel Classic placed 5th in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 52.70 • won the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 54.27 at the Tom Cat Twilight • placed 20th at the Drake Relays in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 57.96 • at the 2014 Musco Twilight placed 12th in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 52.46.
2013 | REDSHIRT SEASON
Did not compete in 2013.
A 2012 graduate of Eden Prairie High School (Minn.) • competed for head coach Bruce Kivimaki • helped Eden Prairie to a fifth-place finish in the 4x400 at the 2012 Minnesota State High Scool Championships • boasts a personal best of 48.42 in the 400 meters • the 2012 Lake Conference champion in the 400 meters (50.04) • part of three Eden Prairie High School relay records: the 400-meter relay, the 800-meter relay and the 1,600-meter relay.
Business and Marketing Education Major. • Son of Raynard Daniel and Shelly Fountain. • Hometown: Detroit, attended Eden Prarie (MN) High School. • Has two younger sisters: Candise and Kylie. • Favorite Sports Memories: Winning the state football championship at the Metrodome and seeing Lolo Jones at the Outdoor National Championships in 2011. • Enjoys stock trading, golfing, fishing, and fine dining. • Coached by Bruce Kiv, Bill Terrequez and Mike Grant. • Holds the Minnesota State record for longest touchdown reception at 95 yards.
‘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.