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.
Gophers Earn USTFCCCA Academic Merits
Eight Gophers earned individual honors while Minnesota also earned USTFCCCA All-Academic Team honors.
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.