The Gophers return to action at home next weekend with the Minnesota Open.
Student-athletes from the University of Minnesota honored for performance in classroom
The Gophers claimed 11 personal records at Saturday's Musco Twilight.
Mitch Hechsel won the 800 meters at 1:49.65 - a new personal record and an O'Shaughnessy Stadium record.
Ferretti hit a new personal record at 68.94 meters (226-02 ft.) on his sixth and final throw of the night to set a new school record.
Macon's Personal Records
2015 | REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE SEASON
Indooor: Competed in the Jack Johnson Classic and the Snowshoe Open. Outdoor: Ran for the Golden Gophers at the Baldy Castillo Invitational, the Tom Cat Twilight, the Carelton Relays, and the Musco Twilight.
2014 | REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON
Indoor: Did not compete. Outdoor: Placed 16th at the Meet of the UnSaintly in the 1500 meters with a time of 4:08.12.
2013 | REDSHIRT SEASON
Indoor: Did not compete. Outdoor: Did not compete.
High School: A 2012 graduate of Rochester (Minn.) Mayo High School• competed for head coach Donny Holcomb• the 2012 Minnesota State Champion in the 1,600-meter run• also finished fourth in the 3,200 meter-run at the 2012 Minnesota State High School Championships• helped Rochester Mayo to the 2012 Minnesota Section 1AA title•Personal Bests: 1,600m, 4:12.45; 3,200m, 9:13.50 • also competed in cross country at Rochester Mayo and finished second at the 2011 Minnesota State Cross Country Championships.
Personal: Son of Bill and Cindy Macon.
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.