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.
‘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.