The Minnesota 4x100 meter relay squad of Jordan Charles, Brad Neumann, Jordan Webb and Luca Wieland clocked a 39.80 to finish 16th in the event while the mark just edged the previous University of Minnesota record from 2000 when Matt Taylor, Steve Burkholder, Adam Freed and Fred Rodgers ran a 39.95.
Mitch Hechsel and Nate Roese both clocked personal records in the 800 meters and Obsa Ali added a sixth-place finish in the 3,000 meter steeplechase to qualify for the 2017 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships next month in Eugene, Ore.
The Maroon & Gold will compete in nine events at the regional while decathlete Luca Wieland has already punched his ticket to the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, June 7-10, in Eugene, Ore.
Minnesota featured 11 individual scorers at the Big Ten meet -- six of those scorers contributed in multiple events.
Minnesota earned runner-up performances from All-American high jumper Ryan Lockard and the distance medley relay team of Derek Wiebke, Jackson Wellenstein, Mitch Hechsel and Shane Streich on Saturday.
Drake Relays (Day Three)
2016 Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championship (Day Two)
2015 Golden Bear Twilight
2016 | REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE SEASON
Indoor: At the Big Ten Indoor meet, set a new personal record with a high jump of 2.19 meters, good for second place. • Was named to the Second All-Big Ten Team. • Second Team All-American. Outdoor: Won the high jump title at the Virginia title with a jump of 2.20 meters, good for a new meet record. • Placed second in the high jump at the Big Ten Championships with a mark of 2.15 meters.
2015 | REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON
Indoor: Turned in top five finishes in the high jump at the Jack Johnson Classic and the Iowa State Classic. • Took sixth in the B1G Indoor Championships in the high jump. Outdoor: Competed in the Baldy Castillo Invitational, the Stanford Invitational, the Bolstroff Twilight, the Musco Twilight and the UW La Crosse Eagle Invitational.
2014 | REDSHIRT SEASON
Indoor: At the 2014 Northwest Open placed 2nd in the high jump with a jump of 2.05 meters (6-08.75) and placed 5th in the long jump with a mark of 6.60 meters (21-08.00) while competing unattached • finished 3rd in the high jump unattached with a jump of 2.06 meters (6-09.00) and finished 12th in the long jump with a jump of 6.50 meters (21-04.00) at the 2014 Jack Johnson Classic unattached • at the 2014 Snowshoe Open finished 5th in the long jump with a jump of 6.60 meters (21-08.00). Outdoor: At the 2014 Hamline Invitational placed second unattached in the high jump with a mark of 2.10 meters (6-10.75) • placed 4th in the high jump unattached with a mark of 1.95 meters (6-04.75) at the 2014 Holst Invitational. Won the high jump at the 2014 Carleton Relays unattached with a jump of 2.06 meters (6-09.00) • won the MAC Twilight high jump unattached with a jump of 2.08 meters (6-09.75) • tied for 6th unattached in the high jump at the 2014 Musco Twilight with a jump of 2.01 meters (6-07.00).
Kinesiology Major. • Hometown: Apple Valley, High School: Eastview. • Son of Diana and Christopher Lockard. • Has a sister, Caitlin. • Favorite sports memory was winning state in the high jump in 2013. • Enjoys playing basketball. • Coached by Mark Tollefson. • Was All-State twice in Track and Field.
Wieland, Wiebke Earn Academic All-America
A three-time Academic All-American, Wieland represented the Maroon & Gold on the Second Team while Wiebke picked up his first career honor as a Third Team selection.
Mead Wins USATF 10,000 Meters
Mead’s title on Friday snapped Galen Rupp’s streak of eight consecutive USATF 10,000 meter championships.
Incoming Gophers Earn Track & Field Honors
Dawson LaRance was named the Montana Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year and Hunter Lucas was named the North Dakota Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year.