The Gophers closed out the 2017 home slate on Friday night with the Snowshoe Open at the University of Minnesota Fieldhouse.
Obsa Ali ran the second fastest 5,000 meters in school history and the second fastest mark in the Big Ten this season.
All-American alum Sean Donnelly set a new University of Minnesota Fieldhouse record in the weight throw.
The Maroon & Gold outscored the Badgers 87-74 at the meet as Minnesota has now swept the Border Battle every year since the event returned in 2015.
The Gophers throwers added a pair of titles in assistant coach Matt Conly first home event with the Maroon & Gold.
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.
DMR Earns All-Big Ten Honors
Through the first day of competition, the Gophers stand in seventh place with 14 points.
Plasencia Named U.S. Junior Cross Country Coach
True freshmen Hamza Ali and Nick Rink will also represent the U.S. in international competition next month.
Gophers Head to B1G Indoor Meet
The two-day event begins on Friday, Feb. 24 and culminates on Saturday, Feb. 25.