Among Big Ten programs, the Gophers stand second in the rankings behind only Michigan in 14th.
Representing the Maroon & Gold are Sean Donnelly (hammer throw), Mitch Hechsel (800 meters) and the 4x400 meter relay squad of Goaner Deng, Brad Neumann, Nate Roese and Jack Wellenstein.
The Gophers totaled 282 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2015-16 academic year.
The Gophers totaled 283 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2015-16 academic year.
Sean Donnelly (hammer throw) and Mitch Hechsel (800 meters) both earned their first trips to the national outdoor competition.
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.
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.