Jonathan Webb, Derek Wiebke and Shane Streich highlighted the opening day of competition for the Maroon & Gold with Webb moving on in the 200 meters and Wiebke and Streich advancing in the 1,500 meters.
Ali finished with a time of 8:51.25 in his first 3,000 meter steeplechase competition of the year, leading the National Relays field with a performance that ranks second in the Big Ten and 20th in the nation this year.
The Gophers finished sixth out of 16 teams in the relay competitions as Minnesota competed in four of the seven relays, totaling 13 points.
Representing the Maroon & Gold at the top of the podium at Cobb Track & Angell Field were Jonathan Webb in the 400 meters, Eric Walker in the 110-meter hurdles and Ryan Lockard in the high jump.
The Gophers dominated the field events with five wins while adding two on the track.
Carlson's Personal Records
2015 | FRESHMAN SEASON
Indoor Season: At the 2015 Jack Johnson Classic competed unattached and finished 6th with a time of 4:13.34. Outdoor: At the 2015 Carleton Relays, placed 5th unattached in the 800 meters with a time of 1:56.81 • at the Musco Twilight Invitational finished 12th in the 1500 meters with a time of 3:58.70 unattached.
A 2014 graduate of Bemidji High School • an honors student as a prep • the 2014 Senior Lumberjack Male Athlete of the Year • a five-time all-state honoree (Track: 2012-14. Cross Country: 2012-13) • a two-time captain for the cross country squad and a two-time team MVP • also earned MVP distinction for the Bemidji track and field program • holds Bemidji High School records for the 800 meters (1:54), the 1,600 meters (4:15), the 5,000 meters (15:47) and the 4x800 relay • earned a total of 18 letters at Bemidji (four in cross country, four in track, two in National Honor Society, two in jazz band, three in concert band and three academic letters • also played hockey for nine years including three years in high school.
Born July 3, 1995 • son of Mark and Mishel Carlson • Hometown: Bemidji. • has one brother and two sisters • biology/genetics major. • most memorable sports moment was winning the 1600 meters in his state track meet in 2014. • enjoys playing the saxaphone, hunting, fishing, playing the guitar, mountain biking, and water skiing. • All- State for three years in track and twice in cross country.
Four Gophers Earn Academic All-America Nods
6/21/2018 - M. Track & Field
Representing the Maroon & Gold are Second Team honorees Derek Wiebke and Madeline Strandemo and Third Team selections Temi Ogunrinde and Kiley Sabin.
Three 'U' Alums Set for USATF Championships
6/20/2018 - M. Track & Field
Representing the Maroon & Gold are Sean Donnelly in the hammer throw, Harun Abda in the 800 meters and Hassan Mead in the 1,500 meters.
Obsa Ali Captures NCAA Steeplechase Crown
6/8/2018 - M. Track & Field
Ali claimed the program's first national championship in the steeplechase by breaking his own school record at 8:32.23 on Friday night at Hayward Field.