Goaner Deng was less than a quarter of a second off All-American Harun Abda’s University of Minnesota Fieldhouse record with his win in the 800 meters.
Minnesota continues to compete at the 2015 NCAA Track & Field West Preliminary Round on Friday and Saturday at the University of Texas' Mike A. Myers Stadium.
Fifteen Gophers will be in NCAA regional action this weekend at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin, Texas.
Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin, Texas hosts this year's NCAA West Regional.
The Gophers combined for 38 points through the first two days of competition, trailing meet-leading Nebraska by just six points.
2015 Golden Bear Twilight
Schiller's Personal Records
2015 | SENIOR SEASON
Indoor: At the 2015 Jack Johnson Classic placed 10th in the high jump with a mark of 1.99 meters (6-06.25 ft.) • placed 15th in the high jump at the 2015 Iowa State Classic with a mark of 2.00 meters (6-06.75) • in high jump competition at the 2015 Snowshoe Open, placed second with a jump of 1.99 meters (6-06.25). Outdoor: At the 2015 Baldy Castillo Invitational finished 14th in the high jump with a mark of 1.98 meters (6-06.00) • won the high jump at the Ashton May Invitational with a mark of 2.03 meters (6-08.00) • won the high jump at the 2015 Tom Cat Twilight with a jump of 2.02 meters (6-07.50) • placed second in the high jump at the 2015 Carleton Relays with a mark of 2.03 meters (6-08.00) • won the high jump at the 2015 Bolstorff Twilight with a mark of 2.07 meters • won the high jump at the Golden Bear Classic with a jump of 2.13 meters (6-11.75) that set a new meet and facility record.
2014 | JUNIOR SEASON
Indoor: At the 2014 Northwest Open placed 3rd in the high jump with a jump of 2.05 meters (6-08.75) • finished 7th in the high jump with a mark of 1.96 meters (6-05.00) • at the 2014 Bill Bergan Invitational finished first in the high jump with a mark of 2.10 meters (6-10.75 ft.) • placed 10th in the high jump with a jump of 2.00 meters (6-06.75) at the 2014 Iowa State Classic • finished 14th in the Big Ten Championships in the high jump with a mark of 2.00 meters (6-06.75). Outdoor: At the 2014 Stanford Invitational finished tied for first in the high jump with a mark of 1.96 meters (6-05.00) • finished third at the 2014 Hamline Invitational with a mark of 2.10 meters (6-10.75) • placed second at the Holst Invitational with a high jump of 2 meters (6-06.75) • at the 2014 Carleton Relays finished second in the high jump with a mark of 1.98 meters (6-06.00) • placed second in the high jump at the Tom Cat Twilight with a jump of 2.08 meters (6-09.75).
2013 | SOPHOMORE SEASON
Indoor: Took first in high jump at the Northwest Open with a mark of 6-10 3/4 (2.10m) and the Jack Johnson Classic with jump of 6-09 (2.06m) • finished 12th at the Big Ten Championships with a leap of 6-09 (2.06m)• Finished seventh in high jump at the Iowa State Classic. Outdoor: Finished second at the Tom Cat Invitational in high jump with a mark of 6-11.75 (2.13m) • ran at NCAA Regional prelims with a mark of 6-09.50 (2.11m)• finished eighth at the Iowa Musco Invitational with a hight of 6-07.12 (2.01m)• USTFCCCA All-Academic honoree• Academic All-Big Ten.
2012 | FRESHMAN SEASON
Indoor: Competed in six events for the indoor season • leaped 6-7 1/2 in the high jump at the Big Ten Championships, finishing 15th • placed second at the Brooks Classic with a season-best jump of 6-10 3/4 (2.10m) • finished third at the Snowshoe Open with a height of 6-8 3/4 (2.05m). Outdoor: Competed in a total of six events for the outdoor season • jumped 6-7 in the high jump at the Big Ten Championships • won the high jump at the Tom Cat Twilight with a height of 6-8 3/4 • placed second at the Golden Bear Twilight with a season-best jump of 6-9 (2.06m) • placed fifth at the Stanford Invite • Academic All-Big Ten.
2011 | REDSHIRT SEASON
Redshirted the indoor and outdoor seasons.
A 2010 graduate of Homestead High School • high school coaches were Dan Benson and Todd Brawner • part the 2010 Wisconsin Division 1 state championship-winning team • placed fifth in the 2010 state meet in high jump with a leap of 6-4 • all-state honoree in 2009 (6-7) and 2008 (6-6) with third and second place finishes, respectively • three-time North Shore Conference champion in high jump • also 2010 North Shore champion in long jump • holds indoor and outdoor school high jump records with jumps of 6-10 • also a letterwinner in basketball.
Born April 21, 1992 • intends to major in engineering • son of Diane Duwel and Jeff Schiller • has an older sister, Katie.
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.
Mead Moves on to Olympic 5,000 Final
Mead races in the 5,000 meter final at Olympic Stadium on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. CT.