The Gophers totaled 283 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2015-16 academic year.
The Gophers totaled 282 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2015-16 academic year.
The Maroon & Gold closed out the Drake Relays on a rain-soaked day in Des Moines.
Meanwhile at Macalester's Bolstorff Twilight, Matt Welch (3:57.57) and Charlie Lawrence (4:04.02) paced the 1,500 meters, finishing first and second, respectively.
The Gophers posted 10 top-10 finishes on the opening day of competition at the Stanford Invitational.
Skaret's Personal Records
2016 | REDSHIRT SENIOR SEASON
Indoor: Won the 800 meters at the Northwest Open.
2015 | REDSHIRT JUNIOR SEASON
Indoor: At the 2015 Gene Glader Classic placed second in the 800 meter run with a time of 1:56.49 • placed 26th in the 1 mile run at the 2015 Iowa State Classic with a time of 4:07.47 • at the 2015 Snowshoe Open, placed third in the 800 meter with a time of 1:54.90 • competed in the 1 mile run at the 2015 B1G Indoor Championships and clocked in with a time of 4:11.72. Outdoor: Finished third in the section 1 heat of the 1500 meters at the 2015 Stanford Invitational with a time of 3:51.54 • at the 2015 Bryan Clay Invitational finished 40th in the 1500 meter run with a time of 3:49.62 • placed 9th in the 800 meter run at the 2015 UW LA Crosse Eagle Open with a time of 1:53.90.
2014 | REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE SEASON
Indoor: At the 2014 Jack Johnson Classic finished 7th in the 3000 meters with a time of 8:30.57 • at the 2014 Bill Bergan Invitational finished 5th in the 1 mile run with a time of 4:11.59 • at the 2014 Snowshoe Open finished 5th in the 1 mile run with a time of 4:15.19. Outdoor: At the 2014 Baldy Castillo Invitiational placed 11th in the 1500 meters with a time of 3:52.06 • placed 71st at the Stanford Invitational in the 1500 meters with a time of 3:52.42 • finished ninth in the 1500 meters at the 2014 Musco Twilight with a time of 3:56.57 • won the 1500 meters at the 2014 UW La Crosse Eagle Open with a time of 3:50.98 • won the 800 meters at the 2014 Hamline Invitational with a time of 1:52.92. • Compteting unattached won the UW La Crosse Qualifier with a time of 3:52.44.
2013 | REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON
Indoor: Did not compete. Outdoor: took first in the 800 meters at both the NDSU Tune Up (1:52.92) and the Hamline Invitational (1:53.08)• took 13th in the 1,500 meters at the Baldy Castillo finishing with a time of 3:56.45.
2012 | REDSHIRT SEASON
Graduated from Minnetonka High School in 2011 • high school coaches were Jeff Renlund, Steve Hoag, Chris Cohen and Matt Weirsum • two time all state selection • two time all conference in cross country • finished 13th in his senior year at the state championships• state champion in the 1,600m as a senior• lettered four years in cross country • also participated in track, golf, baseball, hockey and Nordic skiing.
Born on September 3, 1992 • son of Jeff and Heidi Skaret • majoring in sports management • enjoys wake surfing, pond hockey and boating.
‘U’ Alum Siegmeier Joins Gophers Staff
A two-time All-American and three-time Big Ten champion, Zach Siegmeier will serve as director of operations for men's track & field and cross country.
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.