Derek Storkel
Derek Storkel


Tomah, Wis.

High School:
Tomah HS



Siegmeier, Yedoni Win B1G Titles

Zach Siegmeier won his third overall Big Ten title and Trevor Yedoni captured his first career conference title for the University of Minnesota.


Gophers Pick Up Four Titles in Wisconsin

Minnesota returns to action next weekend with the 2014 Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Lafayette, Ind.


Ellenson, Dulian Finish Third at Drake

Dulian set a lifetime best in the 1,500 meters while Ellenson matched his personal record in the high jump.


Gophers Win Three in Tempe

The Gophers also totaled four second-place finishes at the meet.


Gophers Host Snowshoe Open

Junior Mark Jennings owns the Snowshoe Open shot put record at 17.65 meters (57-11 ft.) after winning the event last season.

2013 Season- Indoor: Finished seventh in the mile at the Jack Johnson Classic with a time of 4:14.36• Finished the 3,000 meter first at the Snowshoe Open with a time of 8:27.49• finished the Bill Bergan Invitational in 15th (8:28.68).Outdoor: Finished 11th in the 1,500 meters at the Baldy Castillo with a time of 3:54.93• won the 1,500 at the Hamline Invitational (3:54.93)• finished eighth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Big Ten Championships (9:02.78)• finished ninth at the Stanford Invitational with a time of 9:04.32.

2012 Season - Indoor: Won the mile run at the Northwest Open with a time of 4:19.30 • also ran the mile at the Jack Johnson Classic (4:15.15). Outdoor: Finished 15th in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Big Ten Championships (9:02.04) • finished fourth in the 1,500 meters at the Bolstorff Twilight with a time of 3:54.96 • finished fifth in the 3,000m steeplechase at the ASU Invite (9:14.95) • also competed in the steeplechase at the Stanford Invite (9:01.75).

2011 Season- Indoor:competed in the mile run at the Snowshoe Open and placed seventh (4:14:68) • competed in the 3,000 meters in the Iowa State Classic and finished with a time of 8:33.46. Outdoor:competed in the 1,500 meters at the Musco Twilight and placed tenth (3:55.23). • competed in the 3,000 meter steeplechase at the Long Beach Invitational and finished with a season best time of 9:12.58

2010 Season: Redshirted the indoor and outdoor seasons.

Cross Country:
Varsity letterwinner as a true freshman in 2009 • a member of the Gophers' 2009 NCAA Championships lineup • redshirted 2010 season.

High School: A 2009 graduate of Tomah High School • high school coaches were Bruce Luebke, Becky Baures and Eric Eswien • the 2008 Wisconsin Division 1 cross country champion (15:26.1) • runner-up in 2007, 13th in 2006 • placed 37th in the Foot Locker Midwest Region Championship • Mississippi Valley Runner of the Year as a junior and senior • four-time all-state honoree in track • state runner-up in the 1,600 meters (4:14.42) and third in 3,200 meters (9:10.73) as a senior • honor student.

Personal: Born Feb. 13, 1991 • intends to major in kinesiology • parents are Ryan and Christine Storkel • has siblings Sam, Courtney and Samantha • hobbies include hunting and fishing.


Minnesota Mourns Loss of "Lefty" Wright


The University of Minnesota mourns the loss of long-time cross country and track & field official Ralph Eugene "Lefty" Wright.

Gophers at the 2015 Minnesota State Fair


Meet your favorite Gopher student-athletes and coaches at the Great Minnesota Get-Together.

Mead Makes International Debut in Beijing


Hassan Mead finished 15th in the 10,000 meters at the IAAF World Championships this weekend.

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