Behind Ali's 10 points as 3,000 meter steeplechase champion, the Gophers recorded 25 points on Saturday to jump up to sixth in the team standings ahead of Sunday's final day of competition.
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.
Travis cleared a personal record of 14.80 meters (48-06.75 ft.) to lead the collegiate field and pick up his second triple jump victory of the 2018 outdoor campaign (Tom Cat Twilight).
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.
Gophersports.com sat down with Frid this week to talk about his success in his first season in Maroon & Gold.
2018 | JUNIOR SEASON
Second Team All-American in the heptathlon, finishing 10th at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships • his 5,717 points at the national championships rank fourth all-time at Minnesota.
Spent two years at the University of Sioux Falls • a two-time NCAA Division II All-American • the 2017 NSIC Men's Field Athlete of the Year • earned First Team All-America accolades with a seventh-place showing in the heptathlon (2017) and Second Team All-America honors with a 12th-place showing in the decathlon (2017) • holds three USF school records (60-meter hurdles, heptathlon, decathlon) as well as the NSIC decathlon record.
A graduate of South St. Paul High School
Native of South St. Paul, Minn.
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.
Ali Advances to NCAA Steeplechase Final
6/6/2018 - M. Track & Field
Competing at historic Hayward Field at the University of Oregon, Ali led the semifinal field with a time of 8:39.17 on Wednesday to advance to Friday's final at 7:54 p.m. CT.