Travis Burkstrand
Travis Burkstrand

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Apple Valley, Minn.

High School:
Eastview HS

Position:
Distance


04/25/2014

Gophers Finish Fifth in 4x800 at Drake

Minnesota closes out the Drake Relays on Saturday.

04/24/2014

Drake Relays Highlight Busy Weekend

The Gophers will try for their fourth-straight 4x800 title at the Drake Relays.

02/22/2014

DMR Squad Runs at Notre Dame

Minnesota's only competitors at the Notre Dame-hosted meet, the DMR squad clocked a 9:31.94 to finish seventh in a talented field.

02/22/2014

DMR Squad Runs at Notre Dame

Minnesota's only competitors at the Notre Dame-hosted meet, the DMR squad clocked a 9:31.94 to finish seventh in a talented field.

01/30/2014

Gophers Head to Iowa State

The No. 15 Minnesota men's indoor track & field team returns to action this weekend with the fifth-annual Bill Bergan Invitational in Ames, Iowa.

Career Highlihgts
2011 All-American • a 2010, 2011, and 2012 NCAA Preliminary meet qualifier in the 800 meters • ranks third in Gopher history in the 800 indoor (1:48.16) and seventh outdoor (1:48.65).

2012 Season - Indoor: Ran a time of 1:49.73 in the 800 meters at the Big Ten Championships • also ran the fourth leg of the Gophers' distance medley relay • finished first with the third-fastest time in school history in the 800 meters at the Alex Wilson Invitational (1:48.16) • finished sixth and set the sixth-fastest time in school history in the 800m at the Husky Classic (1:49.15) • won the 600m at the Snowshoe Open with a time of 1:20.18 • won the mile run at the Bill Bergan Invite (4:06.68) • placed second in the mile at the Holiday Inn Invitational (4:12.58). Outdoor: NCAA West Preliminary competitor in the 800 meters • ran a time of 1:48.65 in the 800m at the Big Ten Championships • ran the fourth leg of the distance medley relay team that won at the Drake Relays with a new school record (9:36.21) • ran the second leg of the 4x800m relay that won at Drake with a time of 7:19.02 • finished fourth in the 1,500m at the Stanford Relays with a time of 3:50.83.

2011 Season - Indoor:ran the 600 meters (1:20.45) at the Snowshoe Open and finished second • took third in the 800 meters (1:50.56) at the Big Ten championships• finished third overall in the 5,000 meters at the Northwest Open with a time of 9:03.17 • ran the third leg of the Gophers distance medley relay team that broke a school record (9:29.70) at the NCAA championships • relay team also won the Big Ten championships (9:50.58) and the Alex Wilson Invite (9:31.78).Outdoor:member of first place (9:38.09) distance medley relay team at the Drake Relays • won the 1,500 meters at the Musco Twilight with a time of 3:49.77 • won the 800 meters (1:49.70) at the Mt. SAC Relays Open • letterwinner.


2010 Season
Indoor: An NCAA provisional qualifier in the 800 meters • placed third in the 800m (1:51.56) at the Big Ten Championships • ran a career-best and third-fastest time in school history of 1:49.48 at Alex Wilson Invitational • ran top mile time of 4:17.04 at Iowa State Classic. Outdoor: NCAA Preliminary Meet competitor in the 800 meters, clocking a time of 1:49.60 in the first round • finished third at the Big Ten meet with a career-best time of 1:49.30, seventh best in Gopher history • placed third in the 1,500 meters (3:50.00) at the Jim Click Shootout • anchored the Drake Relays runner-up 4x800-meter relay that set the Minnesota record of 7:18.18 • varsity letterwinner.

2009 Season - Redshirted the indoor and outdoor seasons.

Cross Country -
A two-year member of the cross country team • uses season to train for track • ran in one meet in 2010.

High School:
A 2008 graduate of Eastview High School • high school coach was Tom Sharp • a four-time all-state performer in cross country and track • placed 19th overall in the 2007 Minnesota Class AA Cross Country Championships leading Eastview to a fifth-place finish • finished 25th as a junior • earned all-state honors in the 800 meters in 2008 with a seventh-place finish (1:53.15) • also a member of the seventh-place 4x800-meter relay as a senior • earned four letters in cross country and track, one in hockey • graduated with high honors.

Personal:
Born July 22, 1989 •art major• son of Dave Burkstrand and Anne Flahavan • has siblings Andrew and Kenzie • enjoys art and snowboarding.

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