The No. 16 University of Minnesota men’s track & field program will send six competitors to the 2016 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships next month in Oregon.
The Gophers will compete at the 2016 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field West Preliminary Round, May 26-28, at Rock Chalk Park in Lawrence, Kan.
The Maroon & Gold totaled 72 points over the three-day meet.
The University of Minnesota men's track & field program locked up 11 individual titles on Wednesday evening at St Thomas' Tommie Twilight.
Minnesota claimed its fourth 4x800 title in the last six years and its sixth overall title in Drake Relays history.
Yedoni's Personal Records
2015 | REDSHIRT JUNIOR SEASON
Indoor: Won victories for the Maroon and Gold at the Wisconsin Duel and the Snowshoe Open. Finished fifth in the long jump at the B1G Indoor Championships. Outdoor: Competed at the Baldy Castillo Invitational, the Stanford Invitational, the Texas Invitational, the Golden Bear Twilight, the Musco Twilight, and the UW La Crosse Eagle Invitational where he took home the title in the long jump.
2014 | REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE SEASON
Indoor: At the 2014 Northwest Open finished 6th in the 60 meter dash with a time of 7.07 seconds • at the same meet placed first in the long jump with a mark of 7.16 meters • at the 2014 Jack Johnson Classic placed 10th in the 60 meter dash with a time of 7.01 seconds, and finished 3rd in the long jump with a mark of 7.15 meters (23-06.00) • at the 2014 Bill Bergan Invitational finished 5th in the long jump with a jump of 7.24 meters (23-09.00) • in long jump competition at the 2014 Big Ten Championships finished 10th with a mark of 7.08 meters (23-03.75). Outdoor: At the 2014 Stanford Invitational finished 4th in the long jump with a mark of 7 meters (22-11.75) • placed third at the Sun Angel Classic in the long jump with a mark of 7.02 meters (23-00.50)• won the long jump at the Tom Cat Twilight with a jump of 6.99 meters (22-11.25) • placed 21st in the long jump at the Drake Relays with a jump of 6.96 meters (22-10.00) • at the Musco Twilight placed third in the long jump with a jump of 7.18 meters (23-06.75) • won the Big Ten Championship's long jump with a mark of 7.57 meters (24-10.00) • tied for 17th in the long jump at the NCAA West Prelims with a jump of 7.32 meters (24-00.25).
2013 | REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON
Indoor: Competed in the high jump at the Jack Johnson Classic finishing third with a height of 6-09 (2.06m) • Took second in the high jump at the Northwest Open (6-08 3/4, 2.05m) • took sixth in the long jump at the Jack Johnson Classic with a height of 22-04 1/4 (6.81m) • won the triple jump at the Jack Johnson Classic with a mark of 14.83 (48-0). Outdoor: Did not compete.
2012 | REDSHIRT SEASON
Did not see competition in 2012.
A 2011 graduate of Benilde-St. Margaret's High School • high school coach were Will Ola, Jeff Fix, John Porisch • earned four letters in cross country and track/field• three-time MVP and three year captain• All Conference 2009 (LJ) • North Suburban Conference Champion 2010 (HJ, LJ) and 2011(HJ, LJ) • Section Champion 2010 (HJ, LJ) and 2011(LJ) • All Section 2011 (HJ) state champion in the High Jump 2010:(6'10"), High Jump 2011 (6'10") and Long Jump 2011 (23').
Born on July, 9 1992 • son of Julie Melbye and Michael Yedoni • one sister Jennifer and one brother Jonathon • majoring in Electrical Engineering • enjoys playing volleyball and basketball. • Favorite sports memory was winning the Big Ten long jump.
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