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.
A Bismarck, N.D. native and the 2014-15 Gatorade North Dakota Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year, Tharaldsen paced the shot put field with his winning toss of 18.18 meters (59-07.75 ft.).
Donnelly was one of six Gophers throwers in action at the meet – all of whom posted top-10 finishes.
The Gophers close out the weekend on Saturday, continuing action at the Virginia Challenge while also sending a contingency of competitors to the Carlelton Relays in Northfield, Minn.
Stelter's Personal Records
2015 | REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE SEASON
Indoor: At the 2015 Jack Johnson Classic, placed 9th in the weight throw with a mark of 17.72 meters (58-01.75 ft.). Outdoor: Competed for the Golden Gophers at the Baldy Castillo Invitational, the Texas Invitational (placing third in the hammer throw), the Carleton Relays, the Triton Invitational, the Musco Twilight, and the Wisconsin Twilight.
2014 | REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON
Indoor: At the 2014 Northwest Open finished 11th in the weight throw with a throw of 14.68 meters (48-02.00) • placed 16th in the weight throw with a mark of 15.66 meters (51-04.50) at the 2014 Jack Johnson Classic • at the Bill Bergan Invitational placed 8th in the weight throw with a mark of 16.46 meters (54-00.00)• finished 4th in the weight throw with a mark of 15.01 meters (49-03.00) at the Gene Glader Classic • at the 2014 Iowa State Classic finished 14th in the weight throw with a toss of 15.75 meters (51-08.25) • placed 8th in the weight throw with a toss of 16.96 meters (55-07.75) at the 2014 Snowshoe Open. Outdoor: At the 2014 Baldy Castillo Invitational finished 23rd in the discus with a throw of 44.45 meters (145-10) and 15th in the hammer with a throw of 51.72 meters (164-02) • placed fourth in the hammer at the Hamline Invitational with a throw of 51.84 meters (170-01) • at the Sun Angel Classic placed 11th in the hammer with a throw of 56.35 meters (184-10) • placed 25th in the hammer at the UCSD Triton Invitational with a throw of 50.04 meters (164-02) • at the Musco Twilight placed 9th in the hammer with a throw of 53.37 meters (175-01) • placed 5th in the hammer at the Mark Messersmith Invite with a throw of 53.78 meters (176-05) • at the Big Ten Championships placed 13th in the hammer with a throw of 52.90 meters (173-06).
2012 | REDSHIRT SEASON
Indoor: Did not compete. Outdoor: Did not compete.
Scientific and Technical Communications major. • Hometown: Edgar, Wisconsin. • Son of Bruce and Patty Stelter. • Relative Wayne Stelter played football at MSU. • Enjoys music production, psychology, and computers. • Coached by Jerry Sinz, Kevin Ruplinger, and Dave Dielmerer. • All-State in football as a senior. • Won state in football as a sophomore and junior. • Holds multiple school and conference punting records.
Miller Inspired By Rio Experience
Former Gopher student-athlete and current women's assistant coach Peter Miller attended the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as a fan.
`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.