Minnesota's Total is up from 123 Following the 2011 Spring Seasons
Senior class was part of five Big Ten Championships
Sean King has strong performance in 100 meter dash
Tough conditions on the track not a factor for Gophers' 4x800
Mt. Sac Relays and Iowa Musco Twilight headline the weekend
2012 Season - Indoor: Competed in a total of seven events for the indoor season finished second in the 800 meters at the Bethel Invite with a time of 1:55.47 placed third in the 800m at the Snowshoe Open (1:53.99) ran a season-best mile at the Jack Johnson Classic (4:14.06) also competed in the 4x400m relay during the season. Outdoor: Competed in a total of six events for the outdoor season posted a time of 3:56.39 in the 1,500 meters at the Big Ten Championships ran the second leg of the 4x1,600-meter relay team that finished third at the Drake Relays with a time of 16:50.07 won the 1,500m at the Golden Bear Twilight (3:52.34) finished fourth in the 1,500m at the Stanford Invite (3:50.33) Academic All-Big Ten.
2011 SeasonIndoor:competed at the Snowshoe Open in the mile run and finished with a time 4:23.84·ran at the Iowa State Classic in the 3,000 meters and finished with the time 8:27.74Outdoor:competed at the St. Thomas Quad in the 5,000 meters and placed second (14:37.42).
2010 Season - Indoor: Competed in four meets top mile time was 4:19.22 at Jack Johnson Classic clocked a 3,000-meter time of 8:45.54 at the Northwest Open. Outdoor: Ran in four meets placed sixth at the Iowa Musco Twilight Meet in the 1,500 meters with a time of 3:51.96.
Cross Country -A two-year team member raced in four events as a sophomore in 2010.
High School: A 2007 graduate of Lakeville South High School high school coach was Mike Mader All-Lake Conference honoree in cross country and track as a senior earned eight varsity letters, three in cross country, two in track and two in Nordic skiing.
Personal: Born Nov. 26, 1988 civil engineering major parents are Jerry and Jane Volz has a younger sister Michelle, who is a freshman on the Gopher women's cross country/track team spent one year attending Colorado School of Mines served as a team manager for the Gopher men's track team in 2009 enjoys playing golf and trekking through the Boundary Waters.
Blankenship Joins Mead on Olympic Team
A native of Stillwater, Minn., Blankenship took third in the 1,500 meter final at Hayward Field, clocking a 3:36.18.
Mead Punches Olympic Ticket
The Minneapolis, Minn., native ran a 13:35.70 at Hayward Field to earn his first bid to the Olympics.
Blankenship Paces Semis at Olympic Trials
The Stillwater, Minn., native led the field with a time of 3:44.24 in Friday's semifinals.