Minnesota totaled 13.50 team points at the national championships to finish 17th - the program's best finish at the meet since 2004.
All five Gophers that qualified for the 2014 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships earned All-America honors.
Minnesota closes out the 2014 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday with John Simons competing in the men's 1,500 meter finals.
The Golden Gophers continue to compete at the NCAA championships on Friday with Wally Ellenson and Dominique Howard set to compete.
Minnesota will send five student-athletes to Eugene, Ore., this week for the NCAA Championships.
High Jump -- 2.20 meters/7-02.50 ft. (2013 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships)
Won a gold medal at the 2013 Pan American Junior Championships in Medellin, Colombia with a high jump of 2.16 meters (7-1 ft.)earned a silver medal at the 2013 U.S. Junior Championships in the high jump with a 7-00.50 (2.15m) mark.
2013 Indoor Season:
Did not compete was a member of the Gopher men's basketball program.
2013 Outdoor Season:
First Team All-American tied for eighth at theNCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in the high jump with a 7-02.50 (2.20m) mark finished third at the 2013 Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championships with a high jump of 2.12 meters (6-11.50 ft.) landed a 2.12 meter (6-11.50 ft.) jump to finish fifth at the Drake Relays finished second at the Iowa Musco Invitational with a jump of 2.11 meters (6-09.25 ft.) took seventh in high jump at the John McDonnell Invitational with a 6-07 1/2 (2.01m) mark USTFCCCA All-Academic honors won a gold medal at the 2013 Pan American Junior Championships in Medellin, Colombia with a high jump of 2.16 meters (7-1 ft.)earned a silver medal at the 2013 U.S. Junior Championships in the high jump with a 7-00.50 (2.15m) mark.
A graduate of Rice Lake High School a two-time Wisconsin Division 1 state champion in the high jump his state-record jump of seven feet, one inch in the 2012 regional meet was the nation's best by a high school athlete, and only two inches shy of an Olympic Trials qualifier also owns Rice Lake school records in long jump (22-6) and triple jump (44-2) also played basketball at Rice Lake and holds the school scoring record at 1,356 in three years with the program.
Son of John and Holly Ellenson born May 4, 1994 has three siblings: Ellwood, Henry, and Ella enrolled in the Collge of Liberal Arts undecided on a major.
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.