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.
The Gophers posted 10 top-10 finishes on the opening day of competition at the Stanford Invitational.
Goaner Deng was less than a quarter of a second off All-American Harun Abda’s University of Minnesota Fieldhouse record with his win in the 800 meters.
Nick Bachinski picked up a win and a personal record in the high jump for the second week in a row.
The Gophers return to action at home next weekend with the Minnesota Open.
2015 | REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON
Indoor: Competed in events at the Jack Johnson Classic, Iowa State Classic, and the Snowshoe Open. • Capped off his season in the one mile run with a sixth place finish in his heat at the B1G Indoor Championship. Outdoor: Ran for the Maroon and Gold at the Baldy Castillo Invitational, the Bryan Clay Invitational, the Drake Relays, and the UW La Crosse Eagle Open.
2014 | REDSHIRT SEASON
Indoor: In the 1 mile run at the 2014 Northwest Open placed 5th with a time of 4:16.14 while competing unattached • at the Jack Johnson Classic, finished 13th with a time of 4:19.53. Outdoor: Placed second in the 800 meters at the 2014 Holst Invitational with a time of 1:55.48 competing unattached • placed second in the 1500 meters at the Hamline Invitational with a time of 3:55.82 • finished 12th in the 1500 meters with a time of 3:57.53 at the Musco Twilight • at the 2014 UW La Crosse Qualifier finished 12th in the 1500 meters with a time of 4:00.90.
Sports Managment Major. • Attended Stillwater High School. • Son of Jennifer and Tony Hall. • Most memorable sport moment was winning state in cross country. • Enjoys wrestling, playing soccer and ping pong, fishing, and his chinchillas.
4x400 Squad Qualifies for NCAA Championships
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.
Donnelly, Hechsel Punch Championship Tickets
Sean Donnelly (hammer throw) and Mitch Hechsel (800 meters) both earned their first trips to the national outdoor competition.
Day One Action at NCAA West Prelim Postponed
Day one competition at the 2016 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field West Preliminary Round has been suspended due to inclement weather.