The Gophers totaled 282 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2015-16 academic year.
The Gophers totaled 283 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2015-16 academic year.
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.
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.
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.
Blankenship Punches Ticket to Olympic Final
Ben Blankenship (1,500) and Hassan Mead (5,000) will run in Olympic finals on Saturday night.
Mead Moves on to Olympic 5,000 Final
Mead races in the 5,000 meter final at Olympic Stadium on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. CT.