Travis Burkstrand
Travis Burkstrand

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Apple Valley, Minn.

High School:
Eastview


11/09/2012

Gophers Finish Seventh at NCAA Midwest Regional

Derek Storkel paced Minnesota in 36th place.

10/28/2012

Gophers Finish Fifth at Big Ten Championships

John Simons paced Minnesota with an 11th-place finish.

09/27/2012

Griak Rosters

Griak Rosters

09/14/2012

Minnesota Finishes Second at Autumn Classic

Minnesota Finishes Second at Autumn Classic

11/18/2011

Minnesota Set for NCAA Championships

Race begins at 11:08 am on Monday

Golden Gopher Career Notes: Gained All-American status for his role on the Gophers' bronze medalist DMR team at the NCAA Indoor Championships • advanced to 2010 NCAA quarterfinals in 800 meters • ranks third on Minnesota list in indoor 800 meters (1:49.48) • ranks seventh on Minnesota list in outdoor 800 meters (1:49.30).

2011 Junior Season: Competed in five meets • represented Minnesota at the Midwest Regional Cross Country Championships as the seventh-best on the roster, clocking 34:09.52 • raced the Big Ten Championships in 25:14, good for seventh on the team • placed sixth on the team running 25:58 at the Wisconsin Adidas 8K • competed in the Roy Griak Invitational, running seventh on the team in 25:21.6 • clocked the Gophers' third-best time (19:50.45) at the Oz Memorial 6K

2010 • Sophomore Season: Competed at the Jim Drews Invite and finished 28th overall with a time of 25:29.7.

2009 • Redshirt Freshman Season: Competed in four meets • won St. Olaf Opener with a time of 15:39 • Gophers' number-three runner (19:31.64), seventh overall, in Oz Memorial Run.

2008 • Freshman Season: Redshirted the season.

On the Track: Will be a sophomore in 2011 • advanced to 2010 NCAA quarterfinal in 800 meters • placed third in the event in Big Ten Championships • varsity letterwinner.

High School: A 2008 graduate of Eastview High School • high school coach was Tom Sharp • a four-time all-state performer in cross country and track • placed 19th overall in the 2007 Minnesota Class AA Cross Country Championships leading Eastview to a fifth-place finish • finished 25th as a junior • earned all-state honors in the 800 meters in 2008 with a seventh-place finish (1:53.15) • also a member of the seventh-place 4x800-meter relay as a senior • earned four letters in cross country and track, one in hockey • graduated with high honors.

Personal: Born July 22, 1989 • arcitecture and design major • son of Dave Burkstrand and Anne Flahavan • has siblings Andrew and Kenzie • enjoys art and snowboarding.

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