Lyndsey Thorpe and Cami Gilson and unattached Gophers Sophia Anderson and Rebecca Wesley won titles
Minnesota competed at Drake, Kansas, and Macalester on Saturday
Matt Bingle looks at the Gophers' sprints, jumps, hurdles, and multi-events in 2016
Murgic cleared a career-best 4.15m (13-07.25) in pole vault at Hamline on Saturday
Minnesota capped the weekend at UC San Diego with 12 career-best marks
2016 Season -- Indoor: Competed in pole vault at four meets • cleared a career-best 3.67m (12-00.50) to place fourth in pole vault at the Parents Day Invite.
2016 Season -- Outdoor: Competed in pole vault at four meets • cleared a career-best 3.70m (12-01.50) to place third while competing unattached at the Meet of the Un-Saintly.
2015 Season -- Indoor: Competed in the pole vault at four meets • cleared a career-best 3.62m (11-10.50) to place 10th at Parents Day Invite.
2015 Season -- Outdoor: Competed in the pole vault at seven meets • cleared an outdoor career-best 3.55m (11-07.75) at both the Meet of the Un-Saintly and the Triton Invitational.
2014 Season: Redshirted the indoor and outdoor track & field seasons.
High School: A 2013 graduate of Eastview High Schools • coaches were Jorjean Fischer and Jason Larsons • set pole vault personal bests of 11-0 indoor and 11-6 outdoors • team placed ninth at the Minnesota State AA Meet as a seniors • competed in pole vault at the state meet, taking sixth (11-3) as a junior and second (11-6) as a seniors • All-South Suburban Conference honoree in 2013s • named all-state in 2012 and 2013 s • named All-American at USA Youth Outdoor Track & Field Championships in 2012 • three-year track & field letterwinner • track team captain in 2013 • two-time Most Valuable Athlete • ole vault school record holder (11-6) • three-time academic all-state honoree and honor roll member • competed with club team Fuzion Athletics • two-time UCA national champion in competitive cheerleading with Northern Elite All-Stars • was an AP Scholar with distinction and graduated with honors • earned President's Education Award • named a STEM Scholar • four-year academic letterwinner.
Personal: Born September 1, 1995 • daughter of Bill and Cindy Funk • has one sister, Hailey • majoring in mathematics • enjoys camping, swimming and spending time with family.
|Funk's Indoor Career Bests (2016 Final)|
|Pole Vault||12-00.50, 3.67m||Parents Day Invite (2/20/16)|
|Funk's Outdoor Career Bests (2016 Final)|
|Pole Vault||12-01.50, 3.70m (UA)||Meet of the Un-Saintly (5/6/16)|
Gophers Welcome Two New Staff Members
Director of operations Lyndsey Thorpe and athletic trainer Sarah Wambheim have joined the Gopher Athletics staff.
Spotakova Earns Olympic Bronze in Javelin
Gophers All-American Barbora Spotakova threw 64.80m in to place third in the javelin at the Rio Olympic Games.
Gophers to Visit Minnesota State Fair
Golden Gopher teams and coaches are scheduled to appear at the Minnesota State Fair Aug. 29-31.