Agnes Esser and Rachel Schow both won two events to lead the Gophers at the Tommie Twilight
Minnesota will compete at the Virginia Challenge in Charlottesville, Va., this Friday and Saturday
Minnesota competed at the Holst Invitational hosted by Concordia-St. Paul on Saturday
Kimberly Golding broke Minnesota's program record in the 100-meter hurdles to lead the Gophers at the UCLA Legends Invite Saturday
Bolade Jinadu, Paige Peschel, Kiley Sabin, and Lyndsey Thorpe won their respective events at the Parents Day Invite Saturday
2016 Season - Indoor: Ran 12 races with appearances in the 200m, 400m, and 4x400m relay • ran career-best times in the 200m (25.69) and 400m (57.22) at the ISU Classic • placed 24th in the 400m (57.57) at the Big Ten Championship • won the 400m (57.32) at the Parents Day Invite • ran on the first-place 4x400m relay team at both the Minnesota Open (3:53.74) and Parents Day Invite (3:58.02).
2016 Season - Outdoor: Ran seven races with appearances in the 200m, 400m, and 4x400m relay • won both the 200m (24.86) and the 400m (56.58) in career-best times at the Holst Invitational • won the 200m at the Tommie Twilight (25.14).
2015 Season: Competed unattached during the indoor and outdoor track & field seasons.
High School: A 2014 graduate of Prior Lake High School • member of Minnesota Class AA state champion 4x200m relay team as a junior and state runner-up 4x200m relay team as a senior • 2013 all-state and all-conference honoree • finished fifth in state in 200m and 4x400m relay in 2014 • team placed sixth as a sophomore, third as a junior and fifth as a senior at the Minnesota Class AA state meet • member of Prior Lake's school record-holding 4x100m relay team.
Personal: Born March 8, 1996 • daughter of Maria Santos • has three siblings, Bolaji, Bolanle and Babs • given name is Maryam Jinadu • intends to major in chemistry.
|Jinadu's Indoor Career Bests (2016 Final)|
|200m||25.69||Iowa State Classic (2/12/16)|
|400m||57.22||Iowa State Classic (2/13/16)|
|Jinadu's Outdoor Career Bests (2016 Final)|
|100m||12.70 (UA)||Tommie Twilight (4/29/15)|
|200m||24.86||Holst Invitational (4/16/16)|
|400m||56.58||Holst Invitational (4/16/16)|
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.