Minnesota opened the 2018 outdoor season at the Cougar Spring Break Invitational on Thursday
Kaitlyn Long won the weight throw and the Gophers finished as runners-up in the 600m, mile, and pole vault
Karlie Place finished as pole vault runner-up to lead Minnesota on day one of the Big Ten Championship
Titania Markland won the 800m in a career-best 2:07.12 to lead the Gophers on day two at the Music City Challenge
No. 10 Minnesota split the squad at three meets at Iowa State, Vandervilt, and St. Thomas on Friday evening
2018 Season - Indoor: Ran 14 races • ran a career-best 7.60 as 60m runner-up, also finishing as 200m runner-up (24.92) at The Dual • ran career bests in the 200m (24.52) and 400m (55.22) at the Music City Challenge • placed 22nd in the 400m (55.83) and ran second leg of seventh-place 4x400m relay (3:38.12) at the Big Ten Championship • ran on first-place 4x400m relays at the SDSU Holiday Invite and The Dual • ended the season ranked ninth in the 400m (55.22) among all-time Gophers.
2017 Season - Indoor: Ran 13 races with appearances in the 60m, 200m, 400m, and 4x400m relay • made Big Ten Championship debut, placing 12th in the 400m (55.31) and taking fourth with the 4x400m relay, running 3:37.20 to rank fourth in program history • ran a season-best 55.30 in the 400m at the Music City Challenge to rank ninth among all-time Gophers • ran season bests in the 60m (7.62) and 200m (24.99) and placed third in both events at the Minnesota-Wisconsin Dual • ran on the winning 4x400m relay at the Music City Challenge, running 3:39.59 to rank fifth in program history • ran on winning 4x400m relay (3:44.23) at Minnesota-Wisconsin Dual.
2017 Season - Outdoor: Did not compete.
High School: A 2016 graduate of Cretin-Derham Hall where she competed for coach Jerry Macken • four-year track & field letterwinner • two-time Amateur Athletic Union All-American • four-year all-state honoree and two-year All-Suburban East Conference honoree • a two-time state champion and 12-time Minnesota Class AA State Championship qualifier on the track, competing in the 100m, 200m, 400m, and 4x400m relay and earning eight top-five finishes • finished second in the 400m (55.77) and third in the 200m (24.84) while taking eighth in the 4x400m relay (4:01.68) as a senior at the 2016 Minnesota Class AA State Championship • placed fourth in the 100m dash (12.64) and fifth in the 400m dash (57.20) along with anchoring Cretin-Derham Hall’s eighth-place 4x400m relay team as a junior at the 2015 state championship • won state titles in the 100m dash (12.09 in prelim, 12.28 in final) and 400m dash (55.12) and finished as runner-up in the 200m dash (24.82) at the 2014 state meet as a sophomore • placed third in the 400m, ninth in the 200m, and 16th in the 100m at the 2013 state meet as a freshman • named Athena Award recipient, USATF Athlete of the Year, Lions Award recipient, and Winfield Award recipient • competed at AAU Nationals, finishing as 400m runner-up in both 2014 and 2015 • owns high school personal best marks of 11.92 in the 100m dash, 24.42 in the 200m dash, and 55.08 in the 400m dash • holds Suburban East Conference records in the 100m, 200m, and 400m.
Personal: Born January 22, 1998 • daughter of Alena Hobbs • has three siblings, Desirae, Desi, and Savanna • intends to major in gynecology with minors in Spanish and psychology • enjoys boxing, downhill skiing, and gymnastics • high honor graduate and Presidents List honor roll member.
|Hobbs' Indoor Career Bests (2018 Final)|
|Event||Mark (All-Time Rank)||Meet (Date)|
|60m||7.60||Minnesota-Wisconsin Dual (1/13/18)|
|200m||24.52||Music City Challenge (2/9/18)|
|400m||55.22 (AT-9th)||Music City Challenge (2/10/18)|
|Hobbs' Outdoor Career Bests (2017 Final)|
Warm-Up Lap: Q&A with Kiley Sabin
5/22/2018 - W. Track & Field
Catch up with Gophers redshirt junior Kiley Sabin heading into the NCAA West Prelim.
No. 11 Gophers Set for NCAA West Prelim
5/21/2018 - W. Track & Field
Nineteen Gophers will represent the Maroon & Gold at the NCAA West Prelim in Sacramento, Calif., this week.
Gophers Celebrate Graduates
5/19/2018 - W. Track & Field
The Big Ten champion Gophers honored the program's seniors with an impromptu graduation ceremony at the airport.