Patty O'Brien wins the 5,000m at the Kip Janvrin Invite to lead the Gophers on Friday
Minnesota competed at the Holst Invitational hosted by Concordia-St. Paul on Saturday
Bolade Jinadu, Paige Peschel, Kiley Sabin, and Lyndsey Thorpe won their respective events at the Parents Day Invite Saturday
The Gophers will host their final home meet of the 2016 season this Saturday at the Minnesota Fieldhouse
Titania Markland led the Gophers with a new program record in the 400-meter dash Saturday
2015 Season - Indoor: Ran one race, placing 17th in the mile in 5:42.48 at the Minnesota Open.
2015 Season - Outdoor: Ran five races • ran a season-best 2:27.70 in the 800m at Janis Rider Invitational and a season-best 4:59.84 in the 1,500m at the Tommie Twilight • made 3,000m steeplechase debut with a third-place finish at the Holst Invitational and ran a career-best 11:49.95 in the steeple at the Eagle Open.
2014 Season - Indoor: Recorded season-best times of 2:30.21 in the 800m and 5:34.11 in the mile • ran the mile at the Parents Day Open (5:34.11), Northwest Open (5:34.67), and St. Thomas Showcase (5:42.83).
2014 Season - Outdoor: Competed in five races • recorded season-best 4:56.79 in the 1,500m at UW-La Crosse • ran a season-best 2:26.61 for 10th place in the 800m at Holst Invitational • placed 21st at in 1,500m (4:56.83) at Meet of the Unsaintly.
2013 Season: Redshirted both the indoor and outdoor seasons.
High School: A graduate of Germantown High School • four-time Wisconsin state cross country qualifier • four-time All-North Shore Conference performer • 2009 all-state honoree in cross country • 2009 conference champion in the mile run • state champion in both the 4x400m and 4x800m relays in 2009 and 2010 • holds school records in those two relays and in cross country.
Personal: Born April 8, 1994 • daughter of Larry and Holly Dillon • has two sisters, Heather and Kristen • Kristen played basketball at Wisconsin Lutheran • majoring in elementary education.
|Dillon's Indoor Career Bests (2015 Final)|
|800m||2:30.21||Jack Johnson Classic (1/24-25/14)|
|Mile||5:34.11||Parents Day Open (2/22/14)|
|Dillon's Outdoor Career Bests (2015 Final)|
|800m||2:26.61||Holst Invitational (4/12/14)|
|1,500m||4:56.79||UW-La Crosse (5/9/14)|
|3,000m steeplechase||11:49.95||UW-La Crosse (5/8/15)|
Two Local Meets Up Next For Gophers
Minnesota competes at the St. Thomas Tommie Twilight and the Hamline Meet of the Un-Saintly this week.
Gophers Wrap Up Four-Meet Week
The Minnesota women's track & field team competed at Drake, Kansas, and Macalester on Saturday.
Gophers Earn Five Top-Three Finishes
Patty O'Brien wins the 5,000m at the Kip Janvrin Invite to lead the Gophers on Friday.