Caitlyn Dongoske
Caitlyn Dongoske

Mound, Minn.

High School:
Mound Westonka HS



Gophers to Begin 2014 with Northwest Open

Saturday's meet begins with field events at 11 a.m.


Big Ten Conference Honors 49 Gophers as Distinguished Scholars

Minnesota featured 16 programs with at least one Distinguished Scholar Award winner for the 2012-13 academic year.


Minnesota Places 167 Student-Athletes On Spring Academic All-Big Ten Teams

Women's track and field leads the way with 45 recognized individuals


Gophers Win Eight Events, Recognize Seniors at Parents Day Open

Minnesota hosted its final home meet of the season.


Gophers Win Five Events at Bison Classic

The Gophers will host the Jack Johnson Classic next weekend.

2013 Season - Indoor: Won the weight throw at the Northwest Open with a toss of 52-8 (16.05m) • third in weight throw at the Parents Day Open. Outdoor: Threw the hammer at the Meet of the Unsaintly • Academic All-Big Ten.

2012 Season - Indoor: Placed sixth in the weight throw (53-9 1/4) and eighth in the shot put (41-7 1/4) at the Jack Johnson Classic • threw 43-4 1/2 (13.22m) in the shot put at the Northwest Open to take fourth. Outdoor: Threw a season-best hammer toss of 154-1 (46.97m) at the Hamline Twilight • also competed at the Holst Invitational and Hamline Invite.

2010 Season - Indoor: Competed in eight meets • threw the shot put and weight at the Big Ten Championships • landed a season-best throw of 45-2 1/2 in shot put at the meet • placed third in the weight throw at the Parents' Day Open with a heave of 53-3 1/2. Outdoor: Competed in eight meets • threw the hammer at the Big Ten meet landing a season-best effort of 156-3 • won hammer at Tommie Twilight Meet • threw the shot in three meets with a top throw of 43-10 at the Shamrock Invitational • Academic All-Big Ten.

2009 Season:
Redshirted in the indoor and outdoor seasons.

High School:A 2008 graduate of Mound/Westonka High School • high school coach was Mindy Kostecki • earned Minnesota Class AA all-state honors with a seventh-place finish in the shot put as a senior • four-time Wright County Conference shot put champion • personal best of 41-0 • five-time track letterwinner, twice in volleyball.

Personal: Born June 4, 1990 • intends to major in biochemistry • daughter of Mark Dongoske and Vera Brown • father played college football at Mankato State • has older brother, Bobby • enjoys playing and /watching sports, traveling and anything funny

Event Mark
Weight Throw 53-9 1/4 (16.39m) Jack Johnson (1/21/12)
Hammer Throw 156-3 (47.63m) Big Ten (5/14/10)
Shot Put, Indoor 45-2 1/2 (13.78m) Big Ten (2/27/10)
Shot Put, Outdoor 45-3 (13.79m) LSU Alumni Gold (4/17/10)


Bucknam Receives Sportsmanship Award


Gophers alum Kate Bucknam is one of four 2014-15 NCAA Student-Athlete Sportsmanship Awards recipients.

Gophers Announce 2016 Track Schedule


The Gophers host the Minnesota-Wisconsin Dual on Jan. 23 to highlight the 2016 indoor season.

Gophers at the 2015 Minnesota State Fair


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