Allie Heifort won the shot put and the weight throw to lead the Gophers Friday evening
The Gophers hope to build off a strong cross country season on the track this spring
Student-athletes from the University of Minnesota honored for performance in classroom
Minnesota had 10 top-10 finishes at the Janis Rider Invitational Saturday
Photos of women's track & field student-athlete Courtney Alama
2016 Season - Indoor: Ran three races • placed fourth in the mile with a career-best time of 5:08.79 at the UST Invite • finished 10th in the 3,000m in 10:20.50 at the Jack Johnson Classic • ran a career-best 17:51.37 to place seventh in the 5,000m at the Minnesota Open.
2016 Season - Outdoor: Ran one race, placing eighth in the 5,000m in 18:17.43 at the Tommie Twilight.
2015 Season: Competed unattached during both the indoor and outdoor seasons.
High School: A 2014 graduate of Annandale High School • six-time letterwinner in both cross country and track & field • finished fifth in 14:56.3 at the 2013 Minnesota Class A state cross country championship to lead Annandale to the team state title • helped team to state runner-up finishes in 2012 and 2011 • five-time all-state honoree and six-time all-conference honoree in cross country • named St. Cloud Times all-area runner in cross country • two-time all-state and three-time all-conference honoree in track & field • finished ninth in 3,200m and 14th in 1,600m at Minnesota Class A state championship as a junior • holds Annandale school records in 1,600m and 3,200m • academic all-state honoree.
Personal: Born June 14, 1996 • daughter of Haley Kammer and Colin Alama • has four older siblings, Bryant, Victoria, Carolyn and Colleen • enjoys traveling, swimming and animals • intends to major in sports medicine.
|Alama's Indoor Career Bests (2016 Final)|
|Mile||5:08.79||UST Invite (1/22/16)|
|3,000m||10:12.04 (UA)||St. Thomas Invite (2/13/15)|
|5,000m||17:51.37||Minnesota Open (1/16/16)|
|Alama's Outdoor Career Bests (2016 Final)|
|1,500m||4:46.96 (UA)||Holst Invitational (4/18/15)|
|3,000m||10:19.73 (UA)||Janis Rider Invitational (4/25/15)|
|5,000m||17:57.25 (UA)||Hamline Invitational (4/11/15)|
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.