Members of Minnesota's distance corps raced at the Kip Janvrin Open hosted by Simpson College Friday night
Members of the Gophers women's track & field team competed locally at the Holst Invitational Saturday
The Gophers competed locally at the Hamline Women's Twilight meet on Wednesday evening
Look back at the Gophers' B1G Championship season and the rest of the team's 2016 campaign
The Gophers totaled 283 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2015-16 academic year.
Minnesota at the Tommie Twilight Meet
Photos of Gopher Women's Track & Field at the Concordia Invitational on April 18th, 2015
Gopher Women's Track & Field Macalester Invitational April 25th, 2015.
Photos of track and field student athlete Caitlin Dillon.
2017 Indoor Season: Ran the mile at two meets, including running a season-best 5:29.72 at the UST Showcase.
2017 Season - Outdoor: Ran five races with four appearances in the 3,000m steeplechase • ran a career-best 4:51.57 in the 1,500m at the Hamline Invite • ran a career-best 11:06.72 to finish as runner-up in the 3,000m steeplechase at the BearCat Twilight • won the 3,000m steeplechase at the Kip Janvrin Open (11:10.92) and the Holst Invitational (11:17.90).
2016 Season - Indoor: Ran six races, including appearances in the 800m, 1,000m, mile, 3,000m, and 4x400m relay • won the 800m in a career-best 2:26.88 at the UST Invite • placed ninth in the 1,000m in a career-best 3:09.47 at the St. Thomas Showcase • ran a career-best 5:26.09 in the mile at the Parents Day Invite • ran a career-best 11:02.27 in the 3,000m at the Minnesota Open.
2016 Season - Outdoor: Named Academic All-Big Ten honoree • ran four races • finished as runner-up in the 3,000m steeple chase in a career-best 11:22.30 at the Tommie Twilight • ran a season-best 4:58.26 in the 1,500m at the Hamline Invite • finished second in the 3,000m steeple chase at the Holst Invitational (11:48.65) and took third at the Kip Janvrin Open (11:23.29).
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 (2017 Final)|
|800m||2:26.88||St. Thomas Invite (1/22/16)|
|1,000m||3:09.47||St. Thomas Showcase (2/12/16)|
|Mile||5:26.09||Parents Day Invite (2/20/16)|
|3,000m||11:02.27||Minnesota Open (1/16/16)|
|Dillon's Outdoor Career Bests (2017 Final)|
|800m||2:26.61||Holst Invitational (4/12/14)|
|1,500m||4:51.57||Hamline Invite (4/1/17)|
|3,000m Steeple Chase||11:06.72||BearCat Twilight (5/3/17)|
Groundbreaking for T&F Stadium Set for Friday
The University of Minnesota and Gopher Athletics will break ground on the new outdoor track & field facility on Friday, Oct. 20, at 11 a.m. CT.
Freshman Friday: Molly Roach
Get to know Gophers rookie Molly Roach, a mid-distance runner from Bloomington, Minn.
Warm-Up Lap: Q&A with Elyse Prescott
Sophomore Elyse Prescott checks in before the Gophers travel to the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational this week.