Gophers Kaitlyn Long, Agnes Esser, and Nayoka Clunis recorded the top-three weight throw marks in program history
Nayoka Clunis won both the shot put and weight throw and Madeline Strandemo won the 5,000m run at the Minnesota Fieldhouse Saturday
High School: A 2017 graduate of Ashwaubenon High school where she competed for coaches Cal Kromm, Dan Schmitt, and Kile Lindow • two-sport letterwinner, earning four varsity letters in both volleyball and track & field for the Jaguars • four-time all-conference, three-time all-section, and three-time all-state track & field honoree • three-time Ashwaubenon track & field MVP • five-time WIAA Division 1 State Track & Field Championship qualifier with three appearances in shot put and two in discus • won Wisconsin shot put state title as a junior (46-02.50) and finished as runner-up as a senior and sophomore • earned two top-four state finishes in the discus, placing third as a senior (130-09) and fourth as a junior (137-06) • four-time Fox River Classic Conference champion in shot put • two-time Fox River Classic Conference champion in discus • holds Ashwaubenon school records in both shot put and discus, originally set during the 2014-15 year and improved upon during 2015-16 and 2016-17 years • owns high school personal-best marks of 47-03.25 in shot put and 143-07 in discus • member of the Madison Throwers Club • three-time Ashwaubenon volleyball MVP and team captain who earned two all-conference awards and one honorable mention nod • played club volleyball for Wisconsin Volleyball Academy (2013-2014) and Green Bay Power (2015-2016).
Personal: Born December 11, 1998 • daughter of Marguerite Dunning and Eric Dunning • has one sister, Mia • intends to study special education with a minor in Spanish • mother Marguerite played college basketball at Minnesota State Mankato • father Eric played college football at Minnesota State Mankato • maternal grandfather Tim Brunette played college football at North Dakota State • maternal uncle Ben Brunette played college football at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh • cousin Logan Brunette currently plays college football at Michigan Tech • enjoys photography, spending time with friends and family, going up north, water activities, and playing volleyball • earned high academic honors in high school • National Honor Society and prom committee member • Ashwaubenon High School nominee for WIAA Academic Scholar Award • named to Wisconsin Volleyball Coaches Association all-academic team • four-time Sting Cancer member.
Gophers Begin Outdoor Ranked No. 11
3/20/2018 - W. Track & Field
Minnesota ranks 11th in the nation in the USTFCCCA NCAA Division I National Team Computer Preseason Rankings.
Warm-Up Lap: Q&A with Shay Nielsen
3/20/2018 - W. Track & Field
Get to know Gophers redshirt sophomore Shay Nielsen as Minnesota kicks off the outdoor season.
Gophers Enjoy Spring Break Training
3/19/2018 - W. Track & Field
Members of the Gopher women's track & field team spent spring break training in Houston, Texas.