Look back at the Gophers' B1G Championship season and the rest of the team's 2016 outdoor campaign
The Gophers totaled 283 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2015-16 academic year.
The Gophers totaled 282 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2015-16 academic year.
Minnesota's eight NCAA qualifiers matches the most in program history
Liz Berkholtz, Nicolle Murphy, Lyndsey Thorpe, Heta Tuuri, and Kaila Urick join Jess Lehman in advancing to the NCAA Championship
2016 Season - Indoor: Competed in the weight throw at six meets • recorded a career-best throw of 17.90m (58-08.75) to place fourth at the Minnesota-Wisconsin Dual and move into eighth in Minnesota history • placed 21st with a throw of 17.39m (57-00.75) at the Big Ten Championship • ended the season ranked ninth in program history (17.90m, 58-08.75).
2016 Season - Outdoor: Named Academic All-Big Ten honoree • competed at 10 meets with 10 appearances in hammer throw and eight appearances in discus • NCAA West Prelim qualifier in both discus and hammer, placing 18th in hammer (career-best 59.70m, 195-10) and 25th in discus (49.13m, 161-02) • finished 10th in discus (48.48m, 159-01) and 12th in hammer throw (53.51m, 175-07) at the Big Ten Championship • recorded a season-best throw of 50.01m (164-01) to place fourth in discus at the Rock Chalk Classic • ended the season ranked seventh in program history in hammer throw (59.70m, 195-10).
2015 Season - Indoor: Competed solely in the weight throw in six meets • ended the season ranked eighth among all-time Gopher throwers with a career-best throw of 17.41m (57-01.50) for third place at the Minnesota Open • placed 21st at the Big Ten championship (16.78m, 55-00.75).
2015 Season - Outdoor: Named USTFCCCA All-Academic team and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • competed in 10 meets, including eight appearances in the discus and nine in the hammer throw • competed in both events at the Big Ten Championship, placing sixth in the hammer throw with a career-best throw of 59.38m (194-10) and finishing ninth in the discus with a season-best mark of 49.44m (162-2.75) • qualified for the NCAA West Prelim in the hammer throw and finished 33rd (56.08m, 184-00) • won the discus at the Tommie Twilight • ended the season ranked fifth in program history in the hammer throw (59.38m, 194-10).
2014 Season - Indoor: Competed in the weight throw in seven meets • recorded a season-best throw of 54-05.25 (16.59m) to finish second at Parents Day Open • finished 20th with second-best mark of the season (52-07.50, 16.04m) at Big Ten championships • placed second at the UW-River Falls Invite (50-11.50, 15.53m).
2014 Season - Outdoor: Named USTFCCCA All-Academic team and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • competed in the discus at eight meets and hammer throw at seven meets • placed 31st in the discus (158-01, 48.18m) at the NCAA West Prelims • finished 10th in the discus (148-03, 45.20m) and 11th in the hammer throw (168-11, 51.50m) at Big Tens • finished fourth in the discus with a season-best throw of 166-05 (50.72m) at Musco Twilight • won the discus at USF Collegiate (160-08, 48.98m) • recorded season-best hammer throw of 176-05 (53.78m) for 16th place at UC San Diego.
2013 Season: Redshirted the indoor or outdoor track & field seasons.
High School: A 2012 graduate of White Bear Lake High School • 2011 Minnesota Class AA state runner-up in the discus • finished third in discus and 13th in shot put in 2012 • entered the 2012 state meet with seed marks of 154-3 (discus) and 41-1 (shot), both personal records at the time.
Personal: Born Feb. 26, 1994 • daughter of Laura and David Guenther • has two siblings, Tom and Sam • intends to major in health and wellness with an emphasis on psychology • enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading and spending time outdoors.
|Guenther's Indoor Career Bests (2016 Final)|
|Event||Mark (All-Time Rank)||Meet (Date)|
|Weight Throw||58-08.75, 17.90m (AT-9th)||Minnesota-Wisconsin Dual (1/23/16)|
|Guenther's Outdoor Career Bests (2016 Final)|
|Event||Mark (All-Time Rank)||Meet (Date)|
|Discus||166-05, 50.72m||Musco Twilight (5/3/14)|
|Hammer Throw||194-10, 59.70m (AT-7th)||NCAA West Prelim (5/27/16)|
Gopher Trio Garners Academic All-America Honors
Track & field student-athletes Alex Beckman, Jess Lehman, and Luca Wieland have been honored for academics.
Season Recap: A Look Back at 2016
Look back at the Gophers' B1G title and the rest of the team's 2016 campaign.
Shelerud Receives Sportsmanship Award
Kate Shelerud receives the 2016 Big Ten Sportsmanship Award for women's track and field.