Temi Ogunrinde and Nicolle Murphy won individual titles to lead the Golden Gophers on day one of the Big Ten Championship
Emma Spagnola and Kiley Sabin broke Minnesota program records to lead the Gophers on day two at Louisville
Minnesota will once again split the team at multiple competitions this week in the team's final tune-up before the Big Ten Championship
Minnesota competed at three meets on the west coast on Friday
Karlie Place finished as pole vault runner-up to lead Minnesota on day one of the Big Ten Championship
2018 Season - Indoor: Competed at five meets with three appearances in the pentathlon • scored a career-best 3,851 points to place fourth in the pentathlon at the Power Five Invite • set career bests in high jump (1.75m, 5-08.75) and long jump (5.43m, 17-09.75) in the Power Five pentathlon • placed ninth in the pentathlon (3,711) and high jump (1.70m, 5-07.00) at the Big Ten Championship • set career bests in the 60m hurdles (9.08), 800m (2:22.09), and shot put (11.41m, 37-05.25) in the B1G pentathlon • ended the season ranked fourth in the pentathlon (3,851 points) and seventh in high jump (1.75m, 5-08.75) among all-time Gophers.
2018 Season - Outdoor: Named Academic All-Big Ten • competed at four meets with three appearances each in high jump and javelin • made Big Ten Outdoor Championship debut with a 14th-place finish in javelin (40.90m, 134-02) and did not clear a height in high jump • tied her career-best mark of 1.65m (5-05.00) in high jump at the Beach Invite • threw a season-best 41.91m (137-06) as javelin runner-up at Louisville.2017 Season - Indoor: Competed unattached at six meets, including two appearances in the pentathlon at the SDSU Holiday Open and the Jack Johnson Classic.
2017 Season - Outdoor: Competed unattached at six meets, including a runner-up finish in lone heptathlon appearance at the CSB-SJU Invite/Heptathlon.
High School: A 2016 graduate of Red River High School in Grand Forks, N.D., where she competed for coaches Tracey Heisler, Tim Delmore, and Tim Tandeski • three-sport letterwinner for the Roughriders, earning six letters in track & field along with being a three-year letterwinner in volleyball and four-year letterwinner in basketball • 14-time North Dakota Class A State Track & Field Championship participant in high jump, javelin, and the 4x400m relay • six-time state meet qualifier in high jump, placing fourth as a seventh-grader (4-11) and an eighth-grader (5-02), third as a freshman (5-01), and seventh as a junior (5-01) and winning state titles as a sophomore (5-03) and senior (5-06) • five-time state meet qualifier in javelin, winning back-to-back titles as a freshman (139-03) and sophomore (139-08) and placing fifth as an eighth-grader (112-11), third as a junior (133-05), and second as a senior (139-05) • earned three top-seven state meet finishes with the 4x400m relay team, placing fourth as a freshman (4:07), second as a sophomore (4:04), and seventh as a senior (4:08) • three-year all-state and All-Eastern Dakota Conference honoree • five-time Eastern Dakota Conference champion in high jump (2014, 2016), javelin (2013, 2014), and 4x400m relay (2014) • missed most of her junior season due to injury • named Eastern Dakota Conference Track & Field Athlete of the Year and Grand Forks Herald Female Athlete of the Year • owns high school personal-best marks of 5-07 in high jump and 141-03 in javelin • two-time javelin participant at USATF Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships, placing 16th in 2013 and 2014 • three-time all-conference honoree and two-time MVP in basketball, ending her career as the Roughriders all-time assists leader.
Personal: Born February 21, 1998 • daughter of Kristopher and Terry Arason • has two siblings, Jake and Logan • intends to major in speech pathology • enjoys playing piano and singing.
|Arason's Indoor Career Bests (2018 Final)|
|800m||2:22.09||Big Ten Championship (2/23/18)|
|60m Hurdles||9.08||Big Ten Championship (2/23/18)|
|High Jump||1.75m, 5-08.75||Power Five Invite (2/2/18)|
|Long Jump||5.443m, 17-09.75||Power Five Invite (2/2/18)|
|Shot Put||11.41m, 37-05.25||Big Ten Championship (2/23/18)|
|Pentathlon||3,851||Power Five Invite (2/2/18)|
|Arason's Outdoor Career Bests (2018 Final)|
|200m||26.27 (UA)||BearCat Twilight (5/3/17)|
|800m||2:30.96 (UA)||CSB-SJU Heptathlon Invite (4/9/17)|
|100m Hurdles||15.89 (UA)||Hamline Invite (4/1/17)|
|High Jump||1.65m, 5-05.00||Beach Invite (4/21/18)|
|Long Jump||4.98m, 16-04.25 (UA)||CSB-SJU Heptathlon Invite (4/9/17)|
|Shot Put||10.75m, 35-03.25 (UA)||CSB-SJU Heptathlon Invite (4/8/17)|
|Javelin||42.17m, 138-04 (UA)||CSB-SJU Heptathlon Invite (4/9/17)|
|Heptathlon||4,586 (UA)||CSB-SJU Heptathlon Invite (4/8-9/17)|
Strandemo Makes USATF Debut
6/21/2018 - W. Track & Field
Madeline Strandemo placed 17th in the 3,000m steeplechase at the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championship on Thursday.
Four Gophers Earn Academic All-America Nods
6/21/2018 - W. Track & Field
Representing the Maroon & Gold are Second Team honorees Derek Wiebke and Madeline Strandemo and Third Team selections Temi Ogunrinde and Kiley Sabin.
Quartet Headed to Jamaican Championship
6/20/2018 - W. Track & Field
Titania Markland, Nayoka Clunis, Ayesha Champagnie, and Shanique Wright are slated to compete in Jamaica this week.