Kaitlyn Long and Kiley Sabin led Minnesota as First Team All-Americans at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championship
Kaitlyn Long became the second national champion in Minnesota women's track & field history on Saturday
Kaitlyn Long enters this week's NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championship hoping to add a DI title to her two DII championships
Matt Bingle, Peter Miller, and Kaitlyn Long are among the USTFCCCA regional award recipients.
The Big Ten champion Gophers will have six representatives at next week's NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championship
Photos from the 2018 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships (By Walt Middleton)
2016-17 – Junior Season: Finished as NCAA Division II runner-up in weight throw (21.22m, 69-07.50) and placed 15th in shot put (13.51m, 44-04) at the NCAA Indoor Championship • won NSIC title in weight throw (22.38m, 73-05.25) and placed fourth in shot put (13.93m, 45-08.50) at NSIC Indoor Championship • won five weight throw titles in six competitions during the indoor season • placed fourth in both shot put (13.55m, 44-05.50) and hammer throw (51.11m, 167-08) at the NSIC Outdoor Championship.
2015-16 – Sophomore Season: Named USTFCCCA Indoor All-American, NSIC Indoor Field Athlete of the Year, two-time USTFCCCA National Athlete of the Week, Preseason NSIC Outdoor Athlete of the Year, USTFCCCA All-Region in weight and hammer, and NSIC all-conference in indoor shot put and weight throw and outdoor shot put and hammer • won 2016 NCAA Division II Indoor national title in weight throw and placed 14th in shot put at the national meet • recorded a career-best mark of 22.70m (74-05) in weight throw to win NCAA indoor title • won NSIC indoor titles in both shot put and weight throw • recorded a career-best indoor shot put mark of 14.65m (48-00.75) at the Wisconsin Open • placed 24th in shot put and competed in hammer at the NCAA Outdoor Championships • finished as NSIC runner-up outdoors in hammer throw with a career-best throw of 58.74m (192-08), along with taking third in shot put at the NSIC Outdoor Championship.
2014-15 – Freshman Season: Began collegiate career at Winona State • 2015 NCAA Division II Indoor national champion in weight throw • 2015 USTFCCCA All-American in weight throw • two-time 2015 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference champion, winning weight throw title indoors and hammer throw title outdoors • recorded a winning mark of 20.95m (68-09) in weight throw at the NCAA Championship, breaking the Winona State program record, setting the second-best NCAA Division II Indoor Championship mark, and setting the sixth best mark in NCAA Division II Indoor history • won NSIC weight throw title with a mark of 19.86m (65-02) to break the NSIC Indoor Championship record • posted an indoor season-best mark of 12.43m (40-09.50) in shot put • placed 17th in the hammer at the NCAA Championship with a mark of 52.37m (171-10) • recorded a winning mark of 57.89m (189-11) in hammer at the NSIC Outdoor Championship, setting the second-best mark in Winona State history • placed 12th in the shot put (12.64m, 41-05.75) at the NSIC Outdoor Championships • posted an outdoor season-best mark of 12.76m (41-10.50) in shot put.
High School: A 2014 graduate of Monona Grove High School • 11-time letterwinner, earning four letters in track & field, four letters in basketball, and three letters in volleyball • three-time WIAA Division 2 State Track & Field Championship qualifier in shot put, placing 10th as a sophomore, ninth as a junior, and third as a senior.
Personal: Born April 25, 1996 • daughter of Larry Long and Judy Long • has one sibling, Zachary • psychology major.
|Long's Indoor Career Bests (2017 Final)|
|Shot Put||14.65m (48-00.75)||Before Minnesota (2016)|
|Weight Throw||22.70m (74-05.75)||Before Minnesota (2016)|
|Long's Outdoor Career Bests (2017 Final)|
|Shot Put||14.25m (46-09.00)||Before Minnesota (2016)|
|Hammer Throw||58.74m (192-08)||Before Minnesota (2016)|
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.