Gophers Kaitlyn Long, Agnes Esser, and Nayoka Clunis recorded the top-three weight throw marks in program history
Minnesota won the 4x400m relay, high jump, and weight throw on day two of the Power Five Invite Saturday
Get to know Gophers junior Nayoka Clunis, who has already made her mark in University of Minnesota program history
Titania Markland led the way in the 800m and anchored Minnesota's runner-up 4x400m relay team on Saturday
Kaitlyn Long won the weight throw and Val Larson finished as overall runner-up in the 600m on day one in Iowa
2016-17 – Sophomore Season: Finished as 2017 NJCAA discus national champion and an 11-time national place winner at the NJCAA Indoor and Outdoor National Championships during her two years competing for Cloud County Community College • won weight throw (career-best 19.32m, 63-04.75) and shot put (14.37m, 47-01.75) at 2017 NJCAA Region VI Indoor Championships • placed third in weight throw and sixth in shot put at the NJCAA Indoor National Championships • recorded a career-best throw of 15.41m (50-06.75) to win indoor shot put at the Jayhawk Classic • earned three top-five finishes at the 2017 NJCAA Outdoor National Championships • national champion in the discus with a career-best throw of 50.86m (166-10), breaking her own Cloud County program record • placed third in the shot put at the national meet with a career-best throw of 15.15m (49-08.50) for a new Cloud Country program record • finished fifth in the javelin at the national meet • won hammer throw, shot put, and discus and placed fourth in javelin at 2017 Region VI Outdoor Championships • won all four throws at the Everett Kohl Invite • won hammer throw at the Fort Hays State Open with a career-best throw of 54.18m (177-09) • set Cloud County program records indoors in shot put and weight throw and outdoors in discus, hammer throw, and shot put • placed third in hammer, fourth in shot put, and 10th in discus at 2017 Jamaica National Senior Championships.
2015-16 – Freshman Season: Began collegiate career at Cloud County Community College in Concordia, Kan. • competed in both weight throw and shot put during the indoor season • won weight throw and placed fifth in shot put at 2016 NJCAA Region VI Indoor Championships • finished fifth in weight throw and seventh in shot put at 2016 NJCAA Indoor National Championships • competed in hammer throw, shot put, javelin, and discus during the outdoor season • won discus, placed fourth in shot put and hammer throw, and took fifth in javelin at the 2016 NJCAA Region VI Outdoor Championships • earned four top-seven national finishes, placing third in discus, fifth in hammer and javelin, and seventh in shot put at 2016 NJCAA Outdoor National Championships • posted a career-best throw of 39.64m (130-01) in the javelin at the national championship • placed fourth in javelin, sixth in hammer, eighth in shot put, and 11th in discus at 2016 Jamaica Senior National Championships.
High School: A 2015 graduate of Excelsior High School where she competed in netball, volleyball, and track & field • won 2013 Novel Brissett Award for track & field • advanced to finals in javelin, shot put, discus, and heptathlon at the 2015 Boys and Girls Championships • honor roll member • placed fourth in javelin, fifth in shot put, and 15th in discus at 2015 Jamaica Senior National Championships.
Personal: Born October 7, 1995 • daughter of Michelle Morgan • has one sibling, Deandre McIntosh • undecided on a major.
|Clunis's Indoor Career Bests (2017 Final)|
|Shot Put||15.41m (50-06.75)||Before Minnesota (2017)|
|Weight Throw||19.32m (63-04.75)||Before Minnesota (2017)|
|Clunis's Outdoor Career Bests (2017 Final)|
|Shot Put||15.15m (49-08.50)||Before Minnesota (2017)|
|Discus||50.86m (166-10)||Before Minnesota (2017)|
|Hammer Throw||54.38m (178-05)||Before Minnesota (2017)|
|Javelin||39.97m (131-01)||Before Minnesota (2016)|
Gophers Rewrite Weight Throw Top-10
2/17/2018 - W. Track & Field
Gophers Kaitlyn Long, Agnes Esser, and Nayoka Clunis recorded the top-three weight throw marks in program history Saturday.
Alum Omeoga Set for Olympic Debut
2/16/2018 - W. Track & Field
Gophers alumna Akuoma Omeoga will compete at the Winter Olympic Games as a member of Nigeria's bobsleigh team.
Gophers to Celebrate Seniors
2/15/2018 - W. Track & Field
Minnesota will honor its senior class during the Parents Day Invite at the University of Minnesota Fieldhouse on Saturday.