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Gophers overcome poor weather to break records

Babatunde Jinadu

April 22, 2019

Severe weather put a premature end to the first day of the Duke Invitational track and field meet on Friday, but it wasn’t enough to stop the Gophers from taking six titles on day two at Morris Williams Track and Field Stadium. The meet’s events were consolidated to ensure that the two-day meet coul...

Minnesota track and field program enters a new era

Babatunde Jinadu

April 18, 2019

The 2018-19 season has brought several changes for the track and field program at the University of Minnesota. It started when former women’s team head coach Matt Bingle was named director of men's and women's track and field and cross country at the University of Minnesota. According to Bingle, Minne...

Track and field team adjusts to cancellation of first home meet

<p>Redshirt sophomore Rachel Schow clears a hurdle on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 at the Field House. The Gophers competed against several other colleges at the Jack Johnson Classic Track Meet.</p>

Babatunde Jinadu

April 15, 2019

The Minnesota track and field team’s home opener was canceled on Saturday due to inclement weather. The weather postponed what was to be Minnesota's first outdoor home meet in a decade. The team was without a stadium before the University of Minnesota Track and Field Stadium opened in September 2018.&...

Freshman distance runner represents Minnesota on USA national team

Babatunde Jinadu

April 4, 2019

Khalid Hussein, a freshman on the Gophers men’s track and field team, recently represented the United States at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Denmark. “It was a cool experience, seeing how they treat the competition and how they prepare. Not just the day of, or the day before, but three...

Nayoka Clunis to represent Jamaica at Athletics World Cup

Nayoka Clunic competes in weight throw.

Drew Cove

July 11, 2018

A Minnesota student-athlete will go to Europe to represent her country. Nayoka Clunis, a member of the women's track and field team for Minnesota, will compete at the first-ever Athletics World Cup in London this weekend. Clunis will participate in the hammer throw event at the tournament and represent he...

Obsa Ali is a national champion in the 3,000 meter steeplechase

Illustrated by Cedar Thomas

David Mullen

June 20, 2018

It had been 15 years, but Minnesota has another mens' outdoor track and field national champion. Redshirt junior Obsa Ali became the first outdoor national champion for the Gophers men's track and field team since 2003 earlier this month. Ali ran the 3,000 meter steeplechase on June 8, breaking the schoo...

Women’s track and field finishes first at Big Ten

<p>Temi Ogunrinde holds up a medal during the Big Ten Championship on May 12, 2017. </p>

Drew Cove

May 14, 2018

The Gophers did something they had never accomplished before in women's track and field. No. 11 Minnesota emerged as the overall team champion in both the indoor and outdoor Big Ten tournament on Sunday in Bloomington, Indiana. The Gophers finished with 134 points, beating second-place Purdue by two po...

Minnesota takes two titles in Arkansas

Redshirt sophomore Sammie Houston competes at the Field House.

Kaleb Medhanie

April 30, 2018

Sammie Houston said a victory in the national relays gives him confidence going forward. He'll need that confidence as Minnesota heads to the postseason. The Gophers competed in the National Relays Championships in Fayetteville, Arkansas on Friday and Saturday, with just one meet until the Big Ten O...

Sabin excels on her birthday; Eastman highlights Drake Relays

Redshirt senior Titania Markland competes during the Border Battle at the Field House on Saturday.

Kaleb Medhanie

April 30, 2018

The Gophers broke records again this weekend. This time, it was in Louisville on an athlete's birthday. No. 10 Minnesota competed in the Louisville Lenny Lyles and Clark Wood Invite in Louisville, Kentucky on Friday and Saturday, where it broke two program records and won seven titles. On Kiley Sabin’s ...

Gophers’ Temi Ogunrinde stays busy with track and field, campus groups

<p>Temi Ogunrinde holds up a medal during the Big Ten Championship on May 12, 2017. </p>

Kaleb Medhanie

April 26, 2018

Redshirt junior Temi Ogunrinde is the Gophers' all-time leader in the hammer throw, but track and field is just one part of her life on Minnesota's campus. Ogunrinde won the hammer throw at the Beach Invitational on April 19 with a personal record throw of 221 feet, 3 inches. She is also the president...