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Junior Eric Walker hurdles on Wednesday, May 1 at the Men's track Twilight meet at the Minneapolis Track and Field Stadium.

Minnesota track coaches preview upcoming Big Ten meet

Babatunde Jinadu
May 6, 2019

This year’s Big Ten Outdoor Track and Field Championships are right around the corner, running from Friday to Sunday at the University of Iowa. Last year, the Gopher women’s team took first place at...

Junior John Uchytil vaults on Wednesday, May 1 at the men's track Twilight Meet at the Minneapolis Track and Field Stadium.

Gophers host second day of Twilight Meet

Babatunde Jinadu
May 2, 2019

Last week, the women’s track and field team kicked off competition at its brand new stadium, sprinting out of the gates in a commanding fashion to win 10 titles at the Twilight Meet. On Wednesday, the...

Sophomore Hannah Arason performs the high jump at the Minnesota Track & Field Stadium in Minneapolis for the Gopher women's Twilight Meet on Wednesday, April 24.

Four Minnesota athletes win big at Drake Relays meet

Babatunde Jinadu
April 29, 2019

The Minnesota track and field team faced competition from all over the country at the Drake Relays in Iowa over the weekend. While the team competition was not scored, the Gophers came away with four individual...

Redshirt senior Kiley Sabin winds up to throw at the Minnesota Track & Field Stadium in Minneapolis on Wednesday, April 24.

Captains leading the way for Minnesota track and field program

Babatunde Jinadu
April 25, 2019

Upperclassmen Temi Ogunrinde and Rachel Schow are leading by example for this year’s Minnesota track and field team.  Both captured event titles recently at the Stanford Invitational meet, and they’re...

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...

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...

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.

Track and field team adjusts to cancellation of first home meet

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...

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...

Nayoka Clunic competes in weight throw.

Nayoka Clunis to represent Jamaica at Athletics World Cup

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...

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

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...