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Track & Field

Junior Shane Wiskus performs on the rings during the meet against against the Fighting Illini at the Maturi Pavilion on Friday, Jan. 24.

Board of Regents votes to eliminate three men’s sports

by Tony Liebert
Published October 9, 2020
On Friday, the Board of Regents voted to move forward with the athletics department’s proposal to eliminate men’s indoor track, gymnastics and tennis. The three programs will be discontinued after the 2020-21 school year.
Regent Michael D. Hsu attends a scheduled Board of Regents meeting on Friday, Sep. 13, 2019.

Gophers’ athletics department cutting women’s roster spots along with three men’s sports

by Matthew Kennedy
Published October 4, 2020
Following the protest on Sept. 16, new developments have risen in the fight for men’s track and field, gymnastics and tennis — most notably planning to cut women’s roster spots.
Former UMN student-athlete carving out path in sport apparel

Former UMN student-athlete carving out path in sport apparel

by Brendan O'Brien, Sports Reporter
Published September 25, 2020
Sarah Klecker, who competed in cross country and track and field at the U, has designed apparel for wheelchair racing and even running in the frozen tundra.
Protestors march past Northrup in protest of the potential cancellation of several men’s sports programs on Wednesday, Sep. 16. The protest march began in Athlete’s Village and ended in front of Morrill Hall, near President Joan Gabel’s office.

UMN student-athletes, coaches and fans protest decision to cut sports

by Matthew Kennedy, Sports Reporter
Published September 18, 2020
Student-athletes, coaches and fans gathered outside Athletes Village and marched to president Joan Gabel’s office in protest of the U’s decision to cut three men’s sports.
A cloth mask and bouquet of flowers are seen on the Goldy statue outside Coffman Memorial Union on Wednesday, April 1. (Parker Johnson / Minnesota Daily)

Gophers athletics cuts several men’s sports for next season

by Julianna Landis
Published September 10, 2020
The programs will be discontinued for both financial and Title IX-related financial sustainability issues, but would be able to compete in the 2020-21 season.
Morgan La Casse

UMN student-athlete charged with criminal sexual conduct

by Nolan O'Hara
Published August 26, 2020
A Minnesota track and field athlete was charged with criminal sexual conduct for allegedly raping a woman in her campus apartment.
Temi Ogunrinde holds up a medal during the Big Ten Championship on May 12, 2017. 

Temi Ogunrinde hoping to “throw” her way to the 2020 Olympics

by John Miller
Published July 3, 2019

Temi Ogunrinde’s prolific career with the Gophers' track and field team took a complete left turn after her first year. Despite having success as a sprinter in high school and freshman year of college,...

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey leads a run in honor of runner Gabe Grunewald on Tuesday, June 25

Minneapolis community, beyond remembers runner Gabe Grunewald

by Paul Hodowanic
Published June 28, 2019
Grunewald started the Brave like Gabe Foundation in 2018.
Junior Eric Walker hurdles on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at the Mens track Twilight meet at the Minneapolis Track and Field Stadium.

Minnesota track coaches preview upcoming Big Ten meet

by Babatunde Jinadu
Published May 6, 2019
The women's team took first first place in the Big Ten Outdoor Championships in 2018.
Junior John Uchytil vaults on Wednesday, May 1 at the mens track Twilight Meet at the Minneapolis Track and Field Stadium.

Gophers host second day of Twilight Meet

by Babatunde Jinadu
Published May 2, 2019
Between the men's and women’s teams, the maroon and gold took nineteen titles.

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