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Gophers come away with nine titles at UCLA

Kaleb Medhanie

April 2, 2018

Throwers helped the Gophers this weekend when they competed at the UCLA Jim Bush Legends Invitational in Los Angeles, California Saturday. Jonathan Tharaldsen had a career best day in his events, winning the shot put with a throw of 59 feet, 7 inches and was second in discus at 171 feet, 6 inches, b...

Kaitlyn Long takes hard journey to become Division I national champion

Senior Kaitlyn Long competes in the throwing event during a meet during the Big Ten Indoor Track and Field Championship on Feb. 24, 2018.

Kaleb Medhanie

March 29, 2018

As a sprinter in high school, Kaitlyn Long tore her hamstring for the first time during her freshman year and again her sophomore year. And then again during her junior year.  After Long decided that sprinting wouldn’t be in her future, her coaches at Monona Grove told her to switch to throwi...

Gophers start outdoor season at Baldy Castillo Invitational

Head men's track and field coach Steve Plasencia watches his team compete last February. Plasencia won his first five Big Ten championships with Minnesota from 2009-11 but finished second indoors and seventh outdoors this season.

Kaleb Medhanie

March 19, 2018

Redshirt sophomore Sammie Houston had a breakout performance for the Gophers in the triple jump. Houston was one of three Minnesota players to finish runner up in their events. He broke a personal record in the triple jump at 50 feet, 10 inches. The distance cracked him into the top 10 of Gophers performan...

Gophers men’s track and field concludes indoor season with six All-American finishes

Kaleb Medhanie

March 12, 2018

Freshman Teddy Frid broke four personal records in seven events to cap off his indoor season in 2018. The Gophers wrapped up their indoor season at the NCAA championships in College Station, Texas on Friday and Saturday, where the team had six participants earn All-American accolades. “It’s a difficult meet...

Kaitlyn Long wins NCAA weight throw title

Kaleb Medhanie

March 12, 2018

Senior Kaitlyn Long had herself a storybook indoor season. Six Gophers competed at the NCAA championships in College Station, Texas on Friday and Saturday. Five received All-America honors, including Long, who won the NCAA weight throw title. “They are all great, young women,” head coach Matt Bingl...

North Dakota’s top track athlete competes as redshirt for Gophers

Freshman Hunter Lucas competes during the Oz Memorial Run at Les Bolstad Golf Course on Sept. 10, 2017.

Kaleb Medhanie

March 8, 2018

When asked about his favorite video game growing up, redshirt freshman Hunter Lucas said nothing. When asked about his favorite television show, he said the same thing.  One thing was for certain: Lucas wasn't cooped up inside of his house in Fargo, North Dakota. The runner grew up in the town o...

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Kaleb Medhanie

March 4, 2018

Kaitlyn Long won the hammer throw.

Men’s track and field finishes ninth at Big Ten Indoor Championship

Gophers Jackson Wellenstein, Ben Psicihulis, and Matthew Baker compete in the 4x400-meter relay during the Border Battle on Jan. 13, 2018.

Kaleb Medhanie

February 26, 2018

Junior Jackson Wellenstein led the Gophers with 11 points in three different events at the Big Ten Indoor Championship on Friday and Saturday. Wellenstein finished eighth in the distance medley relay in Geneva, Ohio. He beat his personal record in the 400-meters with a time of 46.83, moving him to si...

Women’s track and field team wins Big Ten Indoor Championship

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.

Kaleb Medhanie

February 26, 2018

Senior Kaitlyn Long helped bring a Big Ten Indoor Championship to Minnesota for the first time since 2009. Long won the weight throw competition with a career-best 79 feet, 11inches. The No. 10 Gophers beat out all other conference competition with 91.50 points, on their way to becoming champions in Geneva...

Karlie Place wins with new poles; Sammie Houston sees increased role

Jack White

February 19, 2018

The Gophers coaching staff thought senior Karlie Place was improving, so they ordered bigger poles for her to exceed past performances. There was one problem, however: the poles arrived the day before Saturday's meet, the Parents Day Invite, and Place did not have time to practice with them before sh...