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After he fought through injury, Sammie Houston thrives with Gophers

Kaleb Medhanie
April 5, 2018

Things got worse before they got better for Sammie Houston. Houston had some success in his first competitive year as a redshirt freshman. He won the triple jump title at the St. Thomas Invite in the 2016...

Redshirt freshman Rachel Schow clears a hurdle on Jan. 28, 2017 at the Field House.

Gophers open outdoor season at Ole Miss Classic, Raleigh Relays

Kaleb Medhanie
April 2, 2018

Rachel Schow had a career day for the Gophers in her four events. Schow was part of helping No. 11 Minnesota win six events at the Ole Miss Classic in Oxford, Mississippi on Saturday. When she and her...

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...

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

Kaitlyn Long takes hard journey to become Division I national champion

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...

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.

Gophers start outdoor season at Baldy Castillo Invitational

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...

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...

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,...

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

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

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:...

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Kaleb Medhanie
March 4, 2018

Kaitlyn Long won the hammer throw.

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

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

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...