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Men’s track and field competes in Iowa State Classic; women’s team competes in three different meets

Owen Mageau

February 12, 2018

It was a busy weekend for Gophers track & field.  The men’s team competed in the Iowa State Classic and captured three titles.  The women’s team split into three groups and competed in three different states. Minnesota won one title at the Music City Classic in Nashville, Tennessee. The G...

Gophers have five first-place finishers

Owen Mageau

February 5, 2018

The Minnesota men’s and women’s track & field teams traveled to Ann Arbor, Michigan for the Power Five Invitational on Feb. 2 and Feb. 3.  For the women's team, the name — Power Five — was fitting. The No. 11 Gophers had five first-place finishes and an additional six top three finish...

Ayesha Champagnie thrives with Minnesota track and field

Owen Mageau

February 2, 2018

In the early stages of the indoor season, the No. 11 Minnesota women’s track and field team is already benefitting from the addition of a six-time national champion. Junior Ayesha Champagnie transferred to Minnesota after two successful seasons at Barton Community College.  Champagnie won back-...

Hosting a competition of nine teams, Gophers stand out at Jack Johnson Invitational

Jack Warrick

January 29, 2018

It was a hectic sight as dozens of athletes competed for space and placing while music played in the background at the Jack Johnson Invitational. The Gophers did well amidst the noise and the other eight teams, taking first in eight events, including a career performance by Gopher freshman Teddy Fri...

Gophers earn five first-place finishes at Jack Johnson Invitational

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.

Jack Warrick

January 29, 2018

With a large crowd and eight visiting teams filling the Minnesota Fieldhouse, the No. 11 Gophers women’s track and field team had an opportunity to show what kind of team they were. Minnesota did not disappoint. The Gophers took first in five of the indoor events on Friday and Saturday at the Jack John...

Men’s track and field finishes first; women’s team finishes second

Jack White

January 22, 2018

Freshman Ben Psicihulis has started his collegiate career on a high note. In his first season with Minnesota, Psicihulis finished first in the 600-meter race. His performance helped Minnesota claim a team title in South Dakota State’s Jim Emmerich Invitational on Saturday. Head coach Steve Plasencia...

Gophers use rankings as motivation to beat Badgers

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

Owen Mageau

January 15, 2018

This season, the Badgers are ranked ahead of the Gophers in the women's track and field standings, but Minnesota has bested Wisconsin in the teams' annual Dual for the fourth straight year. The No. 13 Minnesota Golden Gophers defeated the No. 11 Wisconsin Badgers 88-69 at the Minnesota Fieldhouse for their...

Jackson Wellenstein leads Gophers to win

Gophers Jackson Wellenstein, Ben Psicihulis, and Matthew Baker compete in the 4x400-meter relay during the Border Battle on Saturday. The relay team finished 3:18.73, helping secure the Gopher's fourth-consecutive Border Battle title.

Owen Mageau

January 15, 2018

The Dual, an event where Minnesota competes against Wisconsin, has been around since 2015. So far, the Gophers have been happy with the results. Minnesota prevailed in the Border Battle with a 93-65 win for the fourth consecutive victory in the meet. The Gophers won six events on the track and three ...

Wiebke leaps for program record as track teams close out busy weekend

Dominic Davis

May 1, 2017

The Minnesota men’s and women’s track and field teams competed at the Drake Relays, Longhorn Invitational, and other meets over the weekend, and it was Taylor Wiebke on the women’s team who stood out the most.Competing at the Longhorn Invitational on Saturday, Wiebke surprised herself by winnin...

Strong faith lets Emerald Egwim go the distance with Gophers track

Dominic Davis

April 20, 2017

Many athletes have something — or someone — that motivates and inspires them. For Emerald Egwim, it is her faith in God.Egwim, a member of the Minnesota women’s track and field team, said her faith is what made her who she is in all aspects of life — and doing the little things is...