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Wieland highlights weekend for Minnesota men’s track and field

Luca Wieland competes in the men's hurdles at the Fieldhouse for the second annual Minnesota-Wisconsin Dual on Jan. 23.

Dominic Davis

April 17, 2017

The decathlon record wasn’t safe at Mt. SAC Multi-Events and Relays. A record that was previously set in 2012 by Jack Szmanda was eclipsed by Luca Wieland over the weekend.Wieland scored 8,201 points to claim Szmanda’s record, when he scored 7,862.The senior captain’s total also earned him first...

Gophers track and field teams take top spots

Junior Derek Wiebke runs in the Merrill Fischbein Men's Gold race at the Roy Griak Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 at Les Bolstad golf course.

Dominic Davis

February 27, 2017

Minnesota’s track and field teams both finished top five at the Big Ten Championships.The meet was highlighted by Derek Wiebke and Madeline Strandemo both winning titles in the mile in their respective races.Strandemo was extra excited about her win after watching Wiebke win the men’s race.“I saw th...

Patty O’Brien continues family athletic legacy at UMN

Patty O'Brien runs in the Jack Johnson Women's Gold Race at the Roy Griak Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 at Les Bolstad Golf Course.

Alyssa Hodenfield

February 9, 2017

Patty O’Brien has been a fan of the University of Minnesota long before she even knew she wanted to be in collegiate sports, much less compete for the University of Minnesota itself.O’Brien comes from a large family with six siblings, two of which previously competed for the University.The O’Brien legacy...

Men’s and women’s teams shine in weekend meets

Redshirt junior Madeline Strandemo runs in the Jack Johnson Women's Gold Race at the Roy Griak Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 at the Les Bolstad golf course.

Alyssa Hodenfield

February 6, 2017

The Minnesota women’s track and field team traveled to South Bend, Indiana to compete at the Meyo Invitational over the weekend and came home with 10 top-10 finishes and 13 career-best showings.Redshirt junior Madeline Strandemo claimed the eighth place spot in the mile to earn her the second-fastest time in M...

Kimberly Golding serves as track and field team inspiration

Kimberly Golding continues running after winning the Women's hurdle event at the Field House on Jan. 23, 2016.

Alyssa Hodenfield

February 2, 2017

The Minnesota women’s track and field team will head to the Meyo Invite in South Bend, Ind. this weekend. One athlete to look out for this weekend is senior captain Kimberly Golding in the hurdles events.Golding most recently added to the eight titles won by the Gophers at the Jack Johnson Classic ...

Home teams fare well in Jack Johnson Classic

Senior Tayler Whittler competes in the 60 meter dash on Saturday, Jan. 28 at the Field House. The Gophers competed against several other colleges at the Jack Johnson Classic Track Meet.

Alyssa Hodenfield

January 30, 2017

The Minnesota track and field teams hosted the Jack Johnson Classic at the Minnesota Fieldhouse over the weekend.The men claimed 10 titles at the meet while the women came out with eight of their own. The high jump was a strong event for the men. Redshirt junior Ryan Lockard claimed the win at 2.14 ...

Minnesota track teams start seasons strong

Junior Titania Markland crosses the finish line, placing first in the 400-meter dash during the Jack Johnson Classic at the Field House on January 30.

Alyssa Hodenfield

January 27, 2017

The Minnesota men’s and women’s track and field teams are confident in their abilities as they kick off their season.The women’s team is young this year with 39 of its athletes either true freshmen or redshirt freshmen and only 10 seniors or redshirt seniors. Redshirt senior Kat Keller said the ...

Two alumni earn qualification for U.S. Olympic team

Minnesota's Harun Abda competes in the 800-meter run Feb. 15, 2013, at the University Fieldhouse.

Jack White

July 13, 2016

Two former Minnesota men’s track and field team members have qualified for the U.S. Olympic team.  Ten days and 18 events after the start of the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Eugene, Ore. — where 12 current or former members of the Minnesota men’s and women’s track teams com...

U Athletes compete in Olympic Trials

Senior Sean Donnelly practices the hammer throw at an outdoor practice field on June 4.

Jack White

July 6, 2016

The U.S. Olympic Team Track and Field Trials has hosted some familiar faces over the past week.  Five former members of the men’s and track and field team, four women’s team alumnae and three current members of both teams have all competed or will compete at the trials in Eugene, Ore., tha...

Gophers sweep All-American honors

Senior Sean Donnelly practices the hammer throw at an outdoor practice field on June 4.

Carissa Polo

June 15, 2016

The six Gophers who set out to compete at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Ore., last week all came home with All-American awards.   “I’m very proud,” said head coach Steve Plasencia about his team. “Every year what’s required at the na...