The Minnesota Daily

Minnesota caps off successful season at national championships

Carissa Polo

June 15, 2016

Once again, the Gophers made history with its performance in the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon last week.  Two weeks after the team tied a program record by sending eight athletes to the championships, five of Minnesota’s representatives earned individual All-Ameri...

Donnelly makes Division I debut in Championships

Senior Sean Donnelly is competing in the 2016 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championship for hammer throw. Donnelly tossed the hammer 74.35 meters at the Baldy Castillo Invitational this season, which is reported as the ninth farthest throw in the world.

Jack White

June 8, 2016

Many track and field athletes who make their NCAA Championships debut would not have postseason experience at the college level. Senior Sean Donnelly is a rare exception.  Donnelly, a four-time Division III national champion at the University of Mount Union, transferred to Minnesota for his fina...

Days after father’s death, Esser advances to NCAAs

June 8, 2016

Agnes Esser has hit a stride in her sophomore track campaign despite losing a key member of her support system. Esser finished in second place at the NCAA West Preliminary in discus and broke the school record on May 28 but couldn’t share the news with her father, who passed away from brain can...

Minnesota advances six to championships

Jack White

June 1, 2016

The No. 16 Gophers men’s 19 track and field athletes who competed at last week’s NCAA West Preliminary in Lawrence, Kan., improved on last season’s performance at the same event.  Six athletes earned qualifying marks to advance to the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, up ...

Eight qualify for NCAA final meet

Carissa Polo

June 1, 2016

The women’s track and field team came out of last week’s West Preliminary meet with a program-high eight athletes advancing to the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Ore., June 8-11.  Minnesota qualified for the championship meet in eight different events. The last t...

Gophers set to compete at West Regional meet

Jack White

May 25, 2016

The men’s track and field team will send 19 of its athletes from 12 events to the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field West Preliminary in Lawrence, Kan., this weekend.  The No. 13 Gophers hope to find success at the meet en route to qualifying for the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field National Champions...

Gophers send 20 to preliminaries

Carissa Polo

May 25, 2016

Minnesota’s women’s track and field team looks to continue a successful streak as 20 of its athletes compete in the NCAA West Preliminary in Lawrence, Kan., this week.  The meet comes just after the team won a share of the Big Ten title — its fifth in program history and first...

Deng carries hopes of making Olympics

Ryan Falk

May 5, 2016

Senior Goaner Deng has had a strong season in the 800-meter run, and it might continue into the summer.     Deng will attempt to make the United States track and field team for the 2016 Summer Olympics, but if he doesn’t succeed, he will try to make South Sudan’s team.   &nb...

Women’s team earns four titles

Titania Markland is cheered on as she crosses the finish line to win the women's 400-meter relay, the last event at the University of Minnesota Field House for the second annual Minnesota-Wisconsin Dual on Jan. 23.

Ryan Falk

May 2, 2016

The Minnesota women’s track and field team earned four event titles over the weekend at the Rock Chalk Classic, with all titles coming from track events.     The Gophers finished first in the 4x100 meter relay with a time of 45.71 seconds. The team won a second title in the 4x400 meter ...

Versatile athlete Wieland able to rediscover passion for his sport

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

Ryan Falk

April 28, 2016

A string of injuries caused junior Luca Wieland to nearly walk away from track and field as a freshman, but now he’s working toward a spot on the 2016 German Olympic team.     “I was at a point where I wanted to quit,” Wieland said. “It was hard to push through the pain and...