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

U Athletes compete in Olympic Trials

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...

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...

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

Gophers sweep All-American honors

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,”...

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.

Donnelly makes Division I debut in Championships

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...

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...

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...

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.,...

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...

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...

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...