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

Gophers track and field handle weekend split with success

Published February 13, 2017

The Minnesota track and field teams competed at the Iowa State Classic, the UST Showcase and the Music City Challenge this weekend.“It was just a productive weekend for the team. A lot of people took...

Patty OBrien runs in the Jack Johnson Womens Gold Race at the Roy Griak Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 at Les Bolstad Golf Course.

Patty O’Brien continues family athletic legacy at UMN

Published 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...

Eric Sande competes in the mens 100 yard breaststroke during the Minnesota Challenge at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 in Minneapolis.

Gophers post strong showings in final home meet

Published February 7, 2017

The Minnesota swimming and diving teams hosted the Minnesota Challenge over the weekend to close out the regular season.The Gophers used the meet as a way to prepare for the Big Ten Championship meets,...

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

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

Published 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...

Diver Yu Zhou looks to lead Minnesota Challenge

Published February 2, 2017

The Minnesota swimming and diving team will host the Minnesota Challenge meet at Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center this weekend, and all eyes are on the divers.While some swimmers will participate in the...

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

Kimberly Golding serves as track and field team inspiration

Published 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...

Junior Daryl Turner charges ahead, dominating the 100 freestyle at the Aquatic Center on Oct. 24, 2014, against North Dakota. Turner took first place and finished with a time of 44.75.

Minnesota teams sweep Triple Dual

Published January 30, 2017

Both Minnesota swimming and diving teams traveled to West Lafayette, Indiana over the weekend and emerged from the pool successful in what was a true team effort.The men beat Purdue 195-156 and Northwestern...

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.

Home teams fare well in Jack Johnson Classic

Published 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....

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.

Minnesota track teams start seasons strong

Published 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...

Becker lives up to “Most Improved” title

Published January 27, 2017

Bowe Becker has been a standout swimmer in the sprint department this season, and can’t see himself peaking anytime soon.It’s no surprise that the sophomore was named “Most Improved,” by his teammates...

Sophomore Danielle Nack competes in the Womens 100 Yard Backstroke during the 2016 Minnesota Challenge at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016.

Gophers swim team beats Denver and Wyoming at weekend competition

Published January 17, 2017

The Minnesota swim and dive teams jumped back into competition over the weekend, beating Denver and Wyoming at the El Pomar Natatorium in Denver.The men’s team beat Denver 193-122 and Wyoming 219.5-95.5....

Gophers sophomore Brooke Zeiger competes in the womens 400 individual medley finals in the Jean K. Freeman Aquatics Center on Dec. 5, 2015.

Gophers swim and dive compete in two meets; Zeiger breaks Big Ten record

Published December 7, 2016

Minnesota’s swimming and diving teams split athletes up this weekend to compete at the AT&T Winter Nationals in Atlanta and the Jean Freeman Invitational at home.AT&T Winter Nationals kicked off with...

Gophers junior Matt Barnard competes in diving in the Jean K. Freeman Aquatics Center on Saturday, Dec. 5., 2015.

Minnesota divers command IUPUI Invite

Published November 22, 2016

The Gophers diving teams faced their toughest competition of the season over the weekend, but managed to come away with some strong showings.Minnesota senior divers as well as a couple of newcomers led...

Madeline Strandemo runs at the 15th Annual Oz Memorial Run at Les Bolstad golf course on Sept. 5, 2014.

Strandemo improves by almost 100 places in NCAA Championship meet

Published November 22, 2016

Madeline Strandemo was the lone Gophers runner at the NCAA Championship meet over the weekend, and if she felt any pressure, she didn’t show it. The redshirt junior traveled to Terre Haute, Ind. over...

Veteran diver Lexi Tenenbaum leads diving teams to weekend invite

Published November 18, 2016

The Minnesota diving teams will travel solo this weekend, and senior Lexi Tenenbaum will be one to look for on the women’s side.Ten divers will head to Indianapolis, Indiana — four men and six...

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Gophers cross country miss the mark to Nationals

Published November 15, 2016

The Minnesota cross country teams sent 14 runners to Iowa City, Iowa over the weekend to compete in the NCAA Midwest Regional meet, but only one runner will head to the national finals.The No. 26 women’s...

John Bushmann swims the 100-yard breaststroke at the Minnesota Invite on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016 at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center.

Gophers come out on top at inaugural Minnesota Invitational

Published November 15, 2016

The Minnesota swim and dive teams hosted the inaugural Minnesota Invite this weekend at Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center and came in first with 1,411 points.“The group and the team in general …...

Kierra Smith swims the 100-yard butterfly against Iowa State on Friday, Oct. 12, 2012,  at the University Aquatic Center.

Gophers swim and dive have strong showing in Indiana

Published November 14, 2016

A handful of Minnesota swimmers traveled to Indianapolis, Indiana over the weekend to test their skills against the best of the best.The U.S. National Team beat the Big Ten All-Stars in the inaugural USA...

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

Gophers, Strandemo ready for NCAA Regional meet

Published November 11, 2016

The Minnesota men’s and women’s cross country teams will travel to Iowa City, Iowa this weekend to compete in the NCAA Midwest Regional meet Friday. The women’s NCAA regional team consists of returners...

Gophers sophomore Brooke Zeiger competes in the womens 400 individual medley finals in the Jean K. Freeman Aquatics Center on Dec. 5.

Five Minnesota swimmers, Kremer head to USA College Challenge

Published November 10, 2016

The Minnesota swim and dive teams are looking ahead to a big weekend.Five Gophers and head coach Kelly Kremer will head to the first-ever USA College Challenge meet in Indianapolis, while the rest of the...

Sophomore Brian Poon swims in the mens 200 Freestyle at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatics Center on Nov. 4, 2016.

Gophers swim and dive dominate scoring in home victory over North Dakota

Published November 7, 2016

The Minnesota swim and dive teams hosted North Dakota Friday evening and did not hold back, winning all but the men’s 50-yard freestyle where UND took first and second places. The meet kicked off with...

Graduate student Carli Schulz runs at Rocky

Strong showings for Gophers runners this weekend

Published November 7, 2016

Both cross country teams participated in regular-season capping meets over the weekend before entering the NCAA postseason.The Gophers men’s team ran in the Fall Finale 8K race in Collegeville, Minnesota...

Freshman Lindsey Horjesi participates in the 50 meter freestyle event at the womens swim and dive meet against Iowa State at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center on Oct. 30, 2016.

Horejsi having successful start to freshman season with Gophers

Published November 3, 2016

Freshman Lindsey Horejsi has joined the world of collegiate swimming without reservations.She placed highly in both meets she has competed in so far and does not plan to slow down any time soon.“She’s...

Cross country squads take 4th place at Big Ten Championships

Published October 31, 2016

The Minnesota cross country teams had strong showings at the Big Ten Championships — which they hosted for the first time in 11 years — at Les Bolstad Course on Sunday.The Gophers women’s...

Sophomore Danielle Nack competes in the Womens 100 Yard Backstroke during the 2016 Minnesota Challenge at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016.

Minnesota swim and dive teams defeat Hawkeyes at home

Published October 31, 2016

The Minnesota swim and dive teams had a week off between their most recent meets, but came back from the break strong.Both squads hosted Iowa over the weekend and came out with victories. The men competed...

Redshirt junior Matt Welch runs in the Merrill Fischbein Mens Gold race at the Roy Griak Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 at the Les Bolstad golf course.

Cross country runner Matt Welch aims for Big Ten success after hot start

Published October 28, 2016

Both Minnesota cross country teams host the Big Ten Championship meet this Sunday at home, and it should be an important one for redshirt junior Matt Welch.Welch has been a consistent force for the Gophers...

Matt Barnard competes in diving at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatics Center on Dec. 5, 2015.

Matt Barnard looks to leave great legacy

Published October 28, 2016

Matt Barnard didn’t have a bad start to his senior season.After a first place finish in the 3-meter board contest and a second place title in the 1-meter board against Wisconsin, Barnard earned the Big...

Redshirt sophomore Courtney Alama runs in the Jack Johnson Womens Gold Race at the Roy Griak Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 at Les Bolstad golf course.

Minnesota hosted open Twilight Run at home over the weekend

Published October 24, 2016

The Minnesota women’s cross country team hosted the ninth annual Jack’s Twilight Run on Friday evening.Twenty-one Gophers runners posted career-best 6K times in the meet, with redshirt sophomore Molly...

Women’s cross country to host Jack’s Twilight Run

Published October 21, 2016

The Minnesota women’s cross country team will host the ninth annual Jack’s Twilight Run at Les Bolstad Course on Friday evening.Jack’s Twilight Run was created to memorialize former Minnesota equipment...

Junior Connor McHugh swimming the mens 200 meter breaststroke at the Gophers first meet of the season against the Wisconsin Badgers at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatics Center on Oct 13. 2016.

Minnesota swim and dive teams split season-opening meet

Published October 17, 2016

The University of Minnesota swimming and diving teams held their season opener against Wisconsin Thursday afternoon.The men’s team defeated rival Wisconsin 185-115, but the women fell short and lost...

Junior Obsa Ali runs in the Merrill Fischbein Mens Gold race at the Roy Griak Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 at Les Bolstad golf course.

Gophers cross country successful in Wisconsin meets

Published October 17, 2016

The Minnesota cross country teams split this weekend to compete in the Nuttycombe Invitational at the University of Wisconsin Friday and the Jim Drews and Tori Neubauer Invitational Saturday.The women’s...

Junior Daryl Turner charges ahead, dominating the 100 freestyle at the Aquatic Center on Oct. 24, 2014, against North Dakota. Turner took first place and finished with a time of 44.75.

Minnesota swim teams split in season opener

Published October 14, 2016

The University of Minnesota men’s and women’s swim and dive teams held their season opener against Wisconsin Thursday afternoon.The men’s team defeated Wisconsin 185-115, but the women fells short...

Kierra Smith swims the 100-yard butterfly against Iowa State on Friday, Oct. 12, 2012,  at the University Aquatic Center.

Smith ready to return to Minnesota pool after Olympic redshirt year

Published October 12, 2016

Kierra Smith is gearing up for her senior swim season at Minnesota, but it’s been a while since she’s donned a swim cap with maroon and gold.Smith is returning to the Minnesota swim and dive team after...

Minnesotas Kierra Smith swims the 100-yard butterfly against Iowa State on Oct. 12, 2012, at the University Aquatic Center.

Minnesota swim and dive teams set to start season

Published October 8, 2016

The Minnesota men’s and women’s swim and dive teams will kick off their seasons on Saturday against Florida State and Duke in Tallahassee, Florida.Head coach Kelly Kremer has high hopes for both teams...

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

Gophers finish 10th at Notre Dame Invite

Published October 3, 2016

The Minnesota women’s cross country team placed 10th at the Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational at Burke Golf Course in South Bend, Ind. Friday afternoon.The team brought 12 runners to the invitational...

Ness bouncing back after injury

Published October 2, 2016

Redshirt sophomore Bailey Ness serves as a source of positive energy on the Gophers women’s cross country team, even through hardships in her career. Ness joined the team as a true freshman in 2014 and...

Redshirt junior Matt Welch runs in the Merrill Fischbein Mens Gold race at the Roy Griak Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 at Les Bolstad golf course.

Cross country teams finish ninth at Griak meet

Published September 26, 2016

Both Minnesota cross country teams finished in ninth place and in the top half of teams that competed in the 31st annual Roy Griak Invitational at the University of Minnesota’s Les Bolstad Golf Course.Freshman...

Freshmen twins set for Roy Griak meet

Published September 23, 2016

With six collegiate races and four high school races, the Roy Griak Invitational — which takes place at the University of Minnesota — has long been a staple in the cross country world.Attending...

Redshirt junior Charlie Lawrence approaches the finish line of the Oz Memorial at Les Bolstad Golf Course on Sept. 11, 2015.

Teams run to winning starts

Published September 12, 2016

Both Minnesota cross country teams kicked off their seasons on Friday with the Oz Memorial meet at home. The Gophers went up against Wisconsin, South Dakota State and Drake University in the meet and combined...

Cross country teams do well at the Oz Memorial

Published September 10, 2016

Both Gophers cross country teams ran strong at the Oz Memorial Run Friday evening.The No. 26 women’s team had 12 runners finish in the top 20, propelling it to the team title. Redshirt junior Madeline...

Madeline Strandemo runs at the 15th Annual Oz Memorial Run at Les Bolstad golf course on Sept. 5, 2014.

On cross country team, Gophers look to freshmen for success

Published September 9, 2016

The Gophers women’s cross country team saw impressive performances from both veterans and newcomers at its annual intrasquad meet over the weekend.Redshirt junior Madeline Strandemo, the leading runner...