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Men and women head to Drake Relays to face top-notch competition

April 27, 2007

The Minnesota men's and women's track and field teams are gearing up for a strong performance this weekend as they face difficult competition and a house full of spectators. A group from the men's and...

Men and women successful in Iowa City

April 23, 2007

Good weather at Saturday's Musco Twilight Invitational produced several season highlights for many on the Minnesota men's and women's track and field teams. A large group from both teams traveled to Iowa...

Men and women travel to Iowa City seeking improvement in all events

April 20, 2007

The men's and women's track and field teams travel together to Iowa City this weekend. Iowa will welcome an array of tough teams to its campus when the Hawkeyes host the Musco Twilight Invitational on...

Senior leading by example in final days

April 19, 2007

Senior Derek Gearman was named Big Ten Field Athlete of the Week after adding a third NCAA Midwest Regional qualifying mark last weekend. His performance at last weekend's Sun Angel Classic in Tempe, Ariz.,...

Cheever takes second in steeplechase

April 16, 2007

The Minnesota women's track and field team is taking full advantage of warm climate away meets to reach its outdoor season goals. The Gophers posted 16 NCAA Regional Qualifying marks over the weekend at...

Minnesota men travel to assortment of locations, women to compete in two spots

April 13, 2007

The Minnesota men's and women's track and field teams will travel far and wide this weekend to match up against strong competition as their outdoor season progresses. The Gophers men's team will be attending...

Minnesota struggles at Tiger Track Classic

April 9, 2007

The Minnesota men's track and field team struggled to overcome unexpected cold weather while competing in the Tiger Track Classic in Auburn, Ala. on Saturday. The Gophers have had to travel to warmer destinations...

Gophers hope to see improvement during trip to Alabama

April 6, 2007

A large portion of Minnesota's men's track and field team is traveling to Alabama this weekend to compete in the Auburn Tiger Track Classic on Saturday. The rest of the team was scheduled to join the women's...

New coach already off to winning start

April 4, 2007

The announcement of a new men's basketball coach is not the only coaching news in Minnesota athletics recently. Last week, Matt Bingle was named coach of the women's track and field team. Bingle had been...

Split squads produce strong results

April 2, 2007

Traveling to warmer climates yielded strong performances from the men's and women's track and field teams this past weekend. up next Hamline invitational when: Saturday where: St. Paul Each team split...

Men’s team heads south to Texas, while women to compete on West Coast

March 30, 2007

Undesirable Minnesota spring weather has left the Gophers' track and field teams no choice but to travel to warmer climates for outdoor season competition. The men's and women's teams are splitting up...

Men and women have sound season end

March 20, 2007

The Minnesota men's and women's swimming and diving teams excelled in back-to-back weekends as they hosted the NCAA Championships on March 8-10 and March 15-17, respectively. The men finished their meet...

Minnesota to host and compete in NCAA championships

March 8, 2007

The Minnesota women's swimming and diving team is gearing up for its final competition of the season. The Gophers are hosting the 2007 NCAA Championships this Thursday through Saturday with preliminaries...

Kennedy NCAA-bound after solid showing

March 5, 2007

Senior Shaun Kennedy's first place finish in this weekend's platform event earned him the Gophers' only diving invitation to the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships. Seven Minnesota divers competed...

Last chance for Minnesota’s divers to qualify for NCAA Championships

March 2, 2007

Seven of Minnesota's finest divers will represent the Gophers at the 2007 NCAA Zone Diving Championships in Ann Arbor, Mich. This weekend's competition marks the last chance for Minnesota individuals to...

Pair of titles for Buzard, Gophers finish second

February 26, 2007

The Minnesota men's track and field team took second once again behind Wisconsin Badger at this year's Big Ten Indoor Championships in Bloomington, Ind. This is the second straight runner-up finish for...

Gophers win Big Ten crown

February 26, 2007

."Honk, honk, get out the way!" rang throughout Illinois' Armory Track on Sunday evening as the Minnesota women's track and field team captured its first Big Ten Indoor Championship. up next Iowa State...

Seniors lead Minnesota into conference championships

February 23, 2007

The Minnesota men's track and field team begins its championship season this weekend as it competes in the Big Ten Championships this Saturday and Sunday in Bloomington, Ind. The Gophers have taken second...

Gophers head to Illinois for Big Ten Indoor Championships

February 23, 2007

The Minnesota women's track and field team travels to Illinois this weekend to compete in the Big Ten Indoor Championships. Interim head coach Matt Bingle said that although the program's goal is always...

Gophers capture Big Ten title in last event

February 20, 2007

The battle for the 2007 conference title came down to the final relay at this weekend's Big Ten Men's Swimming Championships in Columbus, Ohio. Running on a mixture of adrenaline and momentum, Minnesota's...

Gophers a favorite for Big Ten crown

February 15, 2007

Minnesota's men's swimming and diving team is on a mission this weekend to win its third Big Ten title in four years. Ohio State is hosting the 2007 Big Ten Championships this Friday through Sunday, as...

Minnesota takes fourth at Big Tens

February 12, 2007

The Minnesota women's swimming and diving team walked away from this year's Big Ten Championships with new school records, Big Ten titles and a few invitations to the NCAA Championships. The 21st-ranked...

Minnesota hosts 2007 Big Ten Championships this week

February 8, 2007

The championship season for the Minnesota women's swimming and diving team has finally arrived and after the last-minute preparations of shaving legs and fitting into the smallest swimsuit, the Gophers...

Continued effort leads to success for Payne

January 31, 2007

Versatility, consistency, team loyalty and a newfound focus are just a few of the characteristics that make Russ Payne a vital asset to the men's swimming and diving team. Payne, a junior, joined Minnesota's...

Both squads headed to Wisconsin for Big Ten competition

January 19, 2007

The men's and women's swimming and diving teams travel to Wisconsin this weekend to compete in their first meet since returning home from winter training camp in Hawaii. This weekend's meet also marks...

Gophers win Ohio State Invitational

December 4, 2006

The Minnesota men's swimming and diving team continued its winning streak as it won the Ohio State Invitational this past weekend. The ninth-ranked Gophers finished the meet with 1,193.5 points, beating...

Men and women face tough road tests

December 1, 2006

Minnesota's men's and women's swimming and diving teams hit the road this weekend to attend two different invitational meets. The women's team, ranked No. 23 by the College Swimming Coaches Association...

Two All-Americans transfer to Gophers

November 28, 2006

Two new transfer students have been making waves for the Minnesota women's swimming and diving team this season. Juniors Roxane Akradi, from Southern Methodist, and Erin Forster, from Georgia, have brought...

Men’s team dominates in home invite

November 20, 2006

Two different strategies led to two different outcomes for Minnesota's men's and women's swimming teams at the Minnesota Invitational this weekend. The men dominated the three-day event, finishing in first...

Gophers swim teams host Minnesota Invitational with two very different plans of attack

November 17, 2006

Anticipation is high for the Minnesota men's and women's swimming teams going into this weekend's meet, but both squads will head into the event with two totally different philosophies. The Gophers will...