The Minnesota softball team couldn’t do enough to keep its season alive, leaving eight runners on base in a loss to No. 5 Washington 5-2 in the NCAA Seattle Regional final.
After winning the Big Ten Tournament, Minnesota will head to the NCAA tournament in the Seattle Regional.
For the third year in a row, Minnesota was crowned the Big Ten champion after a delayed championship game Sunday at Madison, Wisconsin. The No. 2 Gophers played No. 4 Northwestern in the championship and won 9-4.
The Gophers competed in the National Relays Championships in Fayetteville, Arkansas on Friday and Saturday, with just one meet until the Big Ten Outdoor championships. Minnesota left Arkansas with two first-place titles, including one from Houston when he won the triple jump at 49 feet, 3 inches Saturday.
No. 10 Minnesota competed in the Louisville Lenny Lyles and Clark Wood Invite in Louisville, Kentucky on Friday and Saturday, where it broke two program records and won seven titles.
Redshirt junior Temi Ogunrinde is the Gophers' all-time leader in the hammer throw, but track and field is just one part of her life on Minnesota's campus.
Teddy Frid was the lone Minnesota competitor at the Bryan Clay Invitational, but the Gophers still left the meet with a victory.
Emma Spagnola and Agnes Esser had historic performances for Minnesota over the weekend. On Friday, Spagnola won the 400-meter hurdles at a time that broke a 13-year old record. Esser had a career-best in the hammer throw, which earned her first all time in the program's history.
The Gophers competed in the Tomcat Twilight on Thursday at St. Thomas, an event where they came away with seven titles. Five of their seven titles came in field events.
Whalen, a Gophers alumna who went to a Final Four during her senior year in 2004, was introduced in front of fans and media as the new head coach of Minnesota women's basketball.