Ben Blankenship, the two-time MSHSL Class AA State champion at 1600 meters who transfered to the University of Minnesota this fall, is the subject of a feature story by Gopher Athletic Communications Student Assistant Laura Wallenta.
The piece, HERE, talks about Blankenship's original decision to attend Mississippi State as well as his return to his home state to compete for the Gophers. Blankenship (pictured) was the Gophers 5th-man at Pre-Nationals recently.
The Gopher men and women will compete at the Big Ten Championships in Ann Arbor, Michigan this weekend.
Photo courtesy of the U of M.