Meanwhile at the Hamline Invitational, the Gophers picked up four titles from unattached freshmen.
A 2016 graduate of Mounds View High School • a six-time all-conference selection in the Suburban East Conference (twice in cross country, twice in hockey and twice in track & field) • a 10-time letter winner (four in cross country, three in hockey, three in track & field) • a three-time state meet participant • recorded 33 goals in three years of varsity hockey and lead the team in scoring in his final two years as a prep • ran for Ross Fleming and Bill Pratt at Mounds View and played hockey for Scott Brokaw • graduated with a 4.1 GPA and received highest honors from Mounds View • named the 2015-16 Mounds View High School Student-Athlete of the Year.
Born April 15, 1998 • native of Shoreview, Minn. • son of Steve and Theresa Plasencia • has one brother, Ryan • father is Minnesota’s Director of Men’s Track & Field and Cross Country, a Gophers All-American alum and a two-time U.S. Olympian in the 10,000 meters • plans to study chemical engineering • also enjoys fishing and can solve a Rubix Cube in under a minute • lists his most memorable sports experience as scoring an overtime game-winning goal against East Ridge during his senior hockey season.
Groundbreaking for T&F Stadium Set for Friday
The University of Minnesota and Gopher Athletics will break ground on the new outdoor track & field facility on Friday, Oct. 20, at 11 a.m. CT.
Gophers Remember Steve Hoag
Hoag was a team captain, an All-American and a Big Ten champion for the Maroon & Gold, competing in cross country and track.
Mead Set for IAAF World Championships
The men's 10,000 meters is scheduled for 3:20 p.m. CT on Friday, Aug. 4 at London Stadium.