Pieter Gagnon
Pieter Gagnon


Minneapolis, Minn.

High School:
Washburn HS



Gophers Place 70 on Fall Academic All-Big Ten List

Minnesota improves fall Academic All-Big Ten total by 11


Gophers Place 86 on Big Ten Distinguished Scholar List

List of student-athletes with a 3.7 or better GPA grows by 26 percent


149 Gopher Student-Athletes Earn Academic All-Big Ten Honors

Minnesota's Total is up from 123 Following the 2011 Spring Seasons


Three Gopher Men Advance at NCAA West Preliminary

Hutton (1,500), Pachuta (800) and Abda (800) all move on to quarterfinals


Gophers Head South For NCAA West Preliminary Meet

23 student-athletes to compete

Career Highlights
A three-time NCAA Preliminary Round competitor in the 10,000 meters • a 2010 and 2011 NCAA All-Midwest Region honoree in cross country • veteran of three NCAA Cross Country Championships.

2012 Season - Indoor: Ran a 4:12.70 mile at the Jack Johnson Classic • ran an 8:20.86 in the 3,000 meters at the Bill Bergan Invite • ran a 1:57.68 in the 800 meters at the Snowshoe Open. Outdoor: NCAA West Preliminary competitor in the 10,000 meters • finished eighth in the 10,000m at the Big Ten Championships with a time of 29:31.68 • also competed in the 5,000m (14:20.98) • ran a 14:00.75 in the 5,000 meters at the Stanford Invite, setting the ninth-fastest time in school history • Academic All-Big Ten.

2011 season Indoor:competed at the Minnesota Open in the 800 meter and finished fifth(2:00.16) •took fifth at the Snowshoe Open in the mile (4:13.50) •competed at the Minnesota Open in the mile and took second (4:17.13) •competed at the Bill Bergen Invitational in the 3000 meters and finished first (8:17.33) •competed at the Husky Classic and finished with a time of 4:11.9 in 5,000 meter• competed at the Big Ten Championship in the 5,000 meter and finished fourteenth (14:27.47)Outdoor: finished fourth at the Baldy Castillo Invitational in the 1,500 meter (3:54.82) •took second at the Macalester Twilight in the 1,500 meters (3:55.41) • competed in the 5,000 in the Big Ten Championships and ran a 14:28.61 •finished second at the Mt. SAC Relays Invitational Elite in the 10,000 meters (29:24.11).

2010 Season - Indoor: Ran in four meets • ran his top time of 8:20.27 in the 3,000 meters at the Bill Bergan Invitational • raced to a time of 14:27.33 in the 5,000 meters at the Husky Classic. Outdoor:An NCAA Preliminary Meet competitor in the 10,000 meters • ran a time of 31:21.43 in the NCAA quarterfinal • placed 12th in the 10k at the Big Ten Championships with a season-best time of 29:46.25 • an Academic All-Big Ten honoree • varsity letterwinner.

2009 Season: Redshirted the indoor and outdoor seasons.

Cross Country:
A 2010 and 2011 All-Midwest Region honoree • a member of Gophers' NCAA squads in 2009, 2010, and 2011 • Academic All-Big Ten • three-time letterwinner.

High School: A 2008 graduate of Washburn High School • high school coaches were Noelle Palmer and Sarah Gustafson • placed third (15:44.5, 5K) at the 2007 Minnesota Class AA Cross Country Championships • 2007 sectional and Minneapolis City Conference medalist • clocked a personal best of 15:37, placing 19th at the 2007 Foot Locker Midwest Region Championship • placed 22nd in state meet as a junior, 90th as a sophomore • two-time all-state honoree his senior track season • placed third in the 3,200-meter run (9:21.81) and eighth in the 1,600 meters (4:24.15) • competed in both those events at state as a junior • graduated second in his class.

Personal: Born Oct. 13, 1989 • intends to major in mechanical engineering • son of James Gagnon and Rebecca Fillmore • has one brother, Charles • enjoys videography.


Minnesota Mourns Loss of "Lefty" Wright


The University of Minnesota mourns the loss of long-time cross country and track & field official Ralph Eugene "Lefty" Wright.

Gophers at the 2015 Minnesota State Fair


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