Pieter Gagnon  
Pieter Gagnon

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Minneapolis, Minn.

High School:
Washburn HS

Position:
Distance


12/06/2012

Gophers Place 70 on Fall Academic All-Big Ten List

Minnesota improves fall Academic All-Big Ten total by 11

07/11/2012

Gophers Place 86 on Big Ten Distinguished Scholar List

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

05/31/2012

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

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

05/24/2012

Three Gopher Men Advance at NCAA West Preliminary

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

05/22/2012

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.