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MINNEAPOLIS – Signed Gophers prospect Khalid Hussein has been named the Star Tribune’s first-ever Metro Boys’ Cross Country Runner of the Year after capping his senior cross country season with a state title and an All-America honor for Wayzata High School.
A native of Plymouth, Minn., Hussein closed out his prep cross country career by winning the 2017 MSHSL Class AA Cross Country Championship in November as Wayzata High School repeated as team champions. Hussein ran the 5,000-meter course in 15:22.6.
He went on to finish 10th overall at the 2017 Nike Cross Country Nationals earlier this month – clocking a 15:28.5 to earn All-America honors while Wayzata finished 11th at the prestigious meet.
Hussein is also a three-time state medalist in the 1,600 meters and the 3,200 meters.
Four Gophers Earn Academic All-America Nods
6/21/2018 - M. Track & Field
Representing the Maroon & Gold are Second Team honorees Derek Wiebke and Madeline Strandemo and Third Team selections Temi Ogunrinde and Kiley Sabin.
Three 'U' Alums Set for USATF Championships
6/20/2018 - M. Track & Field
Representing the Maroon & Gold are Sean Donnelly in the hammer throw, Harun Abda in the 800 meters and Hassan Mead in the 1,500 meters.
Obsa Ali Captures NCAA Steeplechase Crown
6/8/2018 - M. Track & Field
Ali claimed the program's first national championship in the steeplechase by breaking his own school record at 8:32.23 on Friday night at Hayward Field.