M Cross Country - 2007 Roster

Team Photo

2007 Golden Gopher Cross Country: Front row (left to right): Seijen Takamura, Mike McFarland, Paul Hilsen, Tim Bruhn, Sean Olson, Mike Torchia, Hassan Mead, Joe McFarland. Back row: Brad Wick (Vol. Asst. Coach), Eddie Kibira, Justin Gruenwald, Chris Rombough, Matt Barrett, Forrest Tahdooahnippah, Ben Kampf, Ben Puhl, Steve Plasencia (Head Coach). Not pictured: Rick Furseth, David Krueger, Hans Storvick, Michael VanBeusekom.

Name Sort by Name
Pos. Sort by Position
Ht. Sort by Height
Yr. Sort by Eligibility Year
Hometown (Prev School)
Barrett, Matt PLAYER 5-9 So. Monroe, Wis. (Monroe High School)
Bruhn, Tim DISTANCE 6-0 RFr. Lakeville, Minn. (Lakeville North High School)
Furseth, Rick PLAYER 5-9 Sr. Stillwater, Minn. (South Dakota State U.) (Stillwater High School)
Grunewald, Justin PLAYER 5-8 Sr. Merrifield, Minn. (Brainerd High School)
Hilsen, Paul DISTANCE - Fr. Lakeville, Minn. (Lakeville South HS)
Kampf, Ben DISTANCE 5-10 So. Farmington, Minn. (Farmington High School)
Kibira, Eddie PLAYER 6-1 Sr. Minneapolis, Minn. (Edison High School)
Krueger, David DISTANCE 6-1 So. Perham, Minn. (Perham High School)
McFarland, Joe DISTANCE - Fr. Hartland, Wis. (Arrowhead HS)
McFarland, Mike DISTANCE 5-11 RFr. Hartland, Wis. (Arrowhead High School)
Mead, Hassan DISTANCE - Fr. Minneapolis, Minn. (Minneapolis South High School)
Olson, Sean DISTANCE - Fr. Menomonie, Wis. (Menomonie HS)
Puhl, Ben DISTANCE 6-0 Jr. Rochester, Minn. (Century High School)
Rombough, Chris DISTANCE 6-0 Jr. Fremont, Wis. (New London High School)
Storvick, Hans DISTANCE - Jr. Mankato (Mankato West H.S.)
Tahdooanippah, Forrest PLAYER - Sr. St. Paul (Minneapolis Southwest HS)
Takamura, Seijen DISTANCE 5-6 Jr. North Mankato, Minn. (Mankato West High School)
Torchia, Mike DISTANCE 5-10 So. Rochester, Minn. (Rochester Lourdes High School)
VanBeusekom, Michael PLAYER 6-0 Sr. New Brighton, Minn. (Irondale High School)


Gophers Finish 19th at NCAAs


The Gophers totaled 464 points for the 10-kilometer course at E. P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park.

Zutz Honored by USATF Minnesota


The St. Francis, Minn., native was a First Team All-Big Ten and All-Region honoree this year.

Plasencia Earns USTFCCCA Honor


Steve Plasencia has been honored as the USTFCCCA Midwest Region Coach of the Year.

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