M Cross Country - 2009 Roster
2009 Minnesota Golden Gophers Row 1 (L-R): Paul Hilsen, Drew Paradis, Hassan Mead, David Krueger, Derek Storkel. Row 2: Jason Rengo (Volunteer Assistant Coach), Kevin Lachowitzer, Andy Richardson, Nick Hutton, Joe McFarland, Travis Burkstrand, Steve Sulkin, Steve Plasencia (Head Coach). Row 3: Mike McFarland, Pieter Gagnon, Erik Truedson, Andrew Larson, Matt Barrett, Ben Blankenship, Sean Olson, Matthew Volz.
|Hometown (Prev School)|
|Barrett, Matt||DISTANCE||5-9||Sr.||Monroe, Wis. (Monroe High School)|
|Blankenship, Ben||DISTANCE||-||Jr.||Stillwater, Minn. (Stillwater High School)|
|Burkstrand, Travis||DISTANCE||-||RFr.||Apple Valley, Minn. (Eastview)|
|Gagnon, Pieter||DISTANCE||-||RFr.||Minneapolis, Minn. (Washburn High School)|
|Hilsen, Paul||DISTANCE||-||So.||Lakeville, Minn. (Lakeville South HS)|
|Hutton, Nick||DISTANCE||-||RFr.||Apple Valley, Minn. (Burnsville High School)|
|Krueger, David||DISTANCE||6-1||Sr.||Perham, Minn. (Perham High School)|
|Lachowitzer, Kevin||DISTANCE||-||RFr.||Perham, Minn. (Perham High School)|
|Larsen, Andrew||DISTANCE||-||Fr.||Glen Ellyn, Ill (Marnion Academy)|
|McFarland, Joe||DISTANCE||-||Jr.||Hartland, Wis. (Arrowhead HS)|
|McFarland, Mike||DISTANCE||5-11||Jr.||Hartland, Wis. (Arrowhead High School)|
|Mead, Hassan||DISTANCE||-||Jr.||Minneapolis, Minn. (Minneapolis South High School)|
|Olson, Sean||DISTANCE||-||So.||Menomonie, Wis. (Menomonie HS)|
|Paradis, Drew||DISTANCE||-||Fr.||Alexandria, Minn. (Jefferson High School)|
|Richardson, Andy||DISTANCE||-||RFr.||New Brighton, Minn. (Irondale High School)|
|Storkel, Derek||DISTANCE||-||Fr.||Tomah, Wis. (Tomah High School)|
|Sulkin, Steve||DISTANCE||-||Fr.||Elmhurst, Ill. (York High School)|
|Torchia, Mike||DISTANCE||5-10||Jr.||Rochester, Minn. (Rochester Lourdes High School)|
|Truedson, Erik||DISTANCE||-||Fr.||Bemidji, Minn. (Bemidji HIgh School)|
|Volz, Matt||DISTANCE||-||So.||Lakeville, Minn. (Lakeville South High School)|
‘U’ Alum Siegmeier Joins Gophers Staff
A two-time All-American and three-time Big Ten champion, Zach Siegmeier will serve as director of operations for men's track & field and cross country.
Griak Feature: Martin Smith
Martin Smith is one of eight Roy Griak Invitational Hall of Fame inductees who will be honored at this year's meet.
Blankenship, Mead Shine in Olympic Finals
Mead and Blankenship recorded the best Olympic finishes by Gophers since Staffan Strand finished sixth in the high jump for Sweden during the 2000 Olympics in Sydney.