Steve Plasencia has led the Gophers to three NCAA regional titles and 14 NCAA championship appearances.
The Gophers continue the 2013 campaign next weekend at the NCAA Midwest Regional.
Purdue will host this year's conference championship with the men's race scheduled for 9:45 a.m. CT on Sunday.
The Gophers return to action on Nov. 3 with the Big Ten Championships in West Lafayette, Ind.
Minnesota will run at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational and the Jim Drews Invitational on Saturday.
2012 Redshirt Freshman Season: Did not see action during the 2012 cross country season.
2011 Freshman Season: Redshirted the 2011 cross country season.
High School: Graduated from Eden Prairie in 2011 high school coaches were Jeff Lindlief and Bruce Kivimaki two time all state selection three time all conference in cross country two time Section 6AA Cross Country Champion AA Individual State Cross Country Champion in 2009 NXN Heartland Regional Champion (15:33 in the 5K) Minnesota Boys Cross Country Gatorade Runner of the Year finished 29th in the state championship as a sophomore, first as a junior and third overall as a senior took eighth in the state championships in Nordic Skiing as a senior graduated with honors and a gold cord after earning a 3.9 GPA.
Personal:Born on January 2, 1993 son of Dan and Julene Bartnik majoring in electrical engineering enjoys playing ping-pong, soccer and unicycling.