Steve Plasencia has led the Gophers to three NCAA regional titles and 14 NCAA championship appearances.
2014 | Redshirt Junior Season Opened the season at the UC Riverside Invitational and paced the Gophers with a second-place finish also set a new personal eight-kilometer record of 24:07.1 at the Califonia race. 2013 | Redshirt Sophomore Season Returned from injury to win the 2013 Fall Finale in his collegiate debut paced the 8K race with a time of 24:43 Academic All-Big Ten honoreee.
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.