The Gophers were led by their three senior captains -- Andrew Larsen, Derek Storkel and John Simons.
Steve Plasencia has led the Gophers to three NCAA regional titles and 14 NCAA championship appearances.
The University of Minnesota men's cross country program finished fourth at the 2013 Big Ten Men's Cross Country Championships, totaling 136 team points.
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.
2012 Redshirt Freshman Season:Competed in five events for the Gophers as a redshirt freshman in 2012 made his Minnesota debut at the Autumn Classic on 9/14, finishing the four-mile course in 22:00.7 to place 46th finished 49th overall at the Griak Invitational on 9/29 with a time of 25:58.4 his time of 24:50 at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational was his top eight-kilometer performance of the season finished 51st overall at the Big Ten Championship with a time of 24:57 closed out his season with a 46th-place performance at the NCAA Midwest Regional, crossing the finish line at 31:28.76 Academic All-Big Ten honoree letter winner.
2011 Freshman Season: Redshirted the 2011 cross country season.
High School: Graduated from St. Francis High School in 2011 high school coaches were Becki Hanson and Andy Forbort All-State honors in junior and senior years won the individual state championship as a senior 2010 Minnesota Gatorade Cross Country Runner of the Year two-time Academic All State won the 2010 Griak Gold Division finished second at the Nike Heartland Region took 23rd at the Nike Cross Nationals.
Personal: born on April 20, 1993 son of Greg Zutz and Betsy Rock-Zutz majoring in engineering has one sister, Maria enjoys camping, eating, being outdoors and spending time with friends/family.