Alec Basten
Alec  Basten

Class:
RS Freshman

Hometown:
Green Bay, Wis.

High School:
Green Bay Southwest


11/10/2017

Ali Breaks School 10K Record at NCAA Midwest Regional

A native of Richfield, Minn., Obsa Ali finished the 10-kilometer race at the ISU Cross Country Course in 29:23.06, besting Plasencia’s 29:26.0 from the 1976 NCAA Championships.

10/29/2017

Ali Earns All-Big Ten Honors, Gophers Finish Sixth

The Gophers totaled 142 points in the men’s eight-kilometer competition, which was hosted by Indiana at the IU Championship Cross Country Course.

10/13/2017

Ali Leads Gophers in Madison

The University of Minnesota men's cross country program returned to action with a 12th-place finish at the Wisconsin Nuttycombe Invitational.

09/23/2017

Three Gophers Post Top-25 Marks at Griak

Competing at Les Bolstad Golf Course, Charlie Lawrence, Obsa Ali and Derek Wiebke were among the top-25 while Minnesota totaled 135 points in fourth place.

09/02/2017

`U' Finishes Second at IU Open

Behind top-10 performances from Charlie Lawrence, Evan Ferlic and Connor Olson, the Maroon & Gold totaled 50 points in the eight-kilometer race.

PRONUNCIATION:



2016 | FRESHMAN SEASON
Redshirted • represented the Gophers in the men's junior eight-kilometer race at the 2017 USATF Cross Country Championships, finishing 19th (27:54.0) • ran in three additional races as an unattached competitor • came in third at the eight-kilometer Fall Finale (25:55), finished 22nd in the four-mile Oz Memorial (20:55.2) and came in 135th at the eight-kilometer Roy Griak Invitational (26:54.9). 

HIGH SCHOOL

A 2016 graduate of Green Bay Southwest High School • the 2015 Fox River Classic Conference cross country champion and the 2015 WIAA Division I state runner-up • a first team all-state selection by the Wisconsin Cross Country Coaches Association • the 2015 Press-Gazette Media's boys cross country runner of the year • holds the Green Bay Southwest school cross country record (15:48.03) • also won Fox River Classic Conference titles in the 1,600 meters and the 3,200 meters as a senior in 2016 • competed for Jerry Feldhausen • began competing in cross country as a senior after previously playing football.

PERSONAL
A native of Green Bay, Wis.

Basten's Career Bests
8K 25:36.2 IU Open (Sept. 2, 2017)
Finish 3rd (UA) Fall Finale (Nov. 4, 2016)

MORE HEADLINES

Ali Breaks School 10K Record at NCAA Regional

Ali Breaks School 10K Record at NCAA Regional

11/10/2017 - M. Cross Country

Ali finished the 10-kilometer race at the ISU Cross Country Course in 29:23.06, besting Plasencia's 29:26.0 from the 1976 NCAA Championships.

'U' Heads to NCAA Midwest Regional

'U' Heads to NCAA Midwest Regional

11/8/2017 - M. Cross Country

The Gophers return all five scorers from last year's Midwest Regional squad as the Maroon & Gold finished seventh with a total of 205 points.

Lucas Claims Fall Finale Title

Lucas Claims Fall Finale Title

11/3/2017 - M. Cross Country

Lucas’ title continues a stretch of success for the Maroon & Gold in Collegeville dating back to David Van Orsdel’s Fall Final title in 2006.

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