Aaron Bartnik  
Aaron Bartnik

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Eden Prairie, Minn.

High School:
Eden Prairie


11/22/2014

Bartnik Closes Out Season at NCAAs

A native of Eden Prairie, Minn., Bartnik clocked a 31:50.9 in his second career 10-kilometer race.

11/22/2014

Bartnik Set for NCAA Championships

Indiana State hosts the 2014 NCAA Championships at the LaVern Gibson Championship Course in Terre Haute, Ind.

11/15/2014

Bartnik Earns NCAA Championship Bid

The junior will represent the Gophers at the NCAA Championships in Indiana next Saturday.

11/14/2014

Gophers Finish Fourth at NCAA Regional

Aaron Bartnik finished fourth to earn All-Region honors.

11/13/2014

Gophers Head to NCAA Midwest Regional

The University of Minnesota men's cross country team returns to action this Friday at the 2014 NCAA Midwest Regional in Peoria, Ill.

2014 | Redshirt Junior Season
Opened the season at the UC Riverside Invitational and paced the Gophers with a second-place finish to earn Big Ten Athlete of the Week honors. • Recorded a time of 24:07.1 at the Califonia race • finished 8th overall in the Griak Invitational with a time of 25:07.0• finished 30th at the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational, crossing the finish line at 24:11.• Placed 7th at the Big Ten Championship with a time of 23:52.6, a personal best.• Named to the 2014 All-Big Ten team. • Finished 4th at the 2014 NCAA Midwest Regional with a 10k time of 30:12.0. • Qualified for the 2014 NCAA Championships as an individual. • Earned All-Region honors for his efforts at the 2014 NCAA Midwest Regional.


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.

Bartnik's Career Bests
8K 23:52.6 Big Ten Championship (Nov. 2, 2014)
Finish 1st 2013 Fall Finale (Nov. 8, 2013)