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. Finished 135th overall with a time of 31:50.9 at the 2014 NCAA Championships.
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.