Aaron Bartnik  
Aaron Bartnik

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Eden Prairie, Minn.

High School:
Eden Prairie


09/16/2014

Bartnik Earns Big Ten Accolade

A native of Eden Prairie, Minn., Bartnik set a new personal eight-kilometer record last weekend with his time of 24:07.1.

09/13/2014

Gophers Win UC Riverside Invitational

The Gophers totaled 43 team points in the winning effort at the UC Riverside Ag/Ops Course in Riverside, Calif.,

09/11/2014

`U' Heads to UC Riverside Invitational

A number of runners will make their first official appearance as Gophers this Saturday in California.

09/03/2014

Gophers Kick Off Season with Oz Memorial

The Gopher men will run Friday at 7 p.m. CT at Les Bolstad Golf Course.

11/14/2013

Minnesota Heads to Ames for NCAA Regional

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.

Bartnik's Career Bests
8K 24:07.1 UC Riverside Invitational (Sept. 14, 2014)
Finish 1st 2013 Fall Finale (Nov. 8, 2013)