The Gophers will send a small contingency of runners to Collegeville, Minn.
Northwestern hosts this year's conference meet at the Sydney R. Marovitz Golf Course.
The Coon Rapids, Minn., native is a two-sport captain this season in cross country and track & field.
Aaron Bartnik finished fourth to earn All-Region honors.
The University of Minnesota men's cross country team returns to action this Friday at the 2014 NCAA Midwest Regional in Peoria, Ill.
2014 team captain • 15 career races • one career win (2012 Fall Finale) • two top-10 finishes • three-time Academic All-Big Ten (2012, 2013, 2014) • three-year letter winner (2012, 2013, 2014).
2014 | REDSHIRT SENIOR SEASON
Team captain • competed in five meets for the Gophers and factored into the team's scoring in four events • opened the year at the UC Riverside Invitational, helping the Gophers to a team title • set a new personal record for an eight-kilometer course at the meet with a time of 24:25.9, finishing 11th • finished 57th in the Griak Invitational with a time of 26:02.3 • finished 108th overall (105th among scorers) with a time of 24:41 at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational • placed 54th at the Big Ten Championship with a time of 24:53.8 • finished 30th at the 2014 NCAA Midwest Regional with a time of 30:47.3 • Academic All-Big Ten • earned third letter.
2013 | REDSHIRT JUNIOR SEASON
Ran in four meets for the Gophers as a junior • opened the season with a fourth-place finish at the Oz Memorial, clocking a 19:35.2 at the meet • finished 75th at the Griak Invitational with a time of 25:33.6 • came in 44th at the Notre Dame Invitational with a time of 25:11.2 • closed out the season at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational, finishing 278th with a time of 26:23 • Academic All-Big Ten honoree • earned second letter.
2012 | REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE SEASON
Competed in four races for the Gophers as a sophmore in 2012 • opened the season with a 12th-place finish at the Oz Memorial, finishing second among Gophers runners with a time of 19:40.62 • added a 94th-place finish at the Griak Invitational, crossing the finish line at 26:56.8 • also finished 18th in the open race at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational, posting a time of 25:04 • best finish came at the Fall Finale, where he placed first overall with a time of 25:01.00 • Academic All-Big Ten honoree • earned first letter.
2011 | REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON
Ran in two meets • best finish came at the Oz Memorial where he placed fourth on the team with 20:17.04 • raced the Roy Griak Invitational in 26:33.5.
2010 | FRESHMAN SEASON
Redshirted his first year with the Gophers.
A 2010 graduate of Coon Rapids High School • high school coaches were Denny Green and Don Timm • state champion as a junior in the 1,600m at the 2009 Minnesota Class AA track meet with a time of 4:16.56 • finished third in 2010 with a time of 4:14.80 • placed ninth in the 2009 Minnesota Class AA cross country meet • Northwest Suburban Conference champion once in cross country and three times in track • two-time all-state performer • set school record in 1,600m • also a two-time letterwinner in basketball • graduated with honors.
Born Jan. 22, 1992 • son of Dave Dulian and Janine Norling, step-father is Tim • has a younger brother, Sam and a step-brother, Justin • enjoys sports, TV, food, and spending time with friends.
|Dulian's Career Bests|
|10K||30:47.3||NCAA Midwest Regional (Nov. 22, 2014)|
|8K||24:25.9||UC Riverside Invitational (Sept. 14, 2014)|
|6K||19:35.2||Oz Memorial (Sept. 6, 2013)|
|Finish||1st||Fall Finale (Nov. 2, 2012)|
Gophers Finish 19th at NCAAs
The Gophers totaled 464 points for the 10-kilometer course at E. P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park.
Zutz Honored by USATF Minnesota
The St. Francis, Minn., native was a First Team All-Big Ten and All-Region honoree this year.
Plasencia Earns USTFCCCA Honor
Steve Plasencia has been honored as the USTFCCCA Midwest Region Coach of the Year.