Student-athletes from the University of Minnesota honored for performance in classroom
The Gophers posted the top six overall finishes in the eight-kilometer race.
The Gophers hit five new personal records for eight-kilometer courses on Saturday between the two meets.
The Gophers listed six of the top-10 finishers in Saturday's TC 5K including champion Eric Colvin.
Minnesota recorded a pair of top-five finishes and three top-10 finishes on the night, totaling 39 points as a team .
Brad Woodford Photo Gallery
• 10 career races
• Three top-10 finishes
2015 | REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE SEASON
Ran in three races for the Gophers • closed out the season with a fourth-place showing at the Fall Finale, running 25:25 • opened the year with a 25th-place performance at the Oz Memorial, finishing in 20:13.6 • helped the Maroon & Gold repeat as team champions at the Jim Drews Invitational, coming in 10th at 25:13.18.
2014 | REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON
Ran in four races for the Gophers • factored into the team's scoring in two meets and helped the Gophers win the Jim Drews Invitational • opened the season at the Oz Memorial with a 14th-place finish • his Oz time of 19:45.3 marked a new personal six-kilometer record • finished 98th in the Griak Invitational with a time of 26:26.9 • posted a ninth-place finish at the Jim Drews Invitational with a time of 25:06.32 -- a personal eight-kilometer record • finished 80th overall at the Big Ten Championship with a time of 25:32.5.
2013 | FRESHMAN SEASON
Redshirted the 2013 cross country season • ran as an unattached competitor at the Oz Memorial, the Griak Invitational and the Fall Finale • finished 20th at the Oz Memorial with a time of 20:20.8 • came in 112th at the Griak Invitational with a mark of 25:51.3 • closed out the season with a third-place finish at the Fall Finale, crossing the finish line at 25:11.
A 2012 graduate of Waukesha South High School • finished his prep career with back-to-back top-10 finishes at the Wisconsin state meet • posted a 10th-place finish at the 2012 Wisconsin State Cross Country Championships as a senior and finished sixth at the meet as a junior • posted top-10 finishes in each of the six races he competed in as a senior • won the Matt Hadler Invitational as a senior • also competed in track • ran for head cross country coach Darrell Gramdorf and head track & field coach Ken Sumbry at Waukesha South.
|Woodford's Career Bests|
|8K||25:06.32||2014 Jim Drews Invitational (Oct. 18, 2014)|
|6K||19:45.3||2014 Oz Memorial (Sept. 5, 2014)|
|Finish||3rd (UA)||2013 Fall Finale (Nov. 8, 2013)|
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Ali finished 52nd overall in the men's U20 race, clocking a time of 26:14 for the eight-kilometer race at the Kololo Independence Grounds.
Plasencia, Ali Set for World XC Championships
Plasencia and Ali are the latest runners with ties to the University of Minnesota to represent the United States in the last year.
Catching Up with Coach
GopherSports.com caught up with Minnesota Director of Men’s Track & Field and Cross Country Steve Plasencia to talk about all things Maroon & Gold.