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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