Charlie Lawrence
Charlie  Lawrence

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Foley, Minn.

High School:
Foley


10/13/2017

Ali Leads Gophers in Madison

The University of Minnesota men’s cross country program returned to action with a 12th-place finish at the Wisconsin Nuttycombe Invitational.

09/23/2017

Three Gophers Post Top-25 Marks at Griak

Competing at Les Bolstad Golf Course, Charlie Lawrence, Obsa Ali and Derek Wiebke were among the top-25 while Minnesota totaled 135 points in fourth place.

09/06/2017

Gophers Host Oz Memorial on Friday Night

The women's six-kilometer race opens the competition at 6:30 p.m. CT with the men's four-mile race scheduled for 7:00 p.m. CT.

09/02/2017

`U' Finishes Second at IU Open

Behind top-10 performances from Charlie Lawrence, Evan Ferlic and Connor Olson, the Maroon & Gold totaled 50 points in the eight-kilometer race.

08/31/2017

Gophers Kick Off 2017 at Indiana

Minnesota will get a preview of this year's Big Ten cross country championships venue this weekend at the IU Championships CC Course in Bloomington.

09/23/2017

Gopher Men Host Griak

Minnesota Men Cross Country

09/24/2016

Roy Griak Invite

2016 Griak CC Race

07/29/2016

Charlie Lawrence Gallery

Charlie Lawrence Gallery

09/29/2015

Charlie Lawrence Photo Gallery

Charlie Lawrence Photo Gallery

PRONUNCIATION:



GOPHERS CAREER
• Second Team All-Big Ten (2016)
• Two-Time NCAA All-Region (2015, 2016)
• Two-Time Team Captain (2016, 2017)
• Three-time Letter Winner (2014, 2015, 2016)

2016 | REDSHIRT JUNIOR SEASON
Team captain • Second Team All-Big Ten • NCAA All-Region honoree • competed in five meets with two top-10 performances while factoring into the team score in all five meets • finished eighth at the four-mile Oz Memorial (20:19.7) • came in 81st at the eight-kilometer Roy Griak Invitational (26:20.1) • added a 79th-place showing at the eight-kilometer Wisconsin Nuttycombe Invitational (24:52.5) • led the Gophers with a ninth-place finish at the eight-kilometer Big Ten championships (24:54.9) • closed out the season with an 18th-place performance at the 10-kilometer NCAA Midwest Regional (30:45.5) • earned third letter • Academic All-Big Ten.

2015 | REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE SEASON
NCAA All-Region honoree • competed in six races for the Gophers, factoring into the team score in all six meets • opened the season with a new six-kilometer personal record of 19:06.2 at the Oz Memorial • also matched his best career finish with a fifth-place showing at the meet • finished 25th at the Griak Invitational, clocking a 25:38.0 • cross the Pre-National Meet finish line at 24:16.1 to finish 91st • matched his eight-kilometer personal record of 24:15.5 to finish 32nd at the Big Ten meet • earned NCAA All-Region honors with a 19th-place finish at the NCAA Midwest Regional, owning a time of 30:25.6 as the Gophers finished second to return to the NCAA championships for the first time since 2011 • came in 103rd at the national championships with a time of 30:59.9 • earned second letter. 

2014 | REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON

Competed in five meets for the Gophers • factored into the team's scoring for two meets and helped pick up one team title • set a new personal eight-kilometer record of 24:15.5 at the UC Riverside Invitational to open the season • finished fifth to help the Gophers land the team title at the meet • finished 46th in the Griak Invitational with a time of 25:51.1 • placed 181st with a time of 25:15 at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational • placed 65th at the Big Ten Championship with a time of 25:06.08 • finished 95th at the NCAA Midwest Regional with a time of 31:35.8 • earned first letter.

2013 | FRESHMAN SEASON
Redshirted the 2013 cross country season • ran as an unattached competitor at the Oz Memorial and the Griak Invitational • finished 11th at the Oz Memorial with a time of 19:48.1 • clocked a 25:50.9 at the Griak Invitational, coming in 111th.

HIGH SCHOOL
A 2013 graduate of Foley High School • three-time all-state honoree • two-time Minnesota Class A 3,200 meter state champion (2012, 2013) • helped Foley High School to the 2013 Minnesota Class A State Track & Field Championship as a senior • posted a pair of top-five performances at the state cross country meet in his prep career, finishing third as a junior in 2011 and second as a senior in 2012 • two-time conference and section cross country champion (2011, 2012) • his mother, Mona Bommersbach, was his high school cross country coach while he also ran for track & field coach David Dahlstrom.

PERSONAL
Born March 24, 1995 • son of Tom Lawrence and Mona Bommersbach • father played football at Minnesota Duluth, earning All-America honors before signing with the Minnesota Vikings  double majoring in sport management and business and marketing education.

Lawrence's Career Bests
6K 19:06.2 Oz Memorial (Sept. 11, 2015)
8K 24:15.5 UC Riverside Invitational (Sept. 14, 2014) 
Big Ten Championship (Nov. 1, 2015)
10K 30:25.6 NCAA Midwest Regional (Nov. 13, 2015)
Finish 5th UC Riverside Invitational (Sept. 14, 2014)
Oz Memorial (Sept. 11, 2015)
IU Open (Sept. 2, 2017)

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The University of Minnesota continues to represent at a high level as multiple Golden Gopher teams achieved national rankings this week.

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10/17/2017

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'U' Jumps to No. 18 in USTFCCCA National Poll

10/17/2017

The Gophers, who received votes in last week’s poll, vaulted into the top 20 following the team’s 12th-place finish in Madison that saw the Maroon & Gold best eight nationally...

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