Christian Skaret
Christian  Skaret

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Minnetonka, Minn.

High School:
Minnetonka


06/01/2016

Gophers Earn Academic Big Ten Honors

The Gophers totaled 282 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2015-16 academic year.

12/09/2015

Big Ten Honors Gophers for Academics

Student-athletes from the University of Minnesota honored for performance in classroom

12/09/2015

Big Ten Honors Gophers for Academics

Student-athletes from the University of Minnesota honored for performance in classroom

11/21/2015

Gophers Finish 19th at NCAAs

The Gophers totaled 464 points for the 10-kilometer course at E. P.

11/19/2015

Minnesota Made

The No. 16 Gophers will send an exclusively Minnesotan roster to the NCAA Championships on Saturday.

09/29/2015

Christian Skaret Photo Gallery

Christian Skaret Photo Gallery

GOPHERS CAREER
2015 team captain • 18 career races  two top-10 finishes • Academic All-Big Ten (2015) • four-year letter winner (2012-15).

2015 | REDSHIRT SENIOR SEASON
Served as team captain with Aaron Bartnik and Adam Zutz • competed in six meets, scoring in four of them • finished 10th at the Oz Memorial with a time of 19:23.1 (6K) • ran 24:50.5 (8K) at the Pre-National Meet, finishing 187th • finished 71st at the  Big Ten meet with a time of 25:00.7 (8K) • scored at the NCAA Midwest Regional with a 32nd-place finish (30:59.3, 10K) as Minnesota finished second and advanced as a team for the first time since 2011 • closed out the season at the NCAA Championships, coming in 163rd with a time of 31:32.3 • Academic All-Big Ten • earned fourth letter. 

2014 | REDSHIRT JUNIOR SEASON
Competed in five meets for the Gophers • factored into the team score for four meets • opened the season at the UC Riverside Invitational and helped the Gophers to a team title • his time of 24:20.9 marked a new personal eight-kilometer record while Skaret finished ninth overall at the meet • finished 52nd in the Griak Invitational with a time of 25:56.5 • ram a 24:51 at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational, finishing 134th overall (130th among attached runners) • finished 43rd at the Big Ten Championship with a time of 24:33.3 • placed 26th at the NCAA Midwest Regional with a time of 30:43.9 • earned third letter. 

2013 | REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE SEASON
Competed in five meets for the Gophers during the 2013 season • opened the season with a sixth-place finish at the Oz Memorial, finishing in19:42.1 • placed 101st at the Griak Invitational, clocking a 25:46.7 • crossed the finish line at 26:05.8 to place 125th at the Notre Dame Invitational • placed 42nd at the Big Ten meet with a time of 25:23.3 • part of the Gophers' NCAA Regional squad, finishing 87th with a time of 32:16.9 • Big Ten Sportsmanship Award winner • earned second letter.

2012 | REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON
Competed in two events for the Gophers as a redshirt freshman in 2012 • made his Gophers debut at the Oz Memorial, finishing 14th overall with a time of 19:47.25 • finished 17th overall in the open race at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational, crossing the finish line at 25:01 • earned first letter. 

2011 | FRESHMAN SEASON
Redshirted the 2011 cross country season.

HIGH SCHOOL
Graduated from Minnetonka High School in 2011 • high school coaches were Jeff Renlund, Steve Hoag, Chris Cohen and Matt Weirsum • two time all state selection • two time all conference in cross country • finished 13th in his senior year at the state championships • state champion in the 1,600m as a senior • lettered four years in cross country • also participated in track, golf, baseball, hockey and Nordic skiing.

PERSONAL
Born on September 3, 1992 • son of Jeff and Heidi Skaret • majoring in sport management • enjoys wake surfing, pond hockey and boating.


Skaret's Career Bests
10K 30:43.9 NCAA Midwest Regional (Nov. 14, 2014)
8K 24:20.9 UC Riverside Invitational (Sept. 14, 2014)
6K 19:42.1 Oz Memorial (Sept. 6, 2013)
Finish 6th Oz Memorial (Sept. 6, 2013)

MORE HEADLINES

‘U’ Alum Siegmeier Joins Gophers Staff

8/25/2016

A two-time All-American and three-time Big Ten champion, Zach Siegmeier will serve as director of operations for men's track & field and cross country.

Griak Feature: Martin Smith

8/23/2016

Martin Smith is one of eight Roy Griak Invitational Hall of Fame inductees who will be honored at this year's meet.

Blankenship, Mead Shine in Olympic Finals

8/20/2016

Mead and Blankenship recorded the best Olympic finishes by Gophers since Staffan Strand finished sixth in the high jump for Sweden during the 2000 Olympics in Sydney.

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