Christian Skaret  
Christian  Skaret

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Minnetonka, Minn.

High School:
Minnetonka


08/31/2015

Gophers Kick Off 2015 at Kansas

Minnesota begins the season on Tuesday at the Bob Timmons Dual Classic.

12/11/2014

Bartnik Earns Fred O. Watson Award

Additionally, the Gophers announced Aaron Bartnik, Christian Skaret and Adam Zutz will serve as captains for the 2015 cross country season.

11/14/2014

Gophers Finish Fourth at NCAA Regional

Aaron Bartnik finished fourth to earn All-Region honors.

11/13/2014

Gophers Head to NCAA Midwest Regional

The University of Minnesota men's cross country team returns to action this Friday at the 2014 NCAA Midwest Regional in Peoria, Ill.

11/06/2014

Minnesota Set for Fall Finale

Minnesota has boasted the individual champion at the Fall Finale for two-straight years.

GOPHERS CAREER
2015 team captain • 12 career races  two top-10 finishes • three-year letter winner (2012, 2013, 2014).

2015| REDSHIRT SENIOR SEASON
Will serve as team captain with Aaron Bartnik and Adam Zutz.

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)