The Gophers totaled 464 points for the 10-kilometer course at E. P.
The No. 16 Gophers will send an exclusively Minnesotan roster to the NCAA Championships on Saturday.
Minnesota will run at the 2015 NCAA Championships on Saturday in Louisville.
With a runner-up finish, Minnesota will send its full squad to the national championships for the first time since 2011.
The men's 10-kilometer race is set for 1 p.m. CT while the women's six-kilometer race starts at 12 p.m. CT.
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2015 team captain • 16 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. • At the 2015 Oz Memorial, placed 10th with a time of 19:23.1. • At the Louisville DI Pre-Nationals, finished the 8k with a time of 24:50.5. • Finished the Big Ten Championships with a time of 25:00.7. • At the NCAA Midwest Regional finished the 10k with a time of 30:59.3. • Finished with a time of 31:32.3 at the NCAA Championships.
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.
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.
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)|
Gophers Finish 19th at NCAAs
The Gophers totaled 464 points for the 10-kilometer course at E. P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park.
Zutz Honored by USATF Minnesota
The St. Francis, Minn., native was a First Team All-Big Ten and All-Region honoree this year.
Plasencia Earns USTFCCCA Honor
Steve Plasencia has been honored as the USTFCCCA Midwest Region Coach of the Year.